Playstation 4 Games Catch-All

ClockworkHouse wrote:

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.

No, I'll take FP or TP. As long as I'm doing the shooting and not as much dying!

dewalist - Uncharted is a good suggestion, I haven't played any of them since 2.

fastmav - I did play through Bulletstorm when it came up on PS+. That was broken, stupid and fun!

Thanks for the suggestions all. I'm going to add Titanfall, Wolfenstein and Uncharted to the Christmas list.

Specifically Titanfall 2. The first has no campaign

And is not on PS4

Hah right. Forgot which thread for a moment.

I am also bad at shooters, especially of the first person variety, and still found Wolfenstein pretty fun on a modest difficulty setting. If you haven't played them already, the Bioshock series is pretty forgiving once you get special abilities (they often have a little hump at the beginning though), and might be the FPS series I've most thoroughly enjoyed. I also found Prey playable and fun on a lower setting.

I like third person shooters much better; easier to understand, easier to control, less likely to give me motion sickness. I found the Uncharted games more difficult than dewalist, and had to drop them to an easy setting, but was not dissuaded from finishing them. I generally most enjoy "shooter adjacent" games where you can mitigate the difficulty of a big shootout with creativity or stealth; Mafia 3, the Watch_Dogs games, and the Tomb Raider reboot were all quite fun despite my doing poorly if it hit the fan.

beeporama wrote:

I like third person shooters much better; easier to understand, easier to control, less likely to give me motion sickness. I found the Uncharted games more difficult than dewalist, and had to drop them to an easy setting, but was not dissuaded from finishing them. I generally most enjoy "shooter adjacent" games where you can mitigate the difficulty of a big shootout with creativity or stealth; Mafia 3, the Watch_Dogs games, and the Tomb Raider reboot were all quite fun despite my doing poorly if it hit the fan.

I hear you. I can't play FPS because I get sick immediately. As a matter of fact, I can't even watch someone else play them, or watch gameplay videos because of it. It is so bad I can't even do non-frantic first person games. I played The Vanishing of Ethan Carter last year because I thought I might be fine since there wasn't lots of crazy action, and I still couldn't play for longer than forty minutes before having to stop. On the bright side, not being able to play first person games really helps reduce the amount of games I'm interested in, haha.

And I also prefer games that give you the option to be stealthy instead of shooting everything and everyone, but I've never played Mafia or Watch_Dogs. Maybe in the future...

wook1000 wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

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.

No, I'll take FP or TP. As long as I'm doing the shooting and not as much dying!

dewalist - Uncharted is a good suggestion, I haven't played any of them since 2.

fastmav - I did play through Bulletstorm when it came up on PS+. That was broken, stupid and fun!

Thanks for the suggestions all. I'm going to add Titanfall, Wolfenstein and Uncharted to the Christmas list.

Nothing really in the way of a single-player campaign, but I’d recommend Overwatch. It has a firing range level with nothing but bots who don’t attack you, which is great for learning how to shoot and each character’s abilities. Once you’re comfortable there you can fire up custom matches on the level of your choice with low-level AI teammates and enemies (you can even choose how many on each side). The game does a remarkable job easing you into the action.

Apart from the other recommendations, you might check out Borderlands 2. I don’t think you have control over difficulty, but there’s a character there who allows you to drop turrets and deal damage while you avoid shots, which I found fairly straightforward during my first playthrough. It’s a great game...fun story, neat loot, and tons of replayability.

New games added to PlayStation Now for January:

  • Chess Ultra (PS4)
  • God Eater 2: Rage Burst (PS4)
  • Lock’s Quest (PS4)
  • Metro 2033 Redux (PS4)
  • Onechanbara Z2: Chaos (PS4)
  • Prey (PS4)
  • Project Cars 2 (PS4)
  • Skydrift (PS3)
  • Thunder Wolves (PS3)

Prey is the highlight of that list, to me, and Sony's hyping up the inclusion of Project Cars 2. I'm also curious to take God Eater 2 for a spin.

Project Cars 2 is a solid sim racer.

After two weeks with the PSVR, I'm real happy. There's a bunch of good stuff available for it, and while the tech isn't perfect, it's good enough the majority of the time. Astro Bot is phenomenal, and would've been on my GotY list if I'd gotten to it in time. Strong chance it's on the 2019 GotY list for me. Wipeout in VR is insane and is pretty much what I envisioned racing games in the sci-fi future to be.

Technology-wise, the setup was pretty easy, and after some experimentation, I've found good camera positions for standing and seated games. I do need to figure out a better headphone situation, mostly involving getting a pair that have a shorter, lighter cord than my current ones. I realized that my old drum throne from the Rock Band days makes a great VR chair because it swivels.

I still have a bunch of games I want to try or put serious time into. I think I'm sold on this whole VR thing now. I want to show it to everyone.

Fastmav347 wrote:

Project Cars 2 is a solid sim racer.

Onechanbara Z2: Chaos is a solid fan service hack-n-slash.

Chaz wrote:

I still have a bunch of games I want to try or put serious time into. I think I'm sold on this whole VR thing now. I want to show it to everyone.

The PSVR has definitely increased both the number of games I bought and the number of people who have played my PS4 last year.

Astrobot is absolutely my GotY from last year. So. Good. And it keeps getting better the more you play it. Each level is better than the last.

Mantid wrote:
Chaz wrote:

I still have a bunch of games I want to try or put serious time into. I think I'm sold on this whole VR thing now. I want to show it to everyone.

The PSVR has definitely increased both the number of games I bought and the number of people who have played my PS4 last year.

Yeah, same on both accounts. I've owned my PSVR for 2 months, and it looks like I own about 15 VR games now... A few were from PS+ offers, but I bought a bunch of games. My wallet curses you, holiday sales.

My stepmom, little sister, and my brother's fiance have all asked me if they could come over to play the light saber game on separate occasions, and my dad is all about Star Trek Bridge Crew. I have never been able to get any of them to show an interest in gaming before. It's weird and great.

I've also bought quite a few VR games, though most were (criminally) on sale. I think I wound up with Astro Bot and Tetris Effect for $20 each, and I got a bunch of games on PSN sale, plus a few PS+ games. I've got another 25 or so on my wish list that I'm either waiting on a sale for, or just a hole in my gaming time. Between the games I've picked up and the free/demo stuff on PSN, my VR folder is actually too full to display all of them on the row.

I've been trying not to blast through Astro Bot because I don't want it to end. I've been doing one world per night, and I'm only through world 2. I'm not hopeful, but I'm wishing for the reveal that after you finish the five worlds, there's actually another five after that. I want more of this thing.

Chaz wrote:

I've been trying not to blast through Astro Bot because I don't want it to end. I've been doing one world per night, and I'm only through world 2. I'm not hopeful, but I'm wishing for the reveal that after you finish the five worlds, there's actually another five after that. I want more of this thing.

I was doing the same thing, but I pushed through to the end to decide how it would rank on my GotY list. It really does keep getting better until the end.

It is quite short, but finding the chameleon in each stage unlocks special challenge stages that I have yet to tackle. I plan to come back for all of those and the bots I missed along the way.

My biggest regret for being an early adopter of PSVR is the HDR issue. I bought a new TV over the past year and I really need to plan out which games I am going to play next. Like, "Do I just want to play all of my PSVR games right now so I can switch the cables afterwards and get back to those sweet, sweet HDR colors?"

Garth wrote:

My biggest regret for being an early adopter of PSVR is the HDR issue. I bought a new TV over the past year and I really need to plan out which games I am going to play next. Like, "Do I just want to play all of my PSVR games right now so I can switch the cables afterwards and get back to those sweet, sweet HDR colors?"

Yeah... they announced the updated PSVR two weeks after I bought mine.

I got mine this Christmas but it was still the old version. :/

I'm one of the lucky(?) ones who can't tell if what I am watching is HDR or not. I got a new tv last year with HDR, played a bunch of stuff throughout the year, and only recently hooked up my launch PSVR - and haven't once noticed the difference.

I'm sure if they were side-by-side I could see the difference, but otherwise - still looks great to me.

Any suggestions on what Jackbox Party Pack to pick up? I played 2 at a friend's party last month but everyone seemed to like only two of the games (fibbage and quiplash) so I'm just wondering which one has the best value.

dewalist wrote:

I'm one of the lucky(?) ones who can't tell if what I am watching is HDR or not. I got a new tv last year with HDR, played a bunch of stuff throughout the year, and only recently hooked up my launch PSVR - and haven't once noticed the difference.

I'm sure if they were side-by-side I could see the difference, but otherwise - still looks great to me.

It's possible you never had HDR properly enabled on your TV to begin with. That may sound dumb but it took me like a week with my new TV to figure out how to actually enable real HDR (yes the TV has a "fake" HDR emulation setting that just confused matters further), and the difference is definitely noticeable in games that properly support it.

AcidCat wrote:

It's possible you never had HDR properly enabled on your TV to begin with. That may sound dumb but it took me like a week with my new TV to figure out how to actually enable real HDR (yes the TV has a "fake" HDR emulation setting that just confused matters further), and the difference is definitely noticeable in games that properly support it.

A fair point. I haven't done my usual "google to find the recommended config" for the new TV yet. I added it to my weekend to-do list. Maybe I will be pleasantly surprised!

Forlorn Hope wrote:

Any suggestions on what Jackbox Party Pack to pick up? I played 2 at a friend's party last month but everyone seemed to like only two of the games (fibbage and quiplash) so I'm just wondering which one has the best value.

There are hits and misses on each iteration of the Party Pack in my opinion. Best advice I could give is to pick them all up on a package deal whenever they do one on sale, which they do every so often. That way you can just load up each one and cherry pick the good games.

Might I also suggest That's You which is a great party game with a group of good friends and Use Your Words... the movie clip caption segment of the game on there is one of the best things ever.

I dont know if PC is an option for you, but one of party packs is going to be free on epic store later this month

NEStolgia wrote:

There are hits and misses on each iteration of the Party Pack in my opinion. Best advice I could give is to pick them all up on a package deal whenever they do one on sale, which they do every so often. That way you can just load up each one and cherry pick the good games.

Might I also suggest That's You which is a great party game with a group of good friends and Use Your Words... the movie clip caption segment of the game on there is one of the best things ever.

Thanks for the suggestions! Bundle deal sounds like the best route and I'll look into the other games too.

Fastmav347 wrote:

I dont know if PC is an option for you, but one of party packs is going to be free on epic store later this month

Oh, I didn't know that. I'll have to remember to get it whenever it's available.

Anyone planning to get Vane?

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Anyone planning to get Vane?

My hair is already immaculate.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Anyone planning to get Vane?

I was thinking about it, but none of the impressions I've read thus far have been positive.