How happy are you with your PS4 experience so far? Do you find yourself comparing it to your PS3 like a parent compares her children? The PS3 might be a bit older and less brainy, but he has learnt many things in his seven years of life. He can still play great games, sing and dance and tell stories, show you his family pictures and share his home movies. His younger sister, the PS4, is very pretty and very clever but she has many skills to learn. She's too concerned about playing and telling everyone about how well she plays. There's no time for all that other nonsense.
To move away from my clunky analogy, I wanted to highlight a few of the day-one launch frustrations I've had with my PS4 experience, but also mention a few of the highs.
I've also not had much luck with remote play outside of my house, using a very fast 4G connection, although there are so many parameters involved her, technically, that I'm yet to fully test this and come to a conclusion. Watch this space for a future article on that.
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So what are the positives? The games are impressive. In some cases I've had some pretty astounding experiences in Battlefield and Killzone. Resogun is great retro fun and even an old game like Flower looks amazing in its HD guise. The PS4 internet browser is a much better experience, coupled with the smartphone app, and the DS4 controller is divine. I like the 'What's New' Window more than I thought; It is nice to see what people are up to, and although there are a few Sony promoted panes, it's not shoved in your face like the Xbox One dash. Knowing people's real names is a plus too, it adds a friendlier more familiar feel to the community on your PS4. Being able to change the sound and video settings quickly while your game is paused is a major improvement on the PS3, and the lack of slowdown, or lag as you navigate is also lovely. I don't miss those spinning arrows.
What do you think? Is there anything about your new PS4 that you hate or love? Let us know in the comments below.