Playstation 5 Catch-All

Mario_Alba wrote:

As for the comparison with Cyberpunk, I personally trust Housemarque much more than CDPR because I've played and loved four out of four games by them, while I've only played (and loved) one by CDPR (The Witcher III).

Oh for sure, that was more a dig at Cyberpunk than an actual comparison. The actual comparison was the one I made with Hello Games, a small studio who normally make smaller, "simpler" games, who then announced a much more ambitious project, far outside of their previous scope.

I can see that.

r013nt0 wrote:
Mario_Alba wrote:

That said, and even though it's a new kind of game for Housemarque, knowing how solid the four games of theirs I've played were, and knowing the care they put into making sure controls and gameplay are tight in their games, I would be shocked if Returnal isn't smooth or doesn't play well. But we'll see when it's out.

Sounds like me after having played and loved the Joe Danger games, awaiting the release of No Man's Sky.

So Returnal is actually going to be good in four years? Nice! Maybe by then I'll be able to buy a PS5 with better odds than winning the lottery.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

So Returnal is actually going to be good in four years? Nice! Maybe by then I'll be able to buy a PS5 with better odds than winning the lottery.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
r013nt0 wrote:
Mario_Alba wrote:

That said, and even though it's a new kind of game for Housemarque, knowing how solid the four games of theirs I've played were, and knowing the care they put into making sure controls and gameplay are tight in their games, I would be shocked if Returnal isn't smooth or doesn't play well. But we'll see when it's out.

Sounds like me after having played and loved the Joe Danger games, awaiting the release of No Man's Sky.

So Returnal is actually going to be good in four years? Nice! Maybe by then I'll be able to buy a PS5 with better odds than winning the lottery.

You and me both.

ccesarano wrote:
Mario_Alba wrote:

Agreed. The more I see of this game, the sooner I want to get a PS5. I trust the controls will be great and the movement will be super fluid. I mean, it is Housemarque!

You'd think Cyberpunk 2077 would have taught all of us something regarding hype and expectations.

Which isn't to say that I think we should be super skeptical and not be hyped for anything, but from what I can gather (not having played Housemarque games before) this is their most sophisticated project to date, and therefore stands a chance of falling flat on its face. Or! It could be really good!

Cautious optimism, I think, is always the route to take.

For some reason, this made me think of Elden Ring, and I nearly did a spit take from a turned stomach.

Leave Britney Housemarque alone!

Fedaykin98 wrote:

For some reason, this made me think of Elden Ring, and I nearly did a spit take from a turned stomach.

I'm really curious what Elden Ring will look like, since the early interviews and discussions of it made it sound as if the game were going to be far more open-world. They didn't discuss mechanics much, which is where I'm curious if it'll be more Dark Souls, more Bloodborne, or perhaps something new.

It is just one of many games I've been waiting for word on. Japanese devs have been quiet of late. Bayonetta 3? Silence. Project Re:Fantasy? Silence. Shin Megami Tensei 5? Silence. Babylon's Fall? I... think they had something last year? Maybe? Elden Ring? Silence. Breath of the Wild 2? Silence.

I'm not used to companies keeping quiet! I'm used to being pulverized with news, trailers, and announcements until my excitement is buried under over-stimulated apathy!

ccesarano wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:

For some reason, this made me think of Elden Ring, and I nearly did a spit take from a turned stomach.

I'm really curious what Elden Ring will look like, since the early interviews and discussions of it made it sound as if the game were going to be far more open-world. They didn't discuss mechanics much, which is where I'm curious if it'll be more Dark Souls, more Bloodborne, or perhaps something new.

Hopefully we won't have too long to wait, since rumors have been circulating that Elden Ring is in the polishing stage of production. The silence from a lot of Japanese developers is both welcome and frustrating. Thank you for not shoving your game down our throats and either setting expectations too high or desensitizing us to the game, but also......can't we just have a few crumbs? We're starving for information.

I find that “more open world” bit interesting, because when it comes down to it, the Dark Souls games, Bloodborne, and Sekiro are all very open worlds. Having not read or seen the original source, do they mean more mainstream open world mechanics? Climb this Eldritch horror for markers on a mini-map?

I'm hoping they mean more like DS1, but bigger. DS1 was magically interconnected for the most part, where 2 and 3 were pretty linear, and featured few if any really neat moments of discovering you'd looped back to an earlier area. It's actually very puzzling to me that they made such a neat world just the one time.

Bloodborne is more interconnected but still pretty linear. Haven't played Sekiro.

PC Gamer has a compilation that just went up, though some of it is... I think stretching a bit. Early on the Dark Souls reference of "Our world is not yet mended" could easily be in reference to entering a Covid-stricken 2021, as it was part of a New Year's Tweet that Japanese devs do in terms of what's coming up.

But, this is the bit about the open-world that is discussed:

Miyazaki says that the world of Elden Ring will be "ripe for exploration." He confirms that it will take place in an open world which he refers to as a large open field to play in. While Dark Souls is relatively unrestricted in how it allows you to explore, it sounds like Elden Ring will be even moreso.

Despite being open world, Elden Ring is still a From-style game. Rather than villages bustling with NPCs that we may expect of a game like The Witcher 3, Elden Ring will stay away from a lively open world in favor of a grim one. "Creating a new type of game is a big challenge for us," Miyazaki told IGN. "If we would add towns on top of that, it would become a bit too much, so we decided to create an open world style game focused on what we are best at.” He says you'll be able to traverse Elden Ring on horseback.

Miyakazi also calls out some of the environments we may find in Elden Ring's big open field. "Among those areas, you will also find intricately designed, multi-layered castles and such." From his IGN interview, Miyazaki says players can expect ruins and other environments similar to FromSoftware's past games.

From what I've played of Dark Souls and Bloodborne, none of those games are "big, open fields" and are effectively very Metroidvania, just able to be tackled in a more open sequence. It sounds like Elden Ring is going to be a big open-world with castles and ruins and other locations that have that Metroidvania element. In my mind, I'm thinking something closer to Darksiders 2, but not quite.

Regardless, we'll know better when gameplay is revealed.

so we decided to create an open world style game focused on what we are best at.”

Makes me really happy to read that.

I’m presuming Elden Ring has co-op ( I can live without invasions.) I enjoy fighting bosses alone but some of my best memories of Dark Souls and Bloodborne are helping others and communicating through gestures.

I also can’t wait to see more.

They haven't confirmed any of the usual online features, but I'm certianly hoping to see all of the usual ones, and some excellent covenants.

It feels more likely than not. I’d be ok with all the usual stuff as long as I can dodge invasions as usual.

If I could only have two games upon my eventual PS5 acquisition, akin to say our youth when Christmas and birthdays were it, which with these higher prices isn't too far fetched, I think I'd opt for Returnal and Elden Ring. It's rare I get intrigued, but with the little I've seen and read these two have managed just that.

RnRClown wrote:

If I could only have two games upon my eventual PS5 acquisition, akin to say our youth when Christmas and birthdays were it, which with these higher prices isn't too far fetched, I think I'd opt for Returnal and Elden Ring. It's rare I get intrigued, but with the little I've seen and read these two have managed just that.

I'm a confirmed Souls fanatic, but apart from DSR (I'll play Elden Ring on Xbox), Returnal is the PS5 game that has me the most interested.

I forgot how much of a greatest hits the psplus collection was.

Picked up my console last night and spent hours getting a solid connection and updates going. Good thing I had my ps4 to keep me occupied with Bloodborne.

Ordered the psvr adapter and looking forward to moving the ps4 to another spot in the house.

After finally having some time at home and getting enough things done to be in the right mindset, I unboxed and hooked up the PS5 after it's sat in the corner of my office for months. This thing is slick.

Did some updates, added some PS+ games to my library, started playing Persona 5 Royal for the first time after hearing good things. Controller feels great in my hands, even with the sticks being aligned. I've been spoiled by the Xbox controller for so long that the DualShock 4 felt really odd to me, but this works. UI will take some getting used to, but is real snappy.

I like it upright, but it doesn't fit in my TV stand that way, so it's external standing on the floor. I'm in the market of a (much) taller and wider unit anyhow - something we've left unaddressed for a couple of years since we moved. Anyone have recommendations for any tall/wide, decent-looking units that actually have room for this behemoth? Or is it horizontal or bust?

IUMogg wrote:
Stele wrote:

So I've watched a couple DVDs and several Blu Ray discs over the holidays. Disc drive has been very quiet compared to the PS3 I remember and nothing strange has happened.

2 nights ago I put Immortals PS4 game disc in, and then the icon popped up for the PS5 version. Clicked that and purchased the upgrade for $0 and it started downloading. From what I could tell it didn't copy anything off the disc, but it still was spinning pretty loudly. It had a reminder that I would need to keep the disc even to play the digital PS5 version, so figure it would just spin up whenever I start the game or something. Put the system in rest to finish the download and went to bed.

Then last night I was doing remote play of Nioh on my PC across the room while my wife was watching TV. And the disc kept spinning and spinning. At one point it got so loud it was hard to hear the TV over it. WTF.

I had assumed I would just leave the disc in and wait until I played Immortals, hopefully this weekend, but instead I went ahead and ejected it last night for peace and quiet. Anybody had this issue? Super loud disc drive when playing a totally different digital game? Why is it even spinning at all?

I also have a loud disc drive. I did some research and apparently it's a known issue. Sony has a fix on their support page but it required opening up the console. I came to ask if anyone has tried this. this is what it says:

What you will need before you begin: A well-lit room with a table to work on. A #1 Phillips or Cross Hatch screwdriver works best. A small flashlight (optional).

Turn off the PS5™ system and disconnect the AC cord.

Disconnect all cables from the system.

Remove the stand from the PS5 system.

Place your palms on the system’s glossy panel and let your fingers rest on the far side of the system.

Place the system sideways on a clean, flat surface in front of you, so that the front of the system is facing you. You're going to remove the bottom panel that has the disc slot from the PS5. The top panel that has a PS logo on it should be facing the table.

Place your palms on the top of the panel, near the back corner of the system, and grip the edge of the panel with your fingers.

Lift the corner of the panel up, away from the system until the panel shifts a couple of centimetres.
You will hear a click and the panel will move a couple of centimetres. Lift the panel off, starting from the right side.

Once the panel has been removed, look for four circular pieces on the bottom of the optical drive. Beside these is a circular dust cover of black plastic. Carefully peel this dust cover away to reveal the screw beneath. Set the dust cover to one side for now.

Turn the screw clockwise until the disc can be seen peeking out of the disc slot. This may require several turns of the screw. Very little effort is required to turn the screw.

Grab the disc by hand and pull it out of the disc slot.

Use the black, circular dust cover to cover the screw.

Replace the bottom panel by positioning it over the exposed section of the system, a couple of centimetres away from the edge.

Slide the panel back into place until it clicks into position.

Reconnect all cables and the AC cord. Turn on the system to check that everything is working properly.

So I finally did this and so far it seems to have helped make the drive quieter, though it still makes noise. I had to try it. The sound was so annoying I had basically began to default to the series x for all games. I even thought about selling the ps5. Hopefully this helps. Now if Sony can just overhaul their ui. I don’t know if it’s just because I’m not used to it, but the ps5 ui seems unnecessarily busy and unintuitive.

This video helped

Well that video makes it look pretty simple. I still think I might try the foam coaster or mouse pad thing and see if that cushions the noise. I just haven't put a disc back in in over a week.

WizardM0de wrote:

After finally having some time at home and getting enough things done to be in the right mindset, I unboxed and hooked up the PS5 after it's sat in the corner of my office for months. This thing is slick.

Did some updates, added some PS+ games to my library, started playing Persona 5 Royal for the first time after hearing good things. Controller feels great in my hands, even with the sticks being aligned. I've been spoiled by the Xbox controller for so long that the DualShock 4 felt really odd to me, but this works. UI will take some getting used to, but is real snappy.

I like it upright, but it doesn't fit in my TV stand that way, so it's external standing on the floor. I'm in the market of a (much) taller and wider unit anyhow - something we've left unaddressed for a couple of years since we moved. Anyone have recommendations for any tall/wide, decent-looking units that actually have room for this behemoth? Or is it horizontal or bust?

I have a TV stand that’s meant for TVs up to 70 inches but mine is only 55”, so I have about 8 inches on both sides. The PS5 sits upright to the left of the screen, XSX will go on the right.

Yeah mine is more 60 with a 55 on it... and the Switch is on one side but the PS5 is too big for the other side. So horizontal in the old PS4 slot.

Blind_Evil wrote:

I have a TV stand that’s meant for TVs up to 70 inches but mine is only 55”, so I have about 8 inches on both sides. The PS5 sits upright to the left of the screen, XSX will go on the right.

You mind linking it (or let me know the brand/model)?

Stele wrote:

Well that video makes it look pretty simple. I still think I might try the foam coaster or mouse pad thing and see if that cushions the noise. I just haven't put a disc back in in over a week.

It was surprisingly easy. Took a few mins.

I found another problem though. The bottom of the console had these black smudges on it. I thought maybe something spilled, though I’m not sure what. It was on the inside of the panel too when I took it off. I did a little internet research and it seems I’m not the only one. I hope it’s not serious. Some speculate it’s a heating issue. Others that the fan is strong and pulling in all types of dust and debris.

Here is an article I found about it https://gamerant.com/ps5-dirty-disco...

WizardM0de wrote:
Blind_Evil wrote:

I have a TV stand that’s meant for TVs up to 70 inches but mine is only 55”, so I have about 8 inches on both sides. The PS5 sits upright to the left of the screen, XSX will go on the right.

You mind linking it (or let me know the brand/model)?

Sure thing, it’s below. A couple notes:

1. When I purchased it was ~$240, I see it’s $350ish now. Not sure I’d be happy at that price.
2. This is for my gaming room, where I went for a woodsy look (my wife can’t stand it).
3. I particularly wanted the faux fireplace/heater, but wish I’d splurged for one with a remote

https://www.wayfair.com/furniture/pd...

Blind_Evil wrote:
WizardM0de wrote:
Blind_Evil wrote:

I have a TV stand that’s meant for TVs up to 70 inches but mine is only 55”, so I have about 8 inches on both sides. The PS5 sits upright to the left of the screen, XSX will go on the right.

You mind linking it (or let me know the brand/model)?

Sure thing, it’s below. A couple notes:

1. When I purchased it was ~$240, I see it’s $350ish now. Not sure I’d be happy at that price.
2. This is for my gaming room, where I went for a woodsy look (my wife can’t stand it).
3. I particularly wanted the faux fireplace/heater, but wish I’d splurged for one with a remote

https://www.wayfair.com/furniture/pd...

Thanks! I'm not going the fireplace route but just seeing the dimensions of what works for others is a good starting point. No experience with Wayfair, but I've heard good things and I know they have a lot of options.

My wife and I have used it pretty frequently over the last year and have been generally happy. The only time I wasn’t, I ordered a desk that looked like it matched that TV stand in terms of color, but was a completely different color in person. It had no user reviews or pictures so I said after that I’d only buy things that had some kind of user feedback.

Just swinging by to announce that with help from some friends, I was able to secure a PS5 order through Sony Direct yesterday It sold out about a minute after my order went through.