New PS4 User here. (Please go easy on me)

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  1. Sonic Angel Knight
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    Hello all, today I finally received my PS4 console in the mail. I bought it used for $220 it and it came with a controller which feels pretty godlike, no game, and a charge station stand or whatever. Is basically a usb powered stand base that has dual fans for cooling, 2 Dualshock 4 charging stations, and 3 additional usb ports dubbed "HUB" on it, i don't know if is offical by sony, but i found no Playstation logo on it. I posted about it here with pictures anyway.

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/things-you-recently-bought-or-got.347639/page-364#post-6723034

    Well I knew it had no game, so I was getting a decent deal... i feel. I do have games to play for it. Mostly from the Cross-buy stuff, which is way less than what i though. Retro city rampage DX, Nidhogg, Dragon Fantasy Book II Black tome of ice, and Pier solar and the great architechs. I also found dead or alive 5 last round free, so that all i got right now, nothing else yet. I know pretty lame huh? I guess at the time, the games i was getting was PS3 PSVita and not also PS4. So oh well, i could just get playstation plus, buy a few discounted games and feel like a achievement was made. There is also some ps2 games, but only one i find of interest is rogue galaxy, game is awesome. But as of now, i offically have no disc based game to play. I thought about Final fantasy VII but look at the price $17? Why is the price so high? The pc version on steam is only $10, and so is the original ps1 game on ps3, it's confusing, why is it the same price as the android ports of final fantasy games? Is basically the pc version and is more expensive. Guess i will wait for a sale, or go play my PS3 Download, what a disappointment.

    Just some first impression disappointments.

    Well i really haven't done much as of now, so i don't have much to say, what i did wanna ask if anyone has any new user friendly suggestions. The system menu is on 4.00, it says update available, but i doubt there is good reason not to update. There is no known homebrew at this time right? Are there any secrets i should know about using a ps4, tips and tricks, any suggestions for games? I need something to keep me busy until sonic mania comes out. :)

    I'm asking the people like you (i think who will respond) have been using it since day one if there anything worth knowing at this time? I am open to opinions.... as long as is affordable. :unsure:
     


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    I bought a ps2 game, but when i play it, is not full screen, does anyone know if is changeable? i cannot find the options to do so. Unlike the ps3 ps2 games, it probably more complex. :unsure:
     
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    Ps2 classics for ps3 has a feature to do a full screen. PS4 doesn't have that option but some games may have widescreen support in the options menu.
     
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    I'm honestly surprised you didn't just wait one more month until the ps4 pro came out to get that instead since it's so close to release.
     
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    That sucks, i guess adding that to list of disappointment will follow later. :P
    Hopefully a system update will change that.

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    It was either pay $400 plus tax for it or get a working ps4 for $225 with cooling fan and controller charge station. :P

    All for what? 4K and HDR? A ps4 that makes games look better? I play games cause its fun, if i wanna watch something look amazing, i would just buy a movie. Lol
     
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    The original ps4 sooner or later will eventually stop being supported so it's considered a good future investment to get the hardware that will be supported for the long run.
     
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    I dunno, to it just seem like nintendo with their new 3DS system, which doesn't even have 5 exclusive games to is name. ps4 pro it didn't seem like much but a graphic enhancer than actually trying to show case better performance. Either way, i will consider it, when is possible to find one under $300 :)
     
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    My suggestion is simple, you have a PS4 why not try finding some PS4 games to play on it instead of trying to play ps1 and ps2 games. Even if there are no "AAA" games that you might want to play, and you sound like the type to snub those sort of games seeing as you are considering FF VII of all things, there are shitloads of options in the store. If you honestly cant find anything new on there that is of interest to you you might as well just sell the PS4.
     
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    Is no rush. I actually got it for future games like sonic mania. I usually wait for sales of games, either locally or online, local sales i mean like buy 2 get one free, or like %50 off and such. Or some online vendors like ebay, or whatever. Also psn has flash sales which sometimes have games over %50 off, sometimes if there game that are on discount, i activate playstation plus to buy the discount price of games, even if i lose the plus access, i would keep the game since i paid money, but at lower cost. Unlike the free games that only work with available subscription. :)

    I also have some already bought ps4 games, mostly cause of cross buy promotion. I had noticed it after looking through the library section of it. Some indie games, which is okay, plus rogue galaxy will keep me busy for few months. :D

    I'm a shopper like that, so i'll be okay for now. No problem. I already have games i plan to get but just will wait for price drops of games to be lower thaan $30. :P

    (IS not cheap, is genius!) Nope, is still cheap. Okay call it what you want. :creep:
     
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    Bloodborne is great. I also loved Uncharted 4, but idk if you're into that. Dark Souls 3 is amazing as well, but since you have a PC you may as well play it on that.

    Oh, and Odin Sphere is also amazing.They made a lot of improvements over the PS2 version. If you like rhythm games, Project Diva Future Tone is very good. Over 220 songs!

    Honestly, the PS4 has lots of great games. Did you get one just for older games?
     
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    I shall get me the uncharted 4 as soon as possible. :D

    As for odin's sphere, i remember buying the ps2 game on my ps3 for $5, it didn't really appeal to me for some reason, it lack the expectations of a Vanillaware title, unlike muramasa rebirth and dragon's crown. You saying i may like this one better since is upgraded?:unsure:

    Also i did not buy ps4 for older games, that what emulators are for :P
    I bought it for games of future.

    So far the games i will find now are
    uncharted collection + uncharted 4,
    Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator
    Just cause 3
    Skull girls 2nd encore
    And if the new spectre knight dlc update doesn't come out for wii u shovel knight, then i'll get this one too.

    And if i am feeling extra bored and need a to get cheered up. (I have to be on that "STUFF" extra saucy) :P
    Dead or alive xtreme 3
    Gal gun double peace
    Valkirye drive


    Future games are
    Sonic mania + Unnamed sonic title
    Kingdom hearts III
    Final Fantasy VII (Maybe)
    BlazBlue
    Thinking of gravity rush 2
    Bloodstained.... whenever that comes out. :P
    Indivisable... whenever that comes out.
    Shantae half genie hero.
    Retro city rampage sequal.

    I actually have a legit list of games i plan to get, it doesn't seem like much now, but is what currently has my interest. Not lot of people exposing me to new potential stuff. Besides is bloodbourne and Dark souls kinda the same game? Watching it seem like a complex management system of a game. I am very confused about what the game is.
     
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    Bloodborne and Dark souls play a lot differently. I can't stand Dark Souls but I couldn't put Bloodborne down. Bloodborne lets you be a lot more aggressive, since you regen some health when you land a hit.
     
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    Also don't forget that ps4 is region free so you can import games with no issues plus the best psn accounts to have that i know of are usa, hong kong, and japanese psn accounts.
     
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    Does the import work by disc or by download, or both? Also for the dlc of imports, i also need the appropriate psn account right? If i buy a download code, it won't work on my american account.

    Actually i know dengeki bunko fighting climax was on ps4 but i think the game is japan only, i considered trying it, but wondered if the imports were only download or was is for disc. Besides that, i doubt i will buy any dlc not of my region. :P
     
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    maybe try getting ps+ subscription, you get some free games every 2-3 months or so.
    but 60% of the ps+ games are garbage.

    x'D sadly

    and btw. if you came from a ps3, you'll love the ps4, when i was only owning ps3, i was like "who needs ps4? it is the same as ps3" etc.

    but after i got it, it is like 8x faster than the ps3, and games play way more fluid, ps4 is a friggin beast man.

    congrats on getting it ;)

    grab the DQ : builders demo and play some ,its so much fun , when i get some funds, i will buy a physical copy of it ;-;
     
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    For dlc you would have to login to the appropriate psn account to purchase/use it. You can get out of region psn cards on play asia as well as for importing games.

    For dengeki bunko fighting climax, part 1 has an american release but part 1 has no dlc. Dengeki bunko fighting climax ignition which is the sequel is japan only at this time and does have dlc. Imported games by disc work on any region psn but imports by downloads only work with that certain psn region.
     
  18. Sonic Angel Knight
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    Yeah, besides having it for online play, i usually wait till a good sale on games is available, then snag the discount prices, even if i lose ps+ I keep the game since i did BUY it and it wasn't free. :D
    I know, fair share of disappointments like the not 5GHZ AC wifi which sucks, and also no audio cd support even sucks, and that some ps2 games that should be on ps3 downloads is ps4 only, like rogue galaxy. Is a step up in some cases but i would have liked those things.

    Thanks, but i doubt i will get that, i only stick to dragon quest rpg games, the spin off games or the "Super mario bros 2, trend setter rip off" games are not really my thing. If that builders game is anything like mine craft, i will pass, i'm not one spending hours building the game when i paid money to play it. no offense to anyone who like those kinds of things. :)

    I guess i can try a demo, no harm.

    Okay i'll look into that, just not all out of region games have the language switch to english like some do, doa xtreme 3 right?
     
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    Right. There will be times when you play an out of region game that will have no english in it at all.
     
  20. leonmagnus99

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    try the demo, it is relaxing :3

    you dont have to go all out in such games , i never played minecraft, that game looks boring and weird and stuff.

    ewe' but DQ Builders has so many rpg elements, and the music / world is charming, give the demo a go mun.