So I am going to jump right into it. The PS4’s GUI (graphical User Interface) Is one of the worst things I have ever had to deal with not only in a console but an electronic device in general.
Now some of you are already in fuck you mode and to you I say wait until you finish reading to curse me out. If you still decide to curse me out its okay because i just skim past those comments anyway.The PS4’s GUI was judged based as a stand alone device I did not compare it to any other device until I finished the first review.
THE PRO’S If you have internet it is super smooth running from game to PlayStation applications and vise versa. The high resolution quick load themes also run well allowing each section you open seem stylized and personalized to the app or game your using.
THE CON’S While beautiful the actual outline of the GUI is clunky and non-conventional witch isn’t a good mix. While reviewing it as a stand alone device I was annoyed that some of the basic functions that should be labeled or displayed up front or at least in a convenient sub-menu simply weren’t. It took me a while to figure out how to traverse through the interface to fully understand it and how too move through it smoothly.
While it is normal to struggle with a new GUI the time it took for me to get used to it was unnecessary for a game device. When I finally compared it to other devices it made the good things better and the bad things worse. Yes its still pretty and smooth. Yes compared to other devices the layout makes it stand out in a horrible way.
the good news is the slightest improvements can make the GUI 200 times better looking and traversable while retaining the PS4’s style and beauty.
What Do You Think Of The Next Gen Interfaces
DataFist: GUI Sticky Issues
SHE FINALLY MADE A PAGE. As some of you already know Ms.Freed (as i like to call her) has been Cosplaying for some time now. It would seem she is now ready to take her exploits online.
Her Early work I had the fortune of shooting Along with getting to know the awesome lady behind the cosplay. I have been working with her some time and It is awesome to watch her build her cosplay and put her own spin on it. Now you can too.
Click on the link and like the page to stay posted on her next cosplays, events, and just the cool thoughts that make her who she is. I am sure you will find her just as charming as I do. \
DataFist: Nikki Freed America!!!!
The gaming world has advanced very rapidly over the years and the last 5 years are just colossal years for games. With anything that gets big in society there starts to be these set trends that change annually. If you don’t know what I mean allow me to explain.
2009-2010 The trends start when Ryu and the street fighter clan re-emerges in there second 3d game editions (Street Fighter EX series was the first) with Street Fighter IV (4). If you think Ryu rocked the scene with his Hadokens it didn’t end there. The Mishima family made there return in Tekken six adding a beat em up element to the juggling mayhem that is “King of the Iron Fist”. The Hadokens and Mishimas were quickly joined by the loved cast of BLAZEBLUE. It gained a quick and deep following putting it in the big leagues quickly. FEEL THE POWER OF MAGNETISM!!!
2010-2011 we put down our fists and picked up our guns quite a few times we were either plowing through foreign Resistance in black ops, returning to bad company with battlefield, trying not to shoot out the glass in rapture (Bioshock 2), surviving the wasteland in Fallout new Vegas, and finally the greatest shooting game in the world (arguably) made its return PERFECT DARK!!
2011-2012 once we had our fill of lead we started to adventure in endless lands. Getting lost in Skyrim taking arrows to the knee, Joining the Saints and talking over Stillwater (Saints Row: The Third), Take up a silver blade as The Witcher (2), and even embody the Capped Crusader in Arkam city.
2012-2013 was simple. It was the year of sequels witch isn’t bad but from a guys who plays almost every thing i would really like some new IP’s (Intellectual Properties) please.
2014 Is here now there are several new consoles out. The PS4, Xbox one (confusing title). the ouya, and coming soon the many forms of the steam box. So we have Such potential sitting in our living rooms I really hope the Developers take full advantage of that. I also hope they take some risks to give us new IP’s because the new line up seems to be nothing but new IP’s and Remakes. I hope It stays at least 60/40
What do you think this year holds for us gamers?
DataFist: Final Fantasy 10-2 A Guilty Pleasure.
Are you ready for the latest game from NIPPON ICHI SOFTWARE??!! We keep saying we are then we get entrawled by titles like Disgaea and Danganronpa™: Trigger Happy Havoc (loves those games.). Well ready or not here it comes. The Witch and the Hundred Knight™ will be out for the playstation 3 and PSN on March 25th in north America and March 21st in Europe.
For those of you who don’t know about The Witch and the Hundred Knight™ IT is an action RPG that has been in the works for a while now. The best way to explain it would be NIPPON ICCHI’s take on Diablo. That’s how it felt to me at least.
DataFist: YEAH Witches Over Vampires
Atelier Escha & Logy ~Alchemists of the Dusk Sky~
Ladies and gentlemen my friends at TECMO game me a tip that I will be sharing with you all. Atelier Escha & Logy ~Alchemists of the Dusk Sky~ is the sequel to Atelier Ayesha. This Alchemy RPG has been vastly improved from its predecessor not only on an improved combat system but a new and smoother synthesis system (more details in next post).
What I am here to tell you is one their web site is open and more content will be available at later dates. and If you pre-order Atelier Escha & Logy ~Alchemists of the Dusk Sky~ at Gamestop or Amazon.com will receive exclusive costume(s) as a preorder bonus. I myself will be buying the art book.
DataFist: 2 metal rods, 1 foot, 1 large barrel = FOOT CANNON!!!
The hype is real guys. The first con of the year will not only be chalked full of special people you already know but some you might not. So I really want to hear from you. What are your ALA plans Will you Rave With The Magik Fox, do tons of photo shoots, or…RRAAVVEEE.
DataFist: The New Year Is Looking Good
Pic: Provided by Neon Arctic
From Left To Right: The Magik Fox, Non Phan
If you are doing any cosplay that requires a gun and you don’t want to go out with some cheap imitation you should defiantly check out The Phil of All Trades page. Not only does he make them he is quite knowledgeable when it comes to fire arms.
Don’t just take my word for It go to the page. Not only that give him like the hardest projects ever haha Like KOS-MOS’s Gatling guns.
DataFist: I Am Getting A Sniper Rifle What Are you Getting????