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#1 trooper11

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 16:35

I thought I would start this topic so that we could keep all the system reviews in one place. So just post them up as you see them.


Polygon: http://www.polygon.com/a/ps4-review/


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 16:45

Besides Polygon having the biggest MS fanboy on the internet in their ranks (Arthur Gies), not a bad review (nice looking site as well).



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 16:49

Kotaku: http://kotaku.com/th...ress-1463521231

 

They recommend don't buy it yet..

 

I think you'll want one eventually. But, cool as the PS4 is, a lack of a must-play game means you can afford to wait. Do you need to have a PS4?

NOT YET

 

I guess Kotaku are also MS fanboys now? :p



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 16:52

Saw this scroll by on Twitter earlier, initial impressions from Ars Technica.  Some good, some bad, but they do note the review's not yet complete.

http://arstechnica.c...l-of-surprises/



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 16:53

Kotaku: http://kotaku.com/th...ress-1463521231

 

They recommend don't buy it yet..

 

 

I guess Kotaku are also MS fanboys now? :p

 

If that's aimed at me, then no.

 

Arthur Gies is an individual, not a site. Although Polygon were heavily funded by MS.



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 16:56

Hardware receiving universal* praise - job well done sony. :)

 

Saw this scroll by on Twitter earlier, initial impressions from Ars Technica.  Some good, some bad, but they do note the review's not yet complete.

http://arstechnica.c...l-of-surprises/

Yup, even Kotaku says their review is not final yet.

 

 

*I've only seen 2 reviews so far, please don't sue me.



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 16:57

Besides Polygon having the biggest MS fanboy on the internet in their ranks (Arthur Gies), not a bad review (nice looking site as well).


Yeah, they also have a very interesting page layout for the review.

They certainly went in depth over all of the features, which is something I wanted to read about.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 17:01

I think the one thing disappointing me the most are the launch titles. I still haven't picked one. The reviews that are coming out now are not helping me at all. Even KZ isn't holding up beyond the obvious visual prowess.

I'm seeing a pattern in game reviews commenting on how nice everything looks and then having problems with how the rest of a game works.

Looks like I may just be getting the indie games at launch, or play the free ones via ps+

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 17:28

I am puzzled by this - PS4 doesn't support Sleep & Resume but it does support Standby. Isn't Sleep same as Standby? :s



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 17:29

I am puzzled by this - PS4 doesn't support Sleep & Resume but it does support Standby. Isn't Sleep same as Standby? :s

 

I'm going to guess sleep uses less power than standby? Not entirely sure myself, sure it will be in one of the first post launch patches.



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 17:33

I'm going to guess sleep uses less power than standby? Not entirely sure myself, sure it will be in one of the first post launch patches.

 

It comes down to how they define those modes.

 

On a pc, standby is more akin to hibernate, which actually uses less power than just sleep.



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 17:35

I am puzzled by this - PS4 doesn't support Sleep & Resume but it does support Standby. Isn't Sleep same as Standby? :s

Sleep and resume is in the next firmware update. Anyway, I don't understand how you can review a system when there are only a few games out for it. These guys aren't reviewing the system, they are reviewing the UI. Which we already knew would be an improvement of the PS3 UI.



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 17:35

I am puzzled by this - PS4 doesn't support Sleep & Resume but it does support Standby. Isn't Sleep same as Standby? :s


sleep = cpu not active,nothing happens, suspend = cpu able to do tasks in the background ?????????

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 17:38

Sleep and resume is in the next firmware update. Anyway, I don't understand how you can review a system when there are only a few games out for it. These guys aren't reviewing the system, they are reviewing the UI. Which we already knew would be an improvement of the PS3 UI.

 

Why can't you review a system with just a few games?  You're not reviewing the games individually but how the system is as a whole, the UI, the online features, the apps and so on.  You don't need a large library to review the hardware and OS and services etc.



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 17:40

I agree with the reviews, it's good but you don't have to rush to buy one, which is why I'm not doing so.  I'll probably get it next year, at best in Feb, or if not then in the March-April period when I expect to see a few better games come out.