Playstation 4 Games Catch-All

ccesarano wrote:

I wonder if the stuff you might like is simply much further in. Not that I'm recommending you give it a second try.

If it pops up on PS+ or PS Now, I'll give it another go, but I'm not expecting to have a different experience. I've mostly struck out with Sony's big first-party games lately, and I'm not much interested in what's ahead of them, either.

Not sure if this should go here or in the general deals thread, but big PSN Holiday Sale - Week 1.

My usual "I gotta" threshold for deals in my wishlist is $10, unless the starting price isn't that much higher. But for this deal, that would mean:

  • Statik
  • End Space
  • Darknet
  • Cold Iron
  • The Night Journey
  • Minit
  • Lego Worlds
  • Mortal Kombat XL
  • Blackwood Crossing
  • 1979 Revolution: Black Friday
  • The Spectrum Retreat
  • Guns of Icarus Alliance
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • Farpoint

And that's a hardline at $10, with Silence, Observer, Obduction, Space Pirate Trainer, Everspace, and Torn just missing the cut, but still under $15.

Relevant facts: my wishlist is 85+, and my "owned/unplayed" list is probably 30+. I think I need to adjust my game quality threshold to something above "that looks interesting".

That sale is confusing because the banner image on the store says it's only good until 12/18, but if you go into the game's listing, it says that the price is good until 1/15.

That mostly matters because I'm expecting/hoping to find a PSVR under the Christmas tree, but can't guarantee I will. There's a bunch of VR games in the sale that I want to get. If the sale ends before Christmas, I'd take a flyer and grab them. If it runs until January, I can wait and pick them up once I know if I have a PSVR or not.

Oof. $3 for Thief is enough of a price drop that I'd probably find it worth the price (and given I have no nostalgia for the original franchise it wouldn't be a bad time for that price, either). The problem is, when would I squeeze in the time to play it?

On the other hand, Danganronpa 1+2 are something I keep looking at and here it's at $20. The question is, can I afford that right now? I really shouldn't have tempted myself by looking at this sale, but at least I KNOW I'd give Danganronpa the time.

I'm eagerly awaiting Tetris Effect to drop below the £30 mark before I dive in head first. The weekend trial demo was amazing, I'm ready for my addiction to Tetris to be renewed all over again.

I started What Remains Of Edith Finch a few nights ago, what a delight in imaginative storytelling, the house holds so many different secrets with high quality voice acting.

Finding out what happened to each family member is so intriguing then trying to piece together their relationships with one another or where they lie on the timeline of the Finch family tree. Should get it finished in the next couple of days.

m0nk3yboy wrote:

So, the new God of War. I hear it's not a bad game, and a friend of mine just gave me a PSN card for $30. I've got $12 credit on my system already, so I could get it in the second wave of Christmas sales.

Any reason (outside of existing pile commitments) not to?

I'm on a "non-pro" PS4 if that changes anything, but it will be running off a 1TB hybrid drive.

God of War is likely to be by game of the year this year. Loved it. The Axe is probably the best weapon I've fought with in any game. If you are at all into games of that nature it's a no brainer.

I played it on a regular PS4 and had no problems.

I've seen Everybody's Golf on that sale for 14 dollars, which is a steal. In addition all DLC courses for that game are half off. I might buy it again just so I can always have it loaded and ready to go instead of doing the disc thing.

Fastmav347 wrote:

I've seen Everybody's Golf on that sale for 14 dollars, which is a steal. In addition all DLC courses for that game are half off. I might buy it again just so I can always have it loaded and ready to go instead of doing the disc thing.

I always look at that every time it goes on sale. Have you ever tried the multiplayer?

I'd love to get back into a golf game with a few friends, we used to love the PGA Tours on the Mega Drive or PlayStation back in the day, passing the controller around 4 or 5 of us.

ccesarano wrote:

Oof. $3 for Thief is enough of a price drop that I'd probably find it worth the price (and given I have no nostalgia for the original franchise it wouldn't be a bad time for that price, either). The problem is, when would I squeeze in the time to play it?

I do have a lot of affection for the franchise, and I nevertheless found a way to enjoy the reboot. It still manages to be interesting, perhaps even moreso because its development was so obviously a train wreck. I've been thinking about replaying it, and the $3 price tag is tempting.

You may already have it, it was a PS Plus game a while back.

Chaz wrote:

That sale is confusing because the banner image on the store says it's only good until 12/18, but if you go into the game's listing, it says that the price is good until 1/15.

Yeah, I was confused by that too. There's a bunch of PSVR stuff I want on sale, but I'm expecting some holiday gift cards, so I'd rather wait until after Christmas to purchase if possible.

Also, Alienation is $3. I'll probably nab that.

Alienation is fun. I got it through PS Now and haven't put a whole ton of time into it yet, but I've enjoyed what I played. I'd encourage you to remap the controls pretty much right away, though, unless you're super fond of clicking the right thumbstick every couple seconds.

Dyni wrote:
Chaz wrote:

That sale is confusing because the banner image on the store says it's only good until 12/18, but if you go into the game's listing, it says that the price is good until 1/15.

Yeah, I was confused by that too. There's a bunch of PSVR stuff I want on sale, but I'm expecting some holiday gift cards, so I'd rather wait until after Christmas to purchase if possible.

Also, Alienation is $3. I'll probably nab that.

I'll probably just wait and take my chances. These seem to be pretty standard sale prices for a lot of the games, so it's likely they'll drop that low again. Slightly annoyed that I picked up Thumper for the PSVR version when it was half price on Black Friday, and now it's even cheaper.

Of note: if you're curious if something is at an all-time low price or not, psprices.com is your friend, especially their historical data graph. Sony tends to get a bit tricky with their event sales where things are discounted for less than you'll have seen them a few times in the past.

Spikeout wrote:

I'm eagerly awaiting Tetris Effect to drop below the £30 mark before I dive in head first. The weekend trial demo was amazing, I'm ready for my addiction to Tetris to be renewed all over again.

Good news! Amazon UK has it for £29.99!

And for our American friends, Gamestop has it for $20. Amazon has it for that price too, but it's already sold out, and they're not letting you put in a back order. I'm trying to decide if I want to go out of my way to swing by a Gamestop store and pick up a copy to save the $5 shipping.

Dyni wrote:
Chaz wrote:

That sale is confusing because the banner image on the store says it's only good until 12/18, but if you go into the game's listing, it says that the price is good until 1/15.

Yeah, I was confused by that too. There's a bunch of PSVR stuff I want on sale, but I'm expecting some holiday gift cards, so I'd rather wait until after Christmas to purchase if possible.

Worth checking the game's individual page for the actual duration of the sale price. Everything in my Wish List that's currently discounted (Gardens Between, Pixel Ripped, 18 Floors, and The Inpatient - I already own a lot of what's on sale) is actually discounted from 12/11 to 1/15, so I decided to wait and see if anything gets an even steeper Flash Sale price.

And, just in case people aren't taking advantage of it, the web store offers better functionality than the in-your-PS4 store, because you can make a Wish List of games you're interested in, then periodically look through the list - the ones with a discount will be immediately apparent.

Even the games that are on the week one banner have sale prices good through 1/15. I think they're just highlighting different games each week and trying to drum up a scarcity response.

Evan E wrote:
Dyni wrote:
Chaz wrote:

That sale is confusing because the banner image on the store says it's only good until 12/18, but if you go into the game's listing, it says that the price is good until 1/15.

Yeah, I was confused by that too. There's a bunch of PSVR stuff I want on sale, but I'm expecting some holiday gift cards, so I'd rather wait until after Christmas to purchase if possible.

Worth checking the game's individual page for the actual duration of the sale price. Everything in my Wish List that's currently discounted (Gardens Between, Pixel Ripped, 18 Floors, and The Inpatient - I already own a lot of what's on sale) is actually discounted from 12/11 to 1/15, so I decided to wait and see if anything gets an even steeper Flash Sale price.

And, just in case people aren't taking advantage of it, the web store offers better functionality than the in-your-PS4 store, because you can make a Wish List of games you're interested in, then periodically look through the list - the ones with a discount will be immediately apparent.

As long as you don't check it while they're uploading the sale. I saw Wario64's feed start kicking out PSN sales, so I knew there was something new. Checked my wishlist, nothing listed as on sale. Then they started flipping to discounted, one by one. Apparently the servers they use to update PSN from the back end are just as slow as the front end ones. That makes me feel a little better, I guess.

Anyone have any experience with Koihime Enbu RyoRaiRai? I honestly expect the answer to be no, but I thought I'd ask. It's a Japanese indie fighting game, and Polygon had an article about it awhile back arguing that it was the best way to learn to play fighting games. It's currently $15 in the sale.

I had a bunch of fun with Alienation. Certainly better co-op though.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Alienation is fun. I got it through PS Now and haven't put a whole ton of time into it yet, but I've enjoyed what I played. I'd encourage you to remap the controls pretty much right away, though, unless you're super fond of clicking the right thumbstick every couple seconds. :P

I am not a huge fan of constant right thumbstick clicks, so I will definitely do that. Thanks

For as bland of a game as Dead Nation appeared to be, I had a lot of fun running and gunning through it, particularly in local co-op, so $3 for an upgraded version of that sounds great.

Evan E wrote:

Worth checking the game's individual page for the actual duration of the sale price. Everything in my Wish List that's currently discounted (Gardens Between, Pixel Ripped, 18 Floors, and The Inpatient - I already own a lot of what's on sale) is actually discounted from 12/11 to 1/15, so I decided to wait and see if anything gets an even steeper Flash Sale price.

And, just in case people aren't taking advantage of it, the web store offers better functionality than the in-your-PS4 store, because you can make a Wish List of games you're interested in, then periodically look through the list - the ones with a discount will be immediately apparent.

Ah, good to know. I do use the web store, but I wasn't paying attention to the individual page sale dates.

Don't know if we have any EDF fans here but Earth Defense Force 5 just dropped on the digital store. You may think this is a 'budget' release but no my friends, full price and worth every penny.

I haven't dug too far into the game but first impressions are that the fun, addictive gameplay loop of EDF that you know and love is here in full force. More enemies onscreen, more corny voice acting from NPCs, more MONSTERS, more guns, just more. Plus they've significantly improved the class system from EDF4 - armor and weapons for other classes will drop for you - though at a lesser rate - no matter what class you're playing. So if you want to experiment with other classes at some point they won't be completely gimped. Split screen is of course here which for me is a big selling point of these games, my son and I love to park on the couch and blast away.

The division is my 3rd most played game according to the recent stats but that was mostly co-op play with friends and we don't find time to play these days. I generally don't play FPS games other than that but I've played enough to know that I'm as good as I'm going to get, which is to say not very good!

When Destiny 2 came out on PS+ I played through the single player campaign and enjoyed it. The difficulty was fine for me.. until I needed to get into the PVP areas and then I had no clue which way was up! I liked the change of pace from Tropic and No Mans Sky so I wanted to find another game to scratch the itch.

So my question for you all is - What FPS games would you recommend for someone that is bad at them? I'm looking for good single player campaigns and something that doesn't have hoards of enemies constantly rushing me? I liked that Destiny allowed me to find a spot to hide and rethink my tactics at times.

wook1000 wrote:

So my question for you all is - What FPS games would you recommend for someone that is bad at them?

I'll go for the obvious - have you tried the Uncharted series? Fantastic story, some puzzle elements mixed among FPS action. I'm not good at them either, but I've been able to get through those with only a minimum of the die/retry cycle.

Whoops, I missed the "FP" part of that. I have zero preference one way or the other, so I keep forgetting there is a difference... Sorry!

Do you want specifically first-person games (the FP in FPS) or just shooters generally? The Division is third-person is why I'm asking.

Bulletstorm and both of the Wolfenstein games, you can drop the difficulty on easy and have a blast

Also Titanfall 2 campaign is fun on the easy setting.

ComfortZone wrote:

Also Titanfall 2 campaign is fun on the easy setting.

Hell yes. That game was $5 or something back in the summer and I spent an awesome weekend with the campaign.

Titanfall 2 also has amazingly "sticky" aim assist. I imagine it'd make playing it a lot easier if you aren't comfortable aiming on PS4. It doesn't take anything away from the game because it's so movement-based, but it makes for some really smooth and satisfying gunplay. I never felt like I was fighting with the controls, which I often get frustrated with as I'm primarily a PC FPS player.

It's also one hell of a game. Up there with DOOM as the best recent FPS I've ever played. It's so much fun!

Yeah I had no problem at all with TF2 on the PS4, and I've never been comfortable with FPS on consoles. On the other hand I found Doom pretty frustrating (again on PS4, I'm sure it's great on PC).