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#1 Posted by bassman2112 (820 posts) -

OP here, 9 months later and with a PS4.

I've experimented with both the Xbox One controller and the DS4, and I believe I have to give the edge to the DS4. I really do enjoy the independent rumbles on the triggers with the Xbox One controller; but, ergonomically, it doesn't feel fantastic to me. The bumpers feel bizarre, and it doesn't fit well in my hands. I wouldn't say it is flimsy, but it feels as though I could bend it with enough effort.

The DS4 is actually a perfect fit. It is stable and comfortable within my hands, and feels sturdy as a rock. My only complaint is actually the light & the battery life (I believe they're correlated). I'd be happier if I could turn the light off, as I find its reflection in my TV a little annoying; but it's no big deal. Its short battery life can be a bit of a bummer, though. Otherwise, everything about it is spectacular. Feel, usability, et cetera.

#2 Posted by bassman2112 (820 posts) -

Thanks for all the info, Jeff - looking forward to those dumptrucks.

Do you think you'll stream any of the PS4 stuff that you're doing at home?

#3 Posted by bassman2112 (820 posts) -

Do I understand his points? Sure, and they're valid; but I don't think his review is in any way reasonable.

To me, a 4/10 game is something that is not functional, something that is so trite and broken that you cannot possibly play through it without some kind of forcing of the will. Bioshock Infinite's combat does indeed become repetitive; but once you master it, it's fun - I had a blast with the last few hours of the game because I finally felt in control. Beyond that, I could always appreciate the tremendous amount of work that went into the art and programming for the game, the story was also something I really enjoyed - even if it had bizarre moments that I didn't totally love (the theatre scenes, for example).

The short version, I think 4/10 is a completely unreasonable and incorrect score to give the game. Sure, you didn't enjoy it; but that doesn't mean that it is poorly made.

#4 Posted by bassman2112 (820 posts) -

I feel weird about this...

Would I actually want Ryan's car? No, I respect the man and have mourned his loss more than most; but this feels weird...

#5 Edited by bassman2112 (820 posts) -

My "main" is Windrunner, as I can build her up pretty fast and semi carry like a mother fucker. Beyond that, probably Invoker, VS, and AA.

#6 Edited by bassman2112 (820 posts) -

@abendlaender: I use BeyondPod as well - How would you configure it to pick up the passworded/premium feed?

#7 Edited by bassman2112 (820 posts) -

I really liked the conference. Too bad it's coming out two weeks later in Europe; but I'm still hot for it!

I loved the digs at Microsoft, especially the Minecraft one lol

#8 Posted by bassman2112 (820 posts) -

Oh my god

BF4 looks fantastic.... I'm in.

#9 Posted by bassman2112 (820 posts) -

32: Fountain hooks

#10 Posted by bassman2112 (820 posts) -

To provide my "credentials" for the question at hand, I have had a Vita since launch and I've been actively borrowing (and returning, of course) my friend's 3DS for the past year-and-a-half.

I really like the 3DS. The games it has are generally quite fun, and it has a pretty vast variety. The quality of the first-party stuff is really high, and the 3D works fairly decently beyond a simple novelty

But, also,
I really like the Vita. I've played more games through on the Vita, and have generally had a lot more interesting and "bigger" experiences on it. Where I would regularly play 20 - 40 minute sessions on the 3DS, I have absolutely had multiple 4+ hour sessions on the Vita. It feels more like a powerhouse.

I think the fact that you have PS+ is actually quite huge. About half of my library is games I've gotten for free on PS+ - and I haven't even played through all of them, yet. The ones I have are great, and I gladly would have paid for them (wipeout, gravity rush, thomas was alone, and a few others). Also, I do plan on getting a PS4, so for me it makes sense to stay with the Vita.

tl;dr - I personally recommend the Vita a little above the 3DS, but both systems are great at what they're aiming to do.