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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."

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The_Infected857d ago

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."

xHeavYx857d ago

It does sound pretty cool, now we need a YouTube video

Septic856d 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.

abzdine856d ago (Edited 856d 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?

InTheLab856d ago (Edited 856d 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?

SilentNegotiator856d ago

You know what would be more cool? If the game f***ing paused.

inveni0856d 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_WUT856d ago

I also thought the using of the controller as a spray can in the beginning was a cool idea ;)

WalterWJR856d ago

Trying to cover up your bull story from the other day septic lol.

Bobby Kotex856d ago

People are reporting that when their DS4 died their character died and you're downvoting them. Seriously the fanboys here are the worst.

Anarki856d 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_bash1987856d ago

@Inthelab

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.

badz149856d 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.

kopicha856d ago

@Septic

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.

ChronoJoe856d 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.

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justSumDood856d 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.

Jamiex66856d 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.

born2live856d 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...

Ipunchbabiesforfun856d ago

You have already beat it TWICE??! lol you guys are on top of it.

emad-E-three856d 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

Drekken856d 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!

Gamer1982856d 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..

kamisama856d ago (Edited 856d 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

ITPython856d 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.

URNightmare856d 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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Hellsvacancy857d ago

Only if Dark Souls did something like this, nothing like your controller dying whilst in a boss battle

bloodybutcher857d 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...

DragonKnight857d 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?

Hellsvacancy856d ago (Edited 856d 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

bloodybutcher856d ago (Edited 856d 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.

jackanderson1985857d ago (Edited 857d 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

ZackStrife857d 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.