Polygon: Playstation 4 Review

Polgyon: The PS4 hints at plenty of other possibilities. Local network play via the PS Vita has an enormous amount of potential. The PlayStation App and even the Playstation Camera may provide opportunities for developers to broaden the appeal of the PlayStation 4 beyond the hard core audience it currently seems so intent on courting. Unlike the PlayStation 3, Sony's latest effort was built to evolve.

But the PlayStation 4's focus on gaming — and only gaming — is undermined by a distinct lack of compelling software. That failing is sure to improve — better games and more of them will appear on the PlayStation 4 — but right now, this is a game console without a game to recommend it. Early adopters of the PS4 this fall are buying potential energy. We're just waiting for a place to spend it.

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logan_izer101471d ago

Hold on tight guys. I'm working on a review for Polygon ;)

xHeavYx1471d ago

On a scale of 1 to complete bs, Polygon gets complete bs

Hellsvacancy1471d ago

I had to read the title twice incase it was a mistake

Blastoise1471d ago (Edited 1471d ago )

"But the PlayStation 4's focus on gaming — and only gaming — is undermined by a distinct lack of compelling software"

Hardware review...based on software. Nice!

Lol Polygon are ridiculous

u got owned1471d ago

Hmmm wonder how they'll review the Xone.

Insomnia_841471d ago (Edited 1471d ago )

I called it!!! Now go check at their Killzone: Shadow Fall review. I think they gave it the lowest score so far lol this guys are a joke!!!

Not clicking on this or any of their "news". Polygon completely off my radar.

Boody-Bandit1471d ago (Edited 1471d ago )

I would give anything for a block / ignore site option. Polygon has made it clear they are here to take shots at Sony any way they can and as often as possible. Guys why not just boycott them and let the trolls of the opposition make this their home. This will be the last time I click on or respond to anything from Polygon. I wont read slanted fanboy driven trash with an agenda. Don't give these fools the satisfaction of clicks and hits.

KrisButtar1471d ago

Looking back they gave the WiiU a 6.5

black0o1471d ago

@heavy wallsaid and I was nvr a fan of polygon to begin with .

Vitalogy1471d ago

Weren't these guys the same that got a few months back a fat check from m$? XD

SniperControl1471d ago

These are the same people who gave Knack 4/10, joke!

This site needs to be voted down for total BS reporting.

speedforce1311471d ago

polygon is complete trash. They've been giving PS games the shaft on reviews for quite some time now and it wasn't surprising that they nitpicked the shit out of the PS4 and gave it a 'barely' above-average.

ChrisW1471d ago

Polygon does have some things right...

The controller is awesome.

It's primarily a gaming console.

But more importantly; other than KZ, the other exclusives aren't really "must buys."

johndoe112111471d ago

Yet another site I no longer pay any attention to. They might as well have a big 'Sponsored by Microsoft' banner at the top of the website.

static52451471d ago (Edited 1471d ago )

This video has been the worse thing I've seen.

The PS4 plays games at higher resolution and better framerate but they still seem lacking? Not worth the upgrade? So by their reasoning the X1 should be a 5/10

But probably get a 9

Shellcase1471d ago

Knack got bad review because it suck...IGN even gave knack bad reviews

guitarded771471d ago

No games eh? That's why I have 14 new games coming with it tomorrow. Polygon is a joke.

Docknoss1471d ago

@blastoise, If Sony only focuses on gaming how come all they're exclusives are getting horrible reviews?

DeletedAcc1471d ago

7.5 just as the last of us, polygon?
NICE! then it must be the best console of all time!!!

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Ron_Danger1471d ago

It won't be an accurate satire of polygon's reviews unless you were given $750,000 first by someone.

nosferatuzodd1471d ago

lol microsoft polygon is the worst

Vitalogy1471d ago

These can't get enough spotlight, they just love it. Shame that nobody, out of the m$ community (go figure why), will get them any credit. I mean its not even not liking something anymore its more like them being ANTI-something which in this case is any product related with sony/playstation brands.

ChipdiddyChip1471d ago

GQ Magazine gave the PS4 7/10 and the Xbox One 8/10. Does that make GQ bad and worse than Polygon?

jriquelme_paraguay1471d ago

Lol... the review is for the PS4 Hardware, the PS4 console... but they give 7.5 because they didnt like the launch games and "focus on gaming — and only gaming"


KiRBY30001471d ago

Polygon is the new Edge.

everytime they rate something Playstation related, just remember to add 2 points to the score.

that's a 9.5 the PS4 gets right there. not bad. :)

they gave TLOU a 7.5 as well and that was a 9.5 game in my book.

SniperControl1471d ago

"they gave TLOU a 7.5 as well and that was a 9.5 game in my book"

It was a 9.5 - 10 in everyone's book my friend, Polygon are a total joke of a website, totally in the pocket of MS.

RenegadeRocks1471d ago

This video actually made me fall in love with the ps 4 <3

HammerKong1471d ago

i think the review is good ,yeah their focus on only game can be still some bad poits can be but i dont think its such big isssue becuase its and only game console and it is having every think that compels a gamer ,yeah game library will improve because ps3 was having best exclusives last gen but we dont know which console will be better or which console will bring better exclusives ,but time willl tell i preordered my ps4 and get it early ,i will get my xb1 on 22nd and we willl see the difference so we only just wait ,time will tell what console is best.

SheenuTheLegend1471d ago

PS4 is focusing on gaming..
This is the best part
Sony deserves a 10/10 just for this...
Gaming first. everything else comes second n the thing is it can every other thing browsing, media playback and apps

It isn't like phones like if u have to call someone you first have to open all the apps menu


I mean who trust this site anyway? lol

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Mr-Dude1471d ago

They are pissing themselfs in the face

user74029311471d ago (Edited 1471d ago )

the only true hd next gen console gets a 7? gtfo.

Irishguy951471d ago (Edited 1471d ago )

Whats 'true HD'? HD = 720p - 4k

Full HD is a marketing term GiggMan...True HD is what DirtyPimp said. He didn't refer to the marketing term 'full HD'. There is no 'true HD'. Something is either in HD or it isn't. What do I call 4k? Ultra Full HD?? Or do I just call it 4k?

GiggMan1471d ago (Edited 1471d ago )

Full HD is 1920x1080 (1080p) 16:9 ratio...

static52451471d ago

Going by marketing terms

720 = HD
1080 = true/full HD
4k = Ultra HD

GiggMan1471d ago (Edited 1471d ago )

HD (High Definition) is 720 lines progressively scanned.

Full HD (ie: True,Ultra,or whatever) is 1,080 lines or higher progressively scanned.

I agree with DirtyPimp. (that felt funny writing that sentence lol)

sAVAge_bEaST1471d ago (Edited 1471d ago )

Polygon, is not a trusted site, by the community.

It's the opposite, a M$ mouth piece to the tune of three quarters of a Million dollars..

ThatEnglishDude1471d ago

Why would you a review a console? ...especially at launch

jackanderson19851471d ago

all the other ones are just no-one else is giving it a number ha polygon are just inviting hate onto themselves today

Beastforlifenoob1471d ago

So we should review it after launch??? Reviews are to let people know weather they should buy it or not for the future investment (I.E. they arent judging it solely based on the games). If the PS4 only got 7.5 im guessing they would have given the Xbox One higer because the guy in the review said they need more compelling software and shouldnt be a gaming only console (which is utter BS)

Sizzon1471d ago

So much negative scores and stuff from that site. But afterall it's opinions.

fossilfern1471d ago

Exactly people need to understand that its an opinion!

Insomnia_841471d ago

An opinion driven by money.

Not an opinion, just bs.

fossilfern1471d ago


Keep that tinfoil hat on...