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10 Videos Show PS4 Gameplay from Sony Stores' Demos: Knack, FIFA 14, Octodad, Contrast and the UI

PS4 demo units are being distributed to stores around the world to let people finally get their hands on the coveted upcoming console, and videos are starting to surface for those that don’t have a store nearby.

Check out a selection of ten of them. (Contrast, FIFA 14, Knack, Octodad: Dadliest Catch, PS4)

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justafan   843d ago | Spam
CRAIG667  +   843d ago
Knack looks rubbish...
Abriael  +   843d ago
Not really, it doesn't.
Lalanana  +   843d ago
I wouldn't say rubbish..but it's not what they are putting it out to be..just my opinion.
Blackdeath_663  +   843d ago
its not what YOU'RE putting it to be. people are being upset by their own expectations cerny said that it was a family game and that it would still be challenging for gamers who want to up the difficulty. it was overhyped because it's one of only three exclusive "AAA" launch titles (now only two after driveclub was delayed).

we all know from this gen that sony can deliver on exclusive so not so concerned especially when infamous second son is on the horizon. so does this mean that ps4 launch titles are weak? the answer is no and heres why...

Basement Crawl
Doki Doki Universe (Free-to-Play)
Escape Plan (Cross-Buy)
flOw (Cross-Buy)
Flower (Cross-Buy)
Killzone: Shadow Fall
Resogun (Free w/ Plus)
Sound Shapes (Cross-Buy)
Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag
Battlefield 4
Blacklight: Retribution (Free-to-Play)
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Contrast (Free w/ Plus)
DC Universe Online (Free-to-Play)
Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition
Just Dance 2014
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Madden NFL 25
NBA 2K14
NBA Live 14
Need for Speed Rivals
Pinball Arcade
PlanetSide 2 (Free-to-Play)
Pool Nation Extreme
Skylanders Swap Force
Super Motherload
Tiny Brains
War Thunder: Ground Forces (Free-to-Play)
Warframe (Free-to-Play)

there is a strong list of Free-to-play games that won't even require PS+ for those who havent bought any games with their console also multiplatforms are bigger and looking better than ever going into next gen + all those indie games you won't run out of things to play anytime soon it will be 2014 before you even notice
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Salooh  +   843d ago
It's funny how fanboys saying ps4 don't have exclusives when sony is kicking ass because of them in ps3.

Killzone shadowfall
Planet side 2

Will make me busy until Drive club and Second son release. There are many launch games this time not like before. So i can wait for the awesome exclusives :P .
Lboogieskells  +   842d ago
Have you played Knack yet? I was hopeful, but what you see is what you get. The game isn't as charming as I hoped.

Although I only got to play 10 minutes or so, my verdict is the gameplay lacks depth and won't appeal to hardcore gamers.

But I digress, it's possible there's some secret sauce or element left out of the demo that's not accounted for.
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123pol  +   843d ago
it not a AAA Mega killer shooter with graphics that nerds cum over every time they look at it. its a f'ing plattformer it looks as good as it can without going over to realism.
MasterCornholio  +   843d ago
Its like people forget about great platformers like Daxter, Jak and Daxter, Crash Bandicoot, Gex, Banjo Kazooie, Sly etc.

You know what I'm glad that Cerny is brave enough to produce a game in a near extinct genre.

Nexus 7 2013
Salooh  +   843d ago
I wouldn't go and compare knack to crash or jack. Knack is more like a kids game . It's not a bad game but it's not aiming for what jack and crash aim especially when you see the simple gameplay of knack.

If they make the gameplay more complicated then it's alright to compare .

I'm not disagreeing but that's how i see knack. I'm not buying it for that reason.
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Destrania  +   843d ago
I agree that Knack doesn't seem to quite fit in the same category as Crash and Jak, but, I still think it looks interesting and will probably be relatively fun for a lot of different people. I won't buy it right at launch like some other games, but I'm sure I'll pick it up a little ways down the road.
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Campy da Camper  +   843d ago
Agreed. I love me some AAA like splinter cell, metal gear and elder scrolls but I was also up all night playing trine 2 directors cut on my wiiu.

Good game is a good game.
husomc  +   842d ago
these days ppl want master chief jumping on bunny rabbits and collecting rings
combatcash  +   842d ago
It looks like a lousy version of ratchet and clank. It may end up being a good game based fm this vid, I'm not impressed.
meatysausage  +   843d ago
I think knack looks fantastic, whats with all the hate
ForgivenZombie  +   843d ago
People have forgotten that games can be fun and simple at the same time. I really like the art style of the game.
madpuppy  +   842d ago
I preordered knack and well as KZ: shadowfall, and am looking forward to playing both of them. I happen to like many genres, and I like platformers, I am glad someone is still making them besides "just Nintendo"
or I wouldn't have the opportunity to play a good platformer. (nintendo bores me)
talhat2  +   843d ago
You cant judge a game by someone else playing it. you have to play it for yourself...
CRAIG667  +   843d ago
Everybody judges games in that regard to some extent man. My judgement is that it looks lacklustre, been there,done that. Hopefully it proves me wrong but either way I won't be picking it up for £50, I'll get it 2nd way down the line if it intrigues me.
There is nothing about it that says next-gen to me.
I would probably have felt better about it if Cerney hadn't been stuffing it down everyone's throats as his big launch title. I want AAA KZSF graphics to be at the forefront of the nextgen push... Obviously this is just my opinion and many others see things very differently, that's all cool. But for me,this is about as far from system seller as you get.
kenshiro100  +   843d ago
CRAIG667: You judge this based on a video? A video?!

Way to jump to conclusions.
MysticStrummer  +   843d ago
@Craig - "My judgement is that it looks lacklustre, been there,done that."

You must not buy many games then, because the vast majority fall into the Been There Done That category, especially shooters, which is the most popular genre. It's rare that anything truly unique comes along, and when it does it doesn't sell nearly as well as games like CoD that offer the same experience every single time they release.

Knack looks like what it is, a family friendly action adventure/platformer.
PsylentKiller  +   842d ago

KZSF looks great but I think the real system seller is going to be The Order 1886 just like Ryse will be for the XB1. Hopefully they drop relatively soon. Knack's gameplay reminds me of Spyro's very simplistic gameplay. It's great for the younger gamers and for a family game like Cerny said but I don't think it's worth the $60 price tag. I predict this will be one of those games that gets a price drop rather quickly or it will quickly go on sale for PS+ members.
LordDhampire  +   842d ago
Ehhh I was originally like you but if think about it, its more like games like crash bandicoot and rachet and clank. All the original games what made, games what are fun no matter what age you are not just for adults.

But Ill probably check it out, I do hate rachet and clank and jak and daxter just for your info
snipab8t  +   842d ago
Agreed, don't really understand the hype. If this was on xbone all the n4sonys would be saying how crap it is.
Ps4Console  +   842d ago
To you maybe but I'am getting this game oh yeah Knack looks a very good exclusive .
snipab8t  +   842d ago
Why do the enemies disappear when they die, that is so last gen.
sephiroth420  +   842d ago
not rubbish, but it doesant adhere to my taste.
Yetter  +   839d ago
I wouldn't say rubbish. Mediocre would be how I'd describe it
lifeisgamesok  +   843d ago
Good to see people can get a hands-on with the console but where's Killzone?
Abriael  +   843d ago
It's not part of the demos in the kiosks.
lifeisgamesok  +   843d ago
Well I know that but isn't that the game Sony wants to show off
Abriael  +   843d ago
@lifeisgamesok: apparently not. Which is funny, because the single player demo was perfectly playable (and actually lovely) at TGS.
Mega24  +   843d ago
they can't show M rated games as part of demos, an employee had to explain it to them right there, it's due to kids being around the game, if we only had a system that it would kick kids from M-rated games, it would be lovely.
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Abriael  +   843d ago
@Mega24: good call, I totally forgot about that part :D
DigitalRaptor  +   843d ago
You can see/hear kids in the background.

I'm sure Sony don't think it appropriate to have mature-rated shooters being played on kiosks that are right next to family-friendly games, in stores where kids are going to be with their parents.
PsylentKiller  +   842d ago
The xbox 360 demoed Call of Duty 2 prior to its console launch. Wii U had Zombie U as a playable demo at the Walmart near me prior to its console launch. KZ single player wouldn't be that bad for a 5 minute demo. What about Contrast and it's suggestive sexy shadow lady scene? I'd rather my kid see some guns and blood then suggestive or sexual content. My kid has nerf guns and pretends he's an army soldier. I think he can handle a 5 minute demo of KZ. I'm pretty sure most kids, boys anyways, from the age of 4 and up have some kind of toy gun. The parents should decide if the kid plays it or not but I don't see too much harm coming from watching a 5 minute demo. So y just dropped the ball on this one. For now. Or maybe they felt they didn't need to demo it because of how many preorders they have for both the console and the game.
JewyMcJew  +   843d ago
Knack has some pretty horrible loading times. Not a good sign :(

I am thinking a 256GB SSD would make for a nice accessory.
fghtrer3fb5erg  +   843d ago
Not as bad as ps3 loading times, dont worry, mark cerny will fix that before the game comes out.
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Lykon  +   843d ago
is that it ? next gen? another on rails bounce em up. and still nothing as good as ssx3 on ps2
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s8anicslayer  +   843d ago
SSX 3 was not a PS2 launch title, SSX debuted on the PS2 launch, and not for nothing when did we ever have such a stellar launch lineup for any console? But Sony does have a good lineup when you co sider all the multiplat games available at launch plus the psn games that will be launching as well.
Lykon  +   842d ago
playing ssx3 for the first time was a very special gaming moment for me ..the look and feel of the board on the snow was very good... then that series took an unfortunate turn. I suppose the train on uncharted 2 was this gens equivalent moment ... I wonder what it will be on PS4 ? not this jump tumble and splat game for sure ..although it might be good ...the controller looks very nice.
AceofStaves  +   842d ago
Actually, comparing this launch window to those from previous generations, the games for both PS4 and XB1 are very decent.

I remember when PS2 launched. I picked up the original Dark Cloud and the Orphen game. Those were pretty terrible.

That's why I never judge a system by launch titles. It takes a few years for games to be made that make the most out of the hardware.
fghtrer3fb5erg  +   843d ago
Knack does look quite good, i just hate when bitter ppl try so hard to judge a game by saying oh it looks identical to current gen, everything ive seen so far from next gen and compared to current gen looks superior to me, pixels, polygons, textures, physics, draw distance, lightning,etc.
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Salooh  +   843d ago
Knack graphics are great . It have it's own original art. But what i don't like about it is the gameplay. That's why i think the game is for kids or play with family ( i'm not one of those so no buy ).
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fghtrer3fb5erg  +   843d ago
Yeah i was talking about graphics wise, even fifa 14 next gen may not be a huge improvement from fifa14 current gen but ive compared both side by side and the next gen version looks better, some guy cancelled his pre order over fifa 14 and knack cause he said "it looks identical to current gen" everyone else that played the games at their game shops said they were excited to get their hands on ps4 and its games whenever they pick one up on launch day.
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snipab8t  +   842d ago
Disappearing dead enemies and debris. NOT A GOOD SIGN!!
mhunterjr  +   843d ago
Contrast looks very intriguing. I'm not really impressed with the rest of the line up, however. Until, infamous and drive club come out, Killzone appears to be the only exclusive 'next gen' title on ps4.

I'm very disappointed in knack. The graphics are fantastic, but the gameplay looks stale. The brutally linear level design should have gone the way of the dodo with the ps1. It reminds me of the werewolf levels in sonic unleashed... ugh.
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feraldrgn  +   843d ago
Hyperbolic statements from a few of the people in the vids, seriously.
It's like the gen's almost over & people are averting their eyes to current gen crying "get it out of my sight".
domford1981  +   843d ago
I appreciate that Ads are necessary, but I can't read an article from Dualshockers without it closing my page and opening the App Store.

It's ridiculous, I can't get through one of these videos all the way
domford1981  +   843d ago
There's nothing to disagree with, it's not an opinion, it's a fact
Majin-vegeta  +   843d ago
Just download ad blocker and never worry about ads again :D.
Chuk5  +   843d ago
Paid my ps4 and killzone off in full yesterday.

I'm all in, and ready to make the generation leap.
Campy da Camper  +   843d ago
Bubbs for intelligent. Mines paid off, too. The next 26 days are going to draaaaaaaaag.
Alcohog  +   843d ago
I enjoyed listening about Mario and his sisters and their adventures at the mall. 10/10 would listen again.
LetoAtreides82  +   843d ago
Good thing this is just at PS stores, these games aren't exactly the games you want to showcase for a launch.
Themba76  +   843d ago
it seems like knack has that simplicty I miss in games. most modern games don't have that simplicty there either open world or competition based. this reminds me of games back in the day where everything was simple but alot of fun. this is why im gonna rent this game. I would buy it but funds are low getting killzone BF4 and ac4 but i want to play this game.
bjmartynhak  +   842d ago
I can see myself replaying Knack a good number of times, and the simplicity you mentioned is the main reason for it. It reminds of the Genesis/Mega-Drive, PSOne times when I played the same games over and over!
blackout  +   843d ago
Soooo this is one thing i don't understand. Knack gets praise and Ryse Son Of Rome is supposed to be trash. PS4 fans PLEEEEEASE get your priorities straight. This game is GARBAGE,GARBAGE,GARBAGE. Next gen mt A$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
Majin-vegeta  +   843d ago
If a game like Knack can make me sweat my hands while trying it.It's far from GARBAGE,GARBAGE,GARBAGE.Like you said.

This is coming from a 20+ year gaming veteran.
Campy da Camper  +   843d ago
Hey, us PS owners are diverse in our tastes. I love metal gear, splinter cell and infamous but also enjoy little big planet, trine and journey. When your testicles drop you will discover there is more to life than call of duty.
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bjmartynhak  +   842d ago
Knack is a simple game, and it is meant to be.

Ryse is much more ambitious, thus, subjected to more critics. And actually, the game seems to have improved a lot since reveal.
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Relientk77  +   843d ago
Totally getting Knack
awesomeisjayell  +   842d ago
such hypocrites if knack was a X1 launch all of you ps4 fans would hate it so much it would be a main topic of discussion i can see it now "look @ the X1 it doesn't have as much power as the PS4 thats why they made knack" you ps4 boys are sad drooling over knack bc your lineup is trash. You guys should really look in the mirror and cancel your ps4 preorder and stop looking for a reason to throw away your money. Just wait until they have better games and stop using the psn value nonsense just bc you get free games it doesn't give it better value. That actually gives it worst value bc there trying anything just so you will stay for there sucky hybrid servers and there none innovative online performance. SONY you really suck i really wanted a reason to get both but you failed big time smh. Theres nothing new about there online what have they announced nothing. The UI almost looks exactly the same as well outside of the fb type of layout FAIL. Your games are a*s you have nothing going for you except for a petty power difference that every PS4 fanboy makes up out of thin air from questionable sources and alot of indie games which btw are alot of pc ports smh. Dear SONY i'm getting a X1 and i pray you get it together so i can make good purchase in the middle of next year the only thing i'm looking forward to @ the moment is DEEP DOWN thank god.
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GrandpaSnake  +   842d ago
i see only butt hurt.
AceofStaves  +   842d ago
Why are you so bothered by PS4 launch games when you said yourself that you're getting an XB1 now and the PS4 some time in 2014?

I make my own decisions when it comes to spending my money. I know it may be shocking to you, but not everyone shares your tastes in games. For me, an XB1 is a waste of money but I'm not foolish enough to presume I can tell others how to spend their cash. Have fun with your XB1. I'll have fun with my PS4. See? Everyone's happy.
thomas_n  +   842d ago
Knack , I will definitely give a try but maybe when the price drops, what a memory I still have with crash, that was my first game on first console... The guy playing FIFA 14 sucks it's just unwatchable
_LarZen_  +   842d ago
Knack looks mediocre at best. It could turn around and surprise, but so far it looks like a weak launch game.
AceofStaves  +   842d ago
Considering the shoddy quality of most launch games, I think 'Knack' fares a lot better than most.
bligmerk  +   842d ago
The first demo kiosks always have a very limited number of games prior to launch. There are more demos added up to launch and during the launch window. Don't know why so many people look at the beginning of something and only see the beginning as the end. These kiosks are just starting to roll out, give them a couple of weeks. After that, it's launch anyway.
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Unknown  +   842d ago
I'm surprised at how long it took the game to load. I would've expected it to be a lot faster given all the hype about no more waiting and etc.
Arcanine  +   842d ago
my opinion the more Ip's the better
Goku781  +   842d ago
It's a kids game, it will serve its purpose. I hope it's entertaining but not to hard for the kids.
Sikct9a  +   842d ago
What Sony tv was that?
Sadist3  +   842d ago
Yeah uh, this game looks generic. Battlefield, Injustice and Warframe are the only PS4 games worth getting
Are_The_MaDNess  +   842d ago
knack looks like good fun. tho im not going to get the PS4 for just 2 games. the other being inFamous.
bring out some ratchet games or something.
Orionsangel  +   842d ago
Knack looks generic and current gen. Hopefully next gen means games that can all run on 4K TVs. Because next gen console games that look like current PC gamers is not exciting to us Console/PC gamers.
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Are_The_MaDNess  +   842d ago
feel the same way here. nothing this new gen looks really great.
nothing i that wows me like the first time we raw metro or crysis.

heck, in many ways i say modding in skyrim looks better than many of the games coming out.
not to even get me started on games like black desert and archage
thomas_n  +   842d ago
The tv is sony 55w900. This tv is amazing when it comes to picture quality and input lag so that's all it matters for us gamers... I bought it few weeks ago to be ready for my new black box arrival.
icerob  +   842d ago
cant see it very well from this video alone, but it looks like something the PS3&Xbox360 would handle very easily plus it seemed like there was plenty of load time
DOOMZ  +   842d ago
After seeing this DEFINETLY NOT getting Knack!
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