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Topic: Thinking about getting a Playstation 4, my first console that isn't Nintendo.

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BezBot

@BAMozzy I know it was just a suggestion and stuff and wasn't trying to completely shoot you down on your idea, so sorry if it seemed like I did. I've spent a long time deciding what to get looking at both consoles and I feel like PS4 will provide me more with a console experience and exclusives because I have a decent PC and most of the best games on XBOX on are Steam or the Windows Store or PS4. As for the future with 4K I don't mind playing in 1080 because I know if my TV works I won't be buying a new one. I know there are better things about the XBOX but I think the PS4 has better things for me.

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@Octane I'll make sure to post back on this forum to update everyone about when I'll get it and what I'm getting as soon as I know myself.

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BAMozzy

@BezBot I didn't take it personally. I thought you were gaming on a Laptop which wasn't the 'best' as you had to turn settings down and was limiting you on some games. If its just for Exclusives, of course the PS4 would be the best bet this generation - especially if you have a Laptop/PC that's capable of playing all the Xbox exclusives you are interested in.

I know an Xbox though could be a good compliment - especially to a Laptop - Almost 'Switch' like in the sense you can play a game on the go on the Laptop, and then switch on the Xbox and carry on gaming where from the last check-point/save on the big screen - not with 'every' game like you can with switch and its not quite as instantaneous either but all the 'play anywhere' games - as long as you buy digitally, you get both the PC and console version.

I also think that if you missed out on the PS3/XB360 era, then the XB1 with its Backwards Compatibility may well of offered a big choice of old and new games all in one package. Game Pass too would instantly give you access to over 100 games from the past decade that you could download and play. Maybe not all games you missed out on with your PC but its not a 'bad' option for those who haven't owned either a PS or Xbox.

Anyway, that was my thoughts. I still think the Xbox One offers better value (just look at the price of a standalone 4k Bluray player, and this also offers Atmos Audio too - the full 4k HDR media suite - something the PS4 Pro can't offer) but if you have no interest in that 4k HDR Bluray player, access to both Era's of gaming and can play all the 'exclusives' you are interested in on your PC, then it really starts to lose the value it offers. If you are only interested in this generation Exclusives, the PS4 is stronger. Apart from the Forza Series (best racing game), and Ori (best 'Indie' game), I can't think of any Xbox game that would be the 'best' in category, let alone Game of the Year. PS has games like Bloodborne (a Dark Souls type game), Uncharted, Horizon:Zero Dawn (I would be surprised if this doesn't win in some categories) as well as games like Last of Us 2, Spider-Man, God of War etc, as well as all the Japanese games that offer more variety.

I do think though, even if you don't have a 4k TV, you should look towards the PS4 Pro. That little bit of a boost for all games should offer some benefits to performance. The 'enhanced' games may have super-sample visuals and some offer 60fps options too - it has more 60fps games than the PS4... LOL

It maybe a more difficult decision to those who own a PS4 already and only a 1080p TV to consider upgrading BUT if you are looking to buy your 'first' PS4, its really a no brainer to spend that little bit more and get the Pro. I really do think that we will see some decent bundles - not just the Destiny 2 one, and a price drop - especially in November to increase the price differential between the Pro and Xbox X. With Christmas on the horizon, we will certainly see a few decent bundles as well as some 'store built' bundles and of course Black Friday may well see some fantastic deals too.

Like I said, I own both Consoles (actually 2 of each consoles - both original consoles and the PS4 Pro and XB1 slim too) so I can easily make a case for either - depending on the circumstances, budget etc. Both have their strengths and weaknesses. If you do decide on the PS4 though, the Pro would be a better choice for the first time buyer - just because the extra power it offers has a positive impact. If you do upgrade to a 4k TV, then you also have a more 'future' proof console. The Pro also offers an extra USB and Optical port too.

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BezBot

@BAMozzy I would want a PS4 Pro but if I get that I wouldn't be able to afford any games after buying it and a second controller, and I don't see it being worth $100 more for better frame rate considering the budget I'm on. And my PC is pretty good I was just saying I had to turn down graphics on high end games like ARK Survival to get about 30 FPS. Most games work fine and I could play XBOX exclusives but just don't buy them really because I'm not interested in Forza and other games. I also forgot to mention that since I've owned Nintendo consoes this whole time I have a Blu-Ray Player and I just checked today and it is capable of 4K, just of course I need 4K DVDs and a 4K TV. It also plays Youtube, Hulu, Netflix, all those apps. I also have a ROKU 4 and Fios cable so I'm not buying a console to watch movies or videos, it's for the games. And if I do ever get a 4K TV anytime soon I should be able to sell it for about $200, even though I really can't see myself with one considering right now I only have a 24' TV.

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Rudy_Manchego

In my opinion, a PS4 is worth it as long as you feel there are titles you are missing out on from not having one. I have a Switch, lots of older consoles and a PS4 and I feel I have more than enough of what I like with this combination. I don't feel like I need a PC or XB1 for example because I've not seen anything I need.

The PS4 does have a wealth of genres and amongst those, some of the best of their genres if that makes sense. You have JRPG's if you are into them, western RPG's or RPG lite (like Horizon), indie games, horror games and all the big third party releases so I don't think you'll ever be starved for content.

As for brief recommendations, I'd give the Uncharted Collection a try, see if its for you (and quite cheap now), maybe Ratchet and Clank. If you want action games, Bloodborne all the way. Also can't recommend Horizon enough.

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ApostateMage

@BezBot Make sure to buy a copy of GTAV so it stays in the top 5 of the charts until the year 2525.
Seriously though, GTA Online is a cracking game when played with a few buddies.

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BezBot

@Rudy_Manchego Yeah I feel like I'm always missing out on Playstation titles. XBOX seems it has exactly the same games as my PC does, so I don't feel I want to buy it. That's exactly why I'm buying a PS4.

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Mahe

I can vouch for PS4 as someone whose recent favorite systems were from Nintendo (Wii, DS, 2DS etc.) PS4 has a much better game selection than PS3 did in its early years, and a lot of that is due to PS4 getting more "Wii style" games. The PS4 is a great system and has a seriously deep game library, so you should find lots of games to enjoy.

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Octane

@Mahe What's your definition of a ''Wii style'' game? I'm just curious, since I have no idea what it means!

Octane

Mahe

@Octane "Wii style" covers a lot of ground. Basically, more experimental games, smaller budget games, indie, 2D, family, party, music & rhythm, Japanese, platformers and so on.

Mahe

BezBot

@Mahe Yeah looking through the games I've seen a lot that remind me a lot and have that special look how Wii games did, except it's in HD.

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KirbyTheVampire

I would get a PS4. Much more exclusives than the Xbox One. Of course, that only matters if you care about those exclusives. If you don't, an Xbox One is something to consider.

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BezBot

Small update about what I'm getting. I've actually looked at Uncharted 4 and it's gameplay and it looks amazing. Thought it was completely different than I thought and what my friend told me about it. He said it's a shooting game but boy is that wrong lol. Also the Uncharted 4 Bundle is cheaper than the 1TB one (by $30) at Target which is where I buy all my current console stuff and was going to buy the PS4 1TB. I'm just waiting for the letter in the mail to say how much money I get. It was sent out Monday so it should be in a few days, then I'll know exactly what I'm getting.

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Fight_Teza_Fight

@BezBot Good call ! If you are interested in it, I would suggest picking up Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. Its dead cheap now and it includes Uncharted 1-3 at 1080p/60fps and most people still believe Uncharted 2 is the best in the series (I disagree! UC4>All).
You could play UC4 without having played the previous games, but your experience would be infinitely better with context. The games are also relatively short. You could probably blast through the entire collection in 30-35 hours.

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Octane

@BezBot I agree with @Fight_Teza_Fight If you're interested in Uncharted 4, why not pick up the remaster trilogy too? The first game is pretty rough these days, but the second and third are pretty good. Gameplay-wise UC4 is the best I think, but playing the previous entries kinda helps you getting into the story and the background of some of the characters.

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BAMozzy

If you are interested in UC4 - which really isn't a 'shooting' game as such - It does have 'shooting' you wouldn't call Tomb Raider a 'shooting' game either and the similarities don't end there - but you really ought to play the Nathan Drake collection first. The games are action/adventure and very narrative driven. They have a strong focus on Characters too and their relationships with each other. By the time you get to UC4, you have a much deeper appreciation of the dynamics and backgrounds of the characters too. Its not necessary to play UC1-3 but it does help in my opinion...

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KratosMD

@BezBot Considering that Uncharted 4 is the last game with Nathan Drake and basically a swan song to his character, I really believe that you should experience the first three games if you want a more emotional impact from the fourth one. For example, there's a part in the beginning of the game which is dedicated to the fans of the series and you will definitely not understand any of it if you haven't played any of the previous games. So while you might enjoy Uncharted 4, you won't enjoy it to the fullest if you don't have any knowledge of the series.

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