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#1 Edited by NTM (11755 posts) -

I've been holding off on purchasing Spider-Man because I want the best possible experience, but I'm wondering if it'll really matter. I have a 4K HDR screen, and I want to get the most out of it, but again, I'm not sure if it'll matter. Anyone here play the game on their base console on a 4K screen? How was it?

Edit - I've done it again. I just bought it. I have to work in a couple of hours, and I wanted something new to play when I get home considering I don't work until Friday after I get off today, so I wanted to sink some time into it. I'll just check it out on the Pro when I get a Pro. Regardless, has anyone played the game on a 4K screen on base hardware?

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#2 Posted by The_Grindilow (531 posts) -

I would just go for it, I played it on my base ps4 on a 4k tv and it still looked absolutely gorgeous, completely blew me away, especially when the city is in it's sunset phase. Enjoy!

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#3 Posted by Lukeweizer (3303 posts) -

Base PS4s can do HDR. That's probably the biggest contributing factor to how good it can look, so you're probably covered. But hey, if you're rich and can just drop $500 for 1 game, go for it.

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#4 Posted by Mike (17993 posts) -

@ntm: How many of these threads do you create where you end up NOT buying the thing you are asking about?

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#5 Posted by Cheetoman (525 posts) -

No one needs a pro. It's only if you have the money to blow to get slightly better graphics.

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#6 Posted by TheHT (15839 posts) -

Don't sweat it duder. I'm playing on a regular (or I guess a slim? either way, not a Pro) and it looks and plays great.

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#7 Posted by FacelessVixen (2578 posts) -

So, since a decision was made between me first noticing this thread and now, you sellin' your non-Pro PS4 OP?

Not that I'm actually interested in buying. I just wanna keep the conversation going.

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#8 Edited by NTM (11755 posts) -

@facelessvixen: Ha, no. Actually when I get a Pro, and I most likely will get a Pro, I will be giving my base PS4 to my brother. Also, I am playing it now and aside from it looking blurrier than if it were in 4K, obviously, the game is great looking and really fun so far that I just don't mind the lack of Pro support. That said, I will definitely check the game out again once I get a Pro. I am curious, did anyone turn the QTE's off? I'm playing on hard which I think I'll enjoy more than starting off on easy or normal, but to alleviate any issues during cutscenes I turned the QTE's off. One other thing for right now, and it's about the base model compared to Pro: the base model I have, for more demanding games, which is most games now make the fan run loud, I'm curious if the Pro is any better.

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#9 Posted by inevpatoria (7436 posts) -

@ntm said:

@facelessvixen: Ha, no. Actually when I get a Pro, and I most likely will get a Pro, I will be giving my base PS4 to my brother. Also, I am playing it now and aside from it looking blurrier than if it were in 4K, obviously, the game is great looking and a really fun so far that I just don't mind the lack of Pro support. That said, I will definitely check the game out again once I get a Pro. I am curious, did anyone turn the QTE's off? I'm playing on hard which I think I'll enjoy more than starting off on easy or normal, but to alleviate any issues during cutscenes I turned the QTE's off. One other thing for right now, and it's about the base model compared to Pro: the base model I have, for more demanding games, which is most games now make the fan run loud, I'm curious if the Pro is any better.

My PS4 Pro gets loud with Spider-Man in fits and starts, but it's nothing consistent or all too distracting.

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#10 Edited by dgtlty (1222 posts) -

@cheetoman said:

No one needs a pro. It's only if you have the money to blow to get slightly better graphics.

Especially not for this game? The comparisons show only marginal improvements on the Pro.

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#11 Posted by doctordonkey (1819 posts) -

It varies game to game, games like God of War that maintain 30 fps and 4k at all times are obvious improvements. Spider-Man does not maintain a full 2160p at all times, it averages out to around 1600p, but it is dynamic so some indoor scenes jump up to 2160p.

That being said, I was in the market for a PS4 Pro when they announced the bundle. God damn does the unit and controller look slick as hell. Super satisfied.

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#12 Posted by NTM (11755 posts) -

@inevpatoria: My volume is loud enough so the consoles fan doesn't bother me much, but it is consistently audible when games are played.

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#13 Posted by inevpatoria (7436 posts) -

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@inevpatoria: My volume is loud enough so the consoles fan doesn't bother me much, but it is consistently audible when games are played.

We have a base PS4 in the house that has basically the same problem.

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#15 Edited by NTM (11755 posts) -

@lukeweizer: It wouldn't be for one game. It'd also be for The Last of Us 2, and any other first party game in the future, as well as games that I could try from the past. Plus, my brother would perhaps help since he uses the systems too.

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#16 Posted by TobbRobb (6582 posts) -

I finished the game on a base PS4. I got a handful of noticable frame dips, maybe 6-7 during the course of the game. And it wasn't ever especially bad. Just enough to notice basically. Overall I had no major problem with the base version. But I assume a pro wouldve deleted those minor annoyances.

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