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inFamous Second Son Has A Very Cool Feature When Your DualShock 4 Battery Drains Out

"inFamous Second is by far the best title available on Sony's current generation console, the PlayStation 4. Second Son takes the series into new directions with amazing visual effects along with solid gameplay mechanics." (inFamous: Second Son, PS4)

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The_Infected  +   685d ago | Well said
That's awesome!

"I was in the middle of a pretty heated fight my controller’s battery died and disconnected. Delsin kept running on the screen and I was convinced he was going to just keep running straight and cause me to leave the fighting area. But, instead he ran out of the danger area and hid behind cover."
xHeavYx  +   685d ago
It does sound pretty cool, now we need a YouTube video
Septic  +   685d ago
When my battery died, my character just died. Didn;t really move around or anything. I remember because it was my first death in the game. Mind you, it happened at he worst possible moment in the middle of a s***storm.
abzdine  +   685d ago
Pretty cool yeah!! but my DS4 never drains out it's "always connected"

EDIT: but why not just pause the game like most games do?
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InTheLab  +   685d ago
Yeah...happened to me. He just ran off and I'm like wtf scrambling for the second controller and he just hides....

It's a cool feature that hides a glaring flaw with the DS4.

S*** just shuts down with no notice. How about a blinking light bar? Or kick me to the home screen. Nothing?
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SilentNegotiator  +   685d ago | Well said
You know what would be more cool? If the game f***ing paused.
inveni0  +   685d ago
My controller died, and he didn't run and hide. But I had been warned on screen that the battery was low. I ignored it. I paid.
LOL_WUT  +   685d ago
I also thought the using of the controller as a spray can in the beginning was a cool idea ;)
WalterWJR  +   685d ago
Trying to cover up your bull story from the other day septic lol.
Bobby Kotex  +   685d ago
People are reporting that when their DS4 died their character died and you're downvoting them. Seriously the fanboys here are the worst.
Anarki  +   685d ago
This "feature" is bullshit. My battery died and he just stood there, didn't even pause the game or anything... leaving me to scramble for my charger...
hulk_bash1987  +   685d ago

I pretty sure there is a message that pops up to let you know your controller is low battery. Mine has popped up on a number of occasions. Thankfully I always have a spare controller handy.
badz149  +   684d ago
I don't think the "running into cover" thing is real. unless until SP confirmed it but I ran out of juice too while playing and Delsin kept running until he reached the edge of the rooftop I was on and stopped. I was not in the middle of a fight though and had he kept running down the building, it's the enemy's territory.

I said that it's not true because I also ran out of juice while playing Knack and Knack just ran straight to the wall too.

I would prefer the game paused when it happens but we'll see.
kopicha  +   684d ago

I dont know what happen to yours but indeed Delsin will actually run when your controller battery die out completely in the mid of game play even while you are in mid of combat. Kind gives you enough time to switch to a 2nd controller or hook it up to power source to continue the game. Already happened to me twice.
ChronoJoe  +   684d ago
He just holds the direction you were last pressing infinitely, and it happens on a lot of PS4 games, not just second son. Anything online where you physically can't pause will just hold the analog input that was being pressed at time of disconnection.

It's Infamous' failing that it doesn't bother to pause the game.
MasterCornholio  +   685d ago
Thats neat.

justSumDood  +   685d ago
This claim is absolutely NOT TRUE! I'm speaking from experience.
When your controller dies Delsin keeps running in the direction of the last input.

I'm guessing when it happend to the author his avatar ran behind something resembling cover and he jumped to conclusions. It was coincidence.

However, the conditions are simple to recreate, if anyone had the notion to test the thoery for themselves.

Somewhat off topic: after completing my Second playthrough and achieving my platinum, the game went through the credits and dropped me back off in the environment as per usual. As soon as it did Delsin made a comment saying "Well buddy, we are officially done here."

Since I don't remember him saying this after my first playthrough, I can only assume it was a reference to receiving all my trophies and getting the platinum.

Now that's a nice touch.
Jamiex66  +   685d ago
I can also confirm he said that to me at the end of my second playthrough. Definitely didn't notice it after the first, it only happened once the trophy popped.
born2live  +   685d ago
You might very well be right - something similar happened to me, and my controller died as I was turning. Guess what? Delsin kept running in circles! At first, I didn't realize that my controller had died. I thought it was a bug, none of the controls responded... hilarious, in hindsight...
Ipunchbabiesforfun  +   685d ago
You have already beat it TWICE??! lol you guys are on top of it.
emad-E-three  +   685d ago
hehehe it did happen with me and I was like wtf what is he doing wheres the the f**kin usb cable then he hid behind cover for real lol :D
Drekken  +   685d ago
Mine died and he started running, but I hurried and plugged it in before I saw where he was running to. That is pretty cool!
Gamer1982  +   685d ago
Little things like this scream next gen. I love how games use the microphone in the pad too not to mention when your spray painting the colour your spraying shows up as the light on the pad. Take a look next time! If you spray black it will light violet, yellow for yellow and white for white and so on..
kamisama  +   685d ago
The ps4 does send a msg saying battery is low and will die soon something to that extent but yeah that happened to me aswell I was like crap where's my charging cable and then he ran behind some wall and stopped I really didn't think anything of it at the time but why didn't it pause the game lol
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ITPython  +   685d ago
I've never fully ran my controller dry on the game yet, but I have gotten the warning, then I connect the USB to charge it. Interesting feature though.

The other really neat feature is using the controller for spray painting. It actually works really well, and is by far the best sixaxis implementation I've used so far since it debuted on the PS3.

With most games using the sixaxis is annoying and takes away from the immersion, but it works really good with the spray paint side-missions in Infamous and feels surprisingly realistic (and also feels good in the hand when being held sideways and using R2 for the nozzle).

The accuracy is astonishing as well, if I didn't know better, I would think the controller was being tracked by a motion capture device.
URNightmare  +   685d ago
You know what would be insanely awesome? If as soon as the battery dies he levitates a meter or two off the ground and gets surrounded by a protective field of whatever power he has on at the moment.
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Hellsvacancy  +   685d ago
Only if Dark Souls did something like this, nothing like your controller dying whilst in a boss battle
bloodybutcher  +   685d ago
I'm sorry, how in the world could someone let it happen?you get an info when your controller needs charging and it can still work quite long after the notification pops up! Never happened to me. Second controller comes in handy, of course.
Ot: seems like a neat feature, though not very significant one. Will check that out when i get my ps4 some time later this year. Fingers crossed for summer, but the autumn is more likely...
DragonKnight  +   685d ago
Have you ever played a Souls game?

It's the kind of game that you get so in to that you tune out everything else around you. It can easily happen. And like you said, the controller works for quite awhile after the notification, don't you think it'd be easy to forget about it in that time?
Hellsvacancy  +   685d ago
It's a case of "my controller will hold for another 5 minutes, i'm sure it will"

It happened once when I was playing BF3........ in a helicopter full of players
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bloodybutcher  +   685d ago
Fair enough,i wouldn't worry about that in most sp games,but when you play mp then you can get yourself in trouble.that is why i would never allow it,especially with ds games.they make me really jumpy, so charged controller is just one of the things that make me bit more relaxed xD honestly, no horror film can make me jump so high as seeing someone's shadow appearing suddenly next to my character.especially when i'm exploring a new area.that is some undies-soiling stuff, i tell ya.
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jackanderson1985  +   685d ago
i always thought that a message came up on screen saying "please reconnect controller" and paused the game when the battery died on the consoles?

i usually check before i play and plug them in if low so dunno if this has carried over to this gen
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ZackStrife  +   685d ago
That's really cool but I'm not sure what's wrong with just pausing the game. Anyway, the game is fan-freaking-tastic.
mrmarx  +   685d ago
awesome.. btw no cloud needed
DragonKnight  +   685d ago
Hey man, don't diss Cloud Power. There's a little known side mission in Second Son where Delsin looks for an MS exec just so he can drain the Power of the Cloud from him and learn the Latency power. I haven't found it yet, but I heard that Latency power is the most OP power in the game. You actually talk to D.U.P. agents to convince them of your now immense power and go to use it, only you either have an unnoticeable affect that impacts nothing, or the power takes forever to show and the D.U.P. have left from boredom.

I'm trying to find it in-game but so far no luck.
SniperControl  +   685d ago
Lol, don't you also go to a massive expo and pretend you are using your own powers but in reality you have more powerful conduits showing those powers.

DragonKnight  +   685d ago
You do, but that's part of DLC content so I didn't include it. There's also the hidden power of the Cloud that hasn't been shown yet where you tell the D.U.P. that this is only a preview of the true power, which won't reveal itself until an appropriate time.
SoulSercher620  +   685d ago
Your comment literally made me LOL
Audiggity  +   685d ago
As an XB1 owner you got me to laugh pretty hard on that one.
Drekken  +   685d ago
Sucker Punch should have added in the power of the cloud for the 5th power. That would have been funny.
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WeAreLegion  +   685d ago
inFamous makes the best use of the controller, in general. I would play an entire game of just spray painting with that mechanic. It's so fun!
incendy35  +   685d ago
I like the spray painting, but I don't like using the touch pad for soaking powers.. I can't reach the damn thing without taking my hand off the controller. Wish they would have mapped that to a different button since we do it constantly.
mafiahajeri  +   685d ago
You must have small hands.
WeAreLegion  +   685d ago
Oh, seriously? Wow. I have fairly small hands and I don't have any issues hitting the touch pad with my right thumb. :/ Sorry, man.
incendy35  +   685d ago
Yes my hands are small. Not something I can really change haha.
UnHoly_One  +   685d ago
I agree. I hate everything about the touchpad. I just don't understand why they even used it.

There are two perfectly good sticks that can be depressed as buttons but we aren't using those at all. It's really aggravating.

Game rules, though. I'm 2/3 of the way through it the second time already. lol
BattleTorn  +   685d ago
I just feel that the amount the touchpad is used is forced... and would've been much more intuitive if on another face button.

I also dont like the sqaure is drop from hanging, when nearly every other game would use circle
incendy35  +   685d ago
That is a good features for PS4 games. At this point I just leave my controller plugged into the USB cable, so tired of running out of battery.
DEEBO  +   685d ago
The pad feels good to me when i was getting recharge.infamous is so good,this is how a superhero game is suppose to play like.
Delsin rogue is what i like to call him.

Does anyone know how to get the paper trail working after the murder investigation?
justSumDood  +   685d ago
The only pertinent information garnered from the clues seems to be the phone number coupled with the device tracker. But, I've tried both variations (844-brunberg has one too many numbers) to no avail. Even climbing a skyscraper for a good signal made no difference.

I also thought it might have something to do with the website "karma." So I completed the quiz but, when I tried to take the genome screening test I got an error404, website not found. Was anyone else able to connect and take the test?
IRetrouk  +   685d ago
Worked for me im a smoke conduit lol, as for the phone number, you have to go onto the investigators website, login to his account by pressing forgot password, enter the details it asks for then searching through his files will give you the number you need, hope that helps :-)
justSumDood  +   684d ago
I figured it out last night, but thanks just the same =)
bleedsoe9mm  +   685d ago
pretty sad that they had to design a feature into the game for the ps4 poor battery life . how about they let us turn off the light and touchpad so we can have a battery life closer to the ps3
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MasterCornholio  +   685d ago
"pretty sad that they had to design a feature into the game for the ps4 poor battery life ."

Anyones controller can run out of battery. Which is why i appreciate a feature like this being in the game. Even i had moments with im playing a game on my PS3 and my controller ran out of battery.
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bleedsoe9mm  +   685d ago
the ps3 controller lasted forever , and the xb1 is super efficient . maybe its just me , but the ps4 controller runs out of juice super fast during SS , maybe its because its using all the gimmicks ( speaker, touchpad , sixaxis , and the light is always on as usual ) everytime i've played the game i have to stop for recharging .
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SniperControl  +   685d ago
Had day off today as my little lad is off school, started playing SS about 10 with full charge, 7 hours later am on second bar.
When I game at the weekends, the DS4 will last me the whole day no problems.
I also have a DS4 on my PC, that lasts about a day as well.
AnEwGuY  +   684d ago
Wrong. On both 360 and X1, ANY game you play, if your controller dies or temp. loses connection because your battery pack came loose, it auto-pauses (except for MP, obviously). That's the way it SHOULD be.
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Drekken  +   685d ago
Whats cool about it though is when the Ds4 runs out of juice we can plug it in and continue playing. If your XBO controller runs out you have to find some Duracell batteries.
stragomccloud  +   684d ago
Wow. Trolling.
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   685d ago
He has small hands AND he smells like cabbage.
okmrman  +   684d ago
and he is a bisexual emo
ion53  +   685d ago
My PS4 will hold 30 mins after the warning. 15 if it's a twitch shooter
JustInTlME  +   685d ago
This is stupid…. It should just pause….I don't know why you would want it to keep playing….?!?!
LKHGFDSA  +   684d ago
so when you plug it in you don't start getting attacked.
JustInTlME  +   683d ago
But you wouldn't… would still have to un-pause the game… And in my opinion I would rather take control of the character after un-pausing then have the AI try to run around and hide.
HmongAmerican  +   685d ago
Instead of messages on screen telling you to plug the controller. Maybe we can have an option of voice through the controller speaker to tell us that the controller battery is low. Sometime I see the message telling me to charge the controller. I just ignore it and then I forgot about it. Happens to me often.
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feraldrgn  +   685d ago
Nice innovation.

Though I sit pretty close & prefer to play wired, myself.
SlapHappyJesus  +   685d ago
All right. That's pretty nifty.
Why not just have it so that the game automatically pauses when your controller dies though? Seems the most logical thing to do.
NeloAnjelo  +   685d ago
There's is also another feature. If you're evil the controller light becomes redder as you play the game, and bluer if you're good. Check it out
Section8  +   685d ago
The coolest thing would be if any of the discs from walmart or gamestop actually worked.
mediate-this  +   685d ago
Happened to me, my guy was running around in circles though.
Soldierone  +   685d ago
It is handy. InFamous is basically a "showcase title" since it utilizes all the features and demonstrates how it works.

As for this, it is needed because the controllers die so fast lol
Jojo0903  +   685d ago
I mean it sounds cool but I think I would just rather have the game paused. Is there an option to turn it off and have the game pause instead? I don't have a ps4 but I'm picking one up when I get my tax refund and I'm picking up infomous with it . Looks like a really good game.
LAWSON72  +   685d ago
I much prefer a game to just pause or give a screen when the controller dies.
Platinum_k  +   685d ago
so simple yet so brilliant!

I'm so getting this game just so I see for myself. lols
okmrman  +   684d ago
what if you're in a heated battle with a bunch of baddies?

a pause screen is better, and its not even true
you dumbasses are so gullible
Platinum_k  +   682d ago
u jellin'?

Butthurt xbot calling other people "dumbasses"???

You wish you can play this on your inferior system
Platinum_k  +   682d ago
You nor I would be able to prove if this is True, But the Idea of this is simply brilliant.

...You can't really say much with only 2 bubbles, so I'll let this one go.
oldskoolgamer702  +   684d ago
so that means he runs for cover every 5 hours . i hate that controller with its poor battery life. my ds3 stayed charged for days
mo241  +   684d ago
lol this game would be terrible on the xbox. With your character running around, when you are all over the house looking for batteries
Humanbean74  +   684d ago
Guess I'll never know bcuz I swap when mine gets low!
bellome  +   684d ago
This is not true...
alexkoepp  +   684d ago
Needs a feature like this when the battery runs out every 3 hours or so... wish my controller had some replaceable batterys
Jack_Reacher  +   684d ago
When you get the low battery warning and ignore it is your own fault. I don't understand why people don't leave it plugged in to charge on standby. Never had mine run out. For those complaining it only lasts 8 hours. Seriously. Get a life. If that's what you do regular then I feel truly sorry for you.
hkgamer  +   684d ago
your battery lasts 8 hours? mine is close to the 3 hour mark. I probably have a faulty controller then.

I just presumed all controllers had short battery life.
hkgamer  +   684d ago
Quite a cool feature, but I rather have it pause screen.
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