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Playstation 5 (You Know, the Sequel to PlayStation 4)

Aurelia

(she/her)
my ps5 is basically a super ps4 pro atm but ff7r2 and ff16 on the horizon mean that i'll at least be using it for that. fwiw, its totally fine as a ps4 machine, as there's a lot of great games in that library that i've yet to even play. id like to pick up ratchet and clank ps5 at some point, but i'd rather wait until its cheaper.
 
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Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
So I haven’t checked around in a while, can you just, like, buy one of these things yet without stalking inventories or whatever?
 

Becksworth

Aging Hipster Dragon Dad
I did, but it was the God of War: Ragnarok bundle, which is $60 more than the vanilla disc drive PS5.
 

MCBanjoMike

Sudden chomper
(He/him)
my ps5 is basically a super ps4 pro atm
Honestly, even playing upgraded PS4 games at high resolution and a solid 60 FPS feels pretty luxurious to me. God of War is still a really good-looking game, and seeing it run so smoothly is still quite impressive IMO. Same for thing for FFVII Remake.

That said, while I'm not sure the new Ratchet & Clank is the absolute best game on the PS5, it's still the one that felt the most next-gen to me. Looks incredible, runs pretty well even with some ray-tracing enabled, and they make great use of the SSD to mask load times.
 

Aurelia

(she/her)
Honestly, even playing upgraded PS4 games at high resolution and a solid 60 FPS feels pretty luxurious to me. God of War is still a really good-looking game, and seeing it run so smoothly is still quite impressive IMO. Same for thing for FFVII Remake.

That said, while I'm not sure the new Ratchet & Clank is the absolute best game on the PS5, it's still the one that felt the most next-gen to me. Looks incredible, runs pretty well even with some ray-tracing enabled, and they make great use of the SSD to mask load times.
Oh totally I think it works great as an enhanced ps4, most of my game time has been playing the ps4 versions of elden ring and ffxiv (both ps5 versions have performance issues in comparison) and I’m still happy with the system.

Thanks for your input on r&c, I’ll check it out at some point when there’s a good sale. Also interested in TLOU Part 1 but wish it wasn’t a full price ps5 game when I can just play the ps4 version on ps+ for free.
 

MCBanjoMike

Sudden chomper
(He/him)
I’m not sure what technical issues the PS5 version of Elden Ring is supposed to have, but I played 65 hours of it without incident. Ran pretty smoothly, IMO.
 

Aurelia

(she/her)
I’m not sure what technical issues the PS5 version of Elden Ring is supposed to have, but I played 65 hours of it without incident. Ran pretty smoothly, IMO.
the framerate often time drops to around 45fps, not the end of the world or anything, but the PS4 version via BC runs at a relatively locked 60fps but at a lower resolution with lower graphical settings. i personally haven't tried out the ps5 version myself, as saves weren't compatible between the two (you can only upgrade ps4 saves to ps5 once), so i decided to just stick to the ps4 version.

its nothing as poor as ffxiv's ps5 version though (which seriously needs fixing).
 

Positronic Brain

Out Of Warranty
(He/him)
I wasn't aware of any issues with FFXIV - but then again I play at 1080p with 30FPS capped. I assume the issues show at 60FPS or at 4k?
 

Aurelia

(she/her)
I wasn't aware of any issues with FFXIV - but then again I play at 1080p with 30FPS capped. I assume the issues show at 60FPS or at 4k?
yeah the issues show up at 60fps, the game has frequent performance drops for seemingly no reason whatsoever, regardless of where you are in the world, or even your resolution, whereas the ps4 pro version via bc will run at 1440p/60 without issues.
 

Paul le Fou

24/7 lofi hip hop man to study/relax to
(He)
I finally got my PS5 back out of storage and hooked up as I moved into my new place, and decided to christen it with a new game, so I picked up Astro's Playroom and man, it's true, that game is way better than it has any right to be. It's just...pure. Wholesome and fun.

I've never ratcheted a clank before, but it seems like praise is pretty universal. I think Horizon Forbidden West is next up for me, though.
 

ArugulaZ

Fearful asymmetry
I'm hearing that the PS4 is pretty much orphaned at this point. Big name releases will go exclusively to the next generation consoles... and hopefully that will include the Xbox Series S, despite third parties balking about making software for it.
 

Tegan

𝑬𝑿▰▰▰▰▰▱▱▱
(She/Her)
That's good to hear, since thus far the only PS5 game I've played that wasn't also on PS4 was Astro's Playroom.
 
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