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So in my excitement I thought I'd pull together the list of PS4/current gen games I'm interested in that I've still yet to play so will become PS5 content. The list is way bigger than I thought it was...

 

- Cyberpunk 2077

- Ghost of Tsushima

- Horizon Zero Dawn

- Death Stranding

- Hollow Knight

- The Last of Us Part 2

- Soma

- Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

- Sekiro

- Dark Souls 3

- Uncharted 4

- Life is Strange

- Until Dawn

- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

- Control

 

Also quite interested in trying...

- Days Gone

- Arkham Knight

- Detroit: Become Human

- Fallout 4

 

That is a whole lot of games even before adding the new generation stuff and given most of it I either own already, or will be free on the PS+ collection, my immediate gaming future is very well set. All aboard the hype train.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Pob said:

My desire for a PS5 has gone from non-existent to ‘must have one’ in the last few days. After the shit situation with the Spider-Man remaster, there’s been lots of good news on the backwards compatibility front. PS5 updates for Horizon (which I’ve not yet played) and Naughty Dog’s games would be the icing on the cake. Destruction All-Stars going to PS+ is brilliant, and the reviews of Miles and Astrobot are turning it into a great launch. 
 

Also in the last two weeks I’ve finished God of War and it’s rocketed into my top 10 of the generation, so Ragnarok is now a day-one essential purchase. I may as well get a PS5 asap as there is clearly no longer any chance of me holding out for a redesign. 


I came to a similar conclusion a couple of weeks ago. Having thought a Series X was a no brainer, Sony have really won me over with the controller, lineup and generally just the console feeling new and exciting.

 

With the current launch lineup and Horizon and Ragnarok coming next year they’ve got an incredible set of games for the next 12 months. 
 

I’m almost as excited about Ghost of Tshushima at 60fps as I am about playing Spider-Man. 

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5 minutes ago, FiveFootNinja said:

So in my excitement I thought I'd pull together the list of PS4/current gen games I'm interested in that I've still yet to play so will become PS5 content. The list is way bigger than I thought it was...

 

- Cyberpunk 2077

- Horizon Zero Dawn

- Death Stranding

- Hollow Knight

- The Last of Us Part 2

- Soma

- Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

- Sekiro

- Dark Souls 3

- Uncharted 4

- Life is Strange

- Until Dawn

- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

- Control

 

Also quite interested in trying...

- Days Gone

- Arkham Knight

- Detroit: Become Human

- Fallout 4

 

That is a whole lot of games even before adding the new generation stuff and given most of it I either own already, or will be free on the PS+ collection, my immediate gaming future is very well set. All aboard the hype train.

 

 

 

I've played most of these. Want my opinions on them!? Sure, no problem:

  • Horizon Zero Dawn is very pretty but a touch soulless.
  • Death Stranding is 20-30 hours of entirely compelling hiking simulator gaming crack bookended by about 10 hours of heinous, story-led, oh my god why won't it end bollocks.
  • Hollow Knight is the best fucking thing ever play it now for fuck sake why arent you playing it right fucking now
  • Last of Us Part 2 is my GOTY.
  • Soma is better than Amnesia. More bleak and depressing than scary, but in a good way.
  • MGS5 is brilliant, until you realise it's not finished.
  • Sekiro is excellent but it'll make you cry hot salty man tears until you beg for more punishment please daddy.
  • DS3 refines the combat from the first two games to a fine art, and has some brilliant locations, but they balls up the story big time.
  • Uncharted 4 is the best in class at what it does.
  • Life is Strange is perfectly fun, schlocky, 90s-era, choose-your-own adventure horror. Best played with someone else in a pass-the-pad multiplayer scenario.
  • Control is very good looking but I found it a bit sterile and ultimately quite dull. Other people adore it.
  • Days Gone I lasted about 3 hours with before throwing in the towel. Dull, and not a game to be played after TLOU2.
  • Arkham Knight builds on Arkham City in many ways but is a bit baggy. I saw it through but didn't have any compunction to do the optional stuff. Asylum remains the best of the three. Tight as a nun's chuff.

Some great games there. You're in for a treat!

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16 minutes ago, FiveFootNinja said:

So in my excitement I thought I'd pull together the list of PS4/current gen games I'm interested in that I've still yet to play so will become PS5 content. The list is way bigger than I thought it was...

 

- Cyberpunk 2077

- Horizon Zero Dawn

- Death Stranding

- Hollow Knight

- The Last of Us Part 2

- Soma

- Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

- Sekiro

- Dark Souls 3

- Uncharted 4

- Life is Strange

- Until Dawn

- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

- Control

 

Also quite interested in trying...

- Days Gone

- Arkham Knight

- Detroit: Become Human

- Fallout 4

 

That is a whole lot of games even before adding the new generation stuff and given most of it I either own already, or will be free on the PS+ collection, my immediate gaming future is very well set. All aboard the hype train.

 

 

You’re lucky to have some amazing games on your not played list. 
 

H:ZD, MGS5 and TLOU2 are astoundingly good

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OK, I need one of these now.  Dual Sense, Astrobot and Miles Morales - they all sounds really good. I've got my fingers crossed some stock will appear before Christmas, because it'll make the perfect stocking filler. 

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1 minute ago, Popo said:

OK, I need one of these now.  Dual Sense, Astrobot and Miles Morales - they all sounds really good. I've got my fingers crossed some stock will appear before Christmas, because it'll make the perfect stocking filler. 

How big is your stocking!?!

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1 minute ago, Popo said:

OK, I need one of these now.  Dual Sense, Astrobot and Miles Morales - they all sounds really good. I've got my fingers crossed some stock will appear before Christmas, because it'll make the perfect stocking filler. 

 

Gonna need a pretty big fucking stocking tbh

 

Edit: Dammit Akira

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Hang about, so after listening to complaints about potential lack of b/c for months it turns out practically all games run and they are “transformed” as though they were remasters, with some getting features which weren’t in the original games???

 

Well, they kept that under their bloody hats didn’t they. :lol:

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3 hours ago, FiveFootNinja said:

Just caught up with the DF backwards compatibility video... very impressive. The Series X one was great and I had my own little worries that the PS5 version might be a little half-baked by comparison but it looks really solid.

 

Given that I'm running a base PS4 at the moment - and this is looking like a genuinely improved version of the PS4 Pro in most cases - I think I could be really pleasantly surprised at how much of a step up it is performance wise, especially as I have quite a few PS4 games still on my list to get through. Bring on the 19th!


I’m glad I skipped the mid gen refresh. Going to see a big jump from these new consoles. 

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25 minutes ago, rafaqat said:
i wonder what the ps5 is doing in standby that causes it to be 3 times slower.  Cold boot times are comparable though.  Are we going to see the superior ps5 SSD throughout only on certain scenarios?  Or maybe it’s an OS optimization they can make further down the line like Nintendo did for Wii U?

Microsoft have had a lot of experience in load time optimisations (Win 10 boots fast even on a potato PC). I'm sure things will improve for both machines as time goes by. It's not even day 1 for either machine.

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7 minutes ago, womblingfree said:

Didn’t someone say there’s a mysterious PS3 mode on there that's empty right now? 
 

If I could shove my entire PS3 library on there and it was enhanced? That would be a bit good.

I'd be surprised, not impossible but the ps3 is a bastard to emulate.

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2 hours ago, BitterToad said:

I could have sworn someone set up a thread for that exact type of comparison chat..?

 

2 hours ago, rafaqat said:


the multi format game comparison thread?  
 

or is there another one I’ve missed?

 

There wasn't a thread but there is one now. Feel free to continue to discussing comparisons between the two over there.

 

 

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Wow @ that DF backwards compatibility video.

 

Given how little they'd mentioned BC, with the focus on actual next-gen games, I expected nothing special. The cagey messaging actually made me think it would be pretty limited. Very nice surprise!

 

I've no doubt that the Series X solution is more elegant and will be great, but if this just works on PS5, the superior library is far more significant.

 

There are also quite a lot of third party games there which I never got far into, and some like Sekiro which I'll be very keen to revisit at 60fps. 

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I didn’t quite get the gushing in the DF video. A 2.5x compute GPU and far more powerful CPU can get games with unlocked framerates to 60fps. I’m not that surprised by this. 
 

I’m glad there are now console versions of DS3 and Sekiro which run at 60fps, though.  

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I have literally zero interest in the numbers or anything related to PC specs, and I start veering into oncoming traffic when I read about it, so it's more that MS made a big deal out of BC while Sony only commented that most games would work. The reality is in fact extremely close to what is a major feature and selling point of the Series X, and they didn't even bother to announce this, just let reviewers find out. 

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