Forza Horizon is fucking great and it's criminal that I haven't played it more.
So Final Fantasy XII's first few hours are paced badly. It takes quite some time for the actual story to kick off and, along with it, the game's mechanics. When playing it, I could see the game that was there, but it just wasn't grabbing me. For the first eight or so hours, that is.
Once the game finally lets go and gives you all the party members permanently and the world really opens up a whole hell of a lot, that game became pretty damn great, especially since that's when Vaan loses almost all relevance. You still have to control Vaan in town, though, but I just think of him as a gofer while everyone else stops at the local bar for a beer. And that's what I've played a lot of for the month of November. It's been sitting in my PS2 library since 2011. I've played it off and on since, and this latest time just happened to be at the point where the game gets good and interesting.
I think people just lost their minds because it was such a radical change. I used the DS4 for a week and I liked it. I used the xbox one controller for a day and I knew it was better.
It's still inferior to the 360 and the xbox one controller in several ways.
Analogs are still worse than the 360/one
Triggers are still worse
Battery life is a joke. I got more than 20 hours from the AA duracels they included. My Eneloops offer ridiculous life.
Build quality and finish are a joke on the DS4.
Maybe it's also my large hands, but the shape of the dual shock 4 is not as comfortable.
People wanted a better controller and it's a definite improvement over the DS3, but it's not incredible like everyone seems to think.
I question whether you've really used one at all.
The only thing objectively bad about it is the battery life, the PS4 should have came with a convenient little charge depot given how often I have to charge it.
He's spent at least the last couple of days shitting on the PS4 and praising the ground the Xbox One sits on, so I'd say maybe just ignore him. My time with the Xbox One controller made me think it's a step down from the 360 controller in a lot of ways. The d-pad is better but it's recessed for some weird reason, the bumpers are sticky and feel cheaper than the 360s and that flat edge on the bottom of the controller makes me put my fingers in an uncomfortable position. It looks nice but it feels really off to me. And, even weirder, it's not as good as the DS4 with shooters, which is something I never expected.
Truly the full-proof way to deal with differing opinions, you Sonyshill