Thursday, February 21, 2013
Its a Nintendo 64!! Er, Playstation 4!!
Now the controller is "interesting". For one its great to see they didn't goof everything up with another embarrassing boomerang design like they did for the Ps3's first controller. The new hardware has a much more "welcome to 2008" feel. Sony finally did away with the same plastic cast they have been using since 1995 and gave their new controller some decent handles. I think I could actually hold this thing now.
I would personally prefer the analog stick to be placed where the d-pad is as my thumb sits there much more naturally. Of course this would never happen. Loyalist would cry and Sony would be giving up their iconic layout.
Something that seems to be making a "move", or should I say Playstation Move (hurhur!) into the way we play games is motion control. Blegh. Move is built into the controller now...Awesome? Eh. It also has a new touch pad. Not entirely sure why. Placing myself in the mindset of a developer I don't see the point. Maybe I am not creative enough.
Overall though its got some great online features. You can play a game while its literally downloading. Thats good news as it has zero backwards compatibility with any Playsation console evar! That sucks big time for me as I have no broadband where I now live.
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