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^ Those are updates to the games which download separately

Thank you for the clarification... I had no clue as to what was what... When I saw read to install, my immediate thought was: Wow, I'm already able to play the game. The PS4 is super fast...

Edit: as I sat here playing Resogun, I looked down at the light bar, and then at the tv. I thought, the light bar doesn't reflect off my tv at all. Then I realized that the way I hold my controller (almost downward point), and my tv sitting slightly higher than my hands, that itwouldn't be an issue for me. I held the controller up and pointe to the tv, and there it was... A reflection... That would annoy the crap out of me, if it were constantly there...

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Knack on hard is... hard. No joke, probably died about "50" times in the first hour of playing. Pretty much everything can 1/2 shot you lol.

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Knack on hard is... hard. No joke, probably died about "50" times in the first hour of playing. Pretty much everything can 1/2 shot you lol.

 

What's the gameplay and story like?

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I'm hoping Knack is one of the first ps4 retail titles to make it to ps+.

I would like to try it out myself, but I have enough games to play to keep me from seeing the worth in buying it.

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What's the gameplay and story like?

 

Gameplay is fairly basic, so far 3 power up moves, basic punch, double jump and homing jump attack. The story so far seems typical pixar B movie, the voice acting is good and it's flowing fine. I'd say it seems like the story may be getting panned a little too hard, it's harmless fun with likeable characters. I like that there seems like a wealth of collectables, and the shared loot in chests between friends is a pretty cool mechanic. If someone on your friends list got a random loot drop that's rarer than yours from the same chest you can opt to take what they got instead. Already took a few things from Shuhei's (@yosp - yosp on PSN) chests :p

 

I wouldn't play it on anything but hard though, this is really making the game better than it would be. If it were easy, it would be a pretty mindless slog. On hard though every mistake pretty much kills you, and as it's checkpoint based you can find yourself returning back past enemies you struggled to get through only to be killed by the last one or two. Kind of like the Souls games.

 

I'm having fun so far and in the first 2 hours haven't had any moments of needing to do something else as the games that bad. Not even tried co-op yet.

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Gameplay is fairly basic, so far 3 power up moves, basic punch, double jump and homing jump attack. The story so far seems typical pixar B movie, the voice acting is good and it's flowing fine. I'd say it seems like the story may be getting panned a little too hard, it's harmless fun with likeable characters. I like that there seems like a wealth of collectables, and the shared loot in chests between friends is a pretty cool mechanic. If someone on your friends list got a random loot drop that's rarer than yours from the same chest you can opt to take what they got instead. Already took a few things from Shuhei's (@yosp - yosp on PSN) chests :p

 

I wouldn't play it on anything but hard though, this is really making the game better than it would be. If it were easy, it would be a pretty mindless slog. On hard though every mistake pretty much kills you, and as it's checkpoint based you can find yourself returning back past enemies you struggled to get through only to be killed by the last one or two. Kind of like the Souls games.

 

I'm having fun so far and in the first 2 hours haven't had any moments of needing to do something else as the games that bad. Not even tried co-op yet.

 

I may grab this game if I can find it for $20 somewhere...Or if Sony throws it on PS+ sooner rather than later...

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Knack was fun for one play through. Good but not great, bought it to see how it was and to support the launch/new IP. Hope there's a sequel, though already traded the game in.

And I agree with spacer, the notification area takes some getting used to, but once you get the hang of it its fine. Controller battery life also takes getting used to, but just keep that cable handy. Overall PS4 and X1 are amazing, gamers love to complain which is good for pushing for change, but this "generation" is by far the most solid ever out the gate.

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I am finally getting a ps4 in the mail tomorrow after trying multiple times since launch to get one. I have had an Xbox One for a few months and have come to the conclusion that it is far too buggy at this point. I no longer want to bother with it. I have heard nothing but good reviews for the ps4 for the most part, so I am thrilled to see what it will be like. 

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I may grab this game if I can find it for $20 somewhere...Or if Sony throws it on PS+ sooner rather than later...

 

Without a doubt it will end up on PS+, I don't think for a few months though. Once we see inFamous and Drive Club release I think they'll be a better chance, right now in retail with not that many games out, Knack will still be selling. Not to mention one of the Official bundles is with Knack.

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Considering they have this bad boy, no wonder

 

 

I'm sure Sega will localize....  :laugh:

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Help... I've put Netflix in the PS4 for the first time. I can't seem to turn off the controller and let Netflix still stream, like on the PS3. When trying to turn off the controller the movie stays paused. Am I missing something? If this is the case, where's a 4 media remote when ya need it.

Edit: and battery life worse on the DS4 than DS3. Didn't realize it was that much worse. The DS3 seems to last forever in comparison to the DS4. But the DS4 is the way better controller overall IMHO

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Looks like I have to let the DS4 time out to turn it off.., hope this is patched...

So if you turn it off manually, the film will pause - but if you let the DS4 time out on its own, then it plays?

That sounds like a bug to me. Only workaround is to set the time out time to the lowest value it'll go to.

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So if you turn it off manually, the film will pause - but if you let the DS4 time out on its own, then it plays?

That sounds like a bug to me. Only workaround is to set the time out time to the lowest value it'll go to.

If I hold down the PS-button the movie pauses. I can turn off the controller, but the movie doesn't resume playing.

But if I put the controller down and let it time out, at least the movie still plays. But also kills unnecessary battery on the DS4..

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If I hold down the PS-button the movie pauses. I can turn off the controller, but the movie doesn't resume playing.

But if I put the controller down and let it time out, at least the movie still plays. But also kills unnecessary battery on the DS4..

Yeah...it's probably something to do with how apps handle the menu screen that comes up when turning off the controller. A pretty irritating bug for films :/
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Netflix on the PS4 is a joke right now, using it on my PS3 instead. Besides the DS4 turning off issue, 5.1 sound is simply broke.

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Netflix on the PS4 is a joke right now, using it on my PS3 instead. Besides the DS4 turning off issue, 5.1 sound is simply broke.

That sucks. I thought Netflix would be well flushed out on the PS4. I guess I'll have to wait for a patch I guess.

Note to self: Stick with watching Netflix on the PS3

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