I’ve been enjoying my PlayStation 4 immensely this past week, and I’ve been accumulating friends on the PS Network and playing my games and getting demos and all.
But I’ve struck an impasse. There really aren’t much games to be had. Yet.
I’ve already bought Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag in addition to my Killzone: Shadow Fall, and I’ve been enjoying it a lot, but something’s still missing. The graphics and gameplay are great, but the oomph just isn’t there. I’m hoping inFamous: Second Son will be it when it comes out next month.
Resogun and Outlast are both wonderful, being the free games that they are (only when you’re a PlayStation Plus member, of course—which I am), but I’m still looking for others. I’ve downloaded and played, and eventually erased, several demos of games, but one stuck with me—Strider.
It’s a platformer action title, fast, furious and frenetic, and I enjoyed the demo a lot. I went online and read the reviews and watched videos, and then decided that I should buy it. It’s only US$14.95, and it’s a digital download only—no discs are available.
So, among other things I did today, I went to DataBlitz and bought US$10 worth of credit. I still had US$6.50 or so in my account, and I just needed to round it up. I bought the game this afternoon, and no more restarting from the beginning every time I wanted to play it.
That DualShock 4 controller is the bomb, but it’s got a limited battery life. It’s damned difficult to patch the controller with the PS4 via a USB cable every night, though.
This afternoon, I was thinking of buying that original Sony charging station (which is for two controllers, but I’ve only got the one), but it costs P1850. Well, not too bad for an original charger. The third-party ones cost upwards of P1500, so it’s all good. You plug it in independently of the PS4, and it charges your controller lickety-split. I’ve decided to get it, and I’ll go to Greenhills tomorrow to look for a cheaper one, but if there isn’t any, it’s the DataBlitz one for me.
I’m also thinking of getting Need For Speed: Rivals, and I’ve looked at the online sellers, but none of them have a good enough discount for me, and I might as well buy it brand new from DataBlitz. The only thing holding me back is the fact that I’ve already played a similar game—Need For Speed: Most Wanted—on the the PS3, and I wasn’t too happy with it. I’m thinking the new one might be better, but I’m not sure.
Oh, this PS4 will be the death of me.