"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."
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."
It does sound pretty cool, now we need a YouTube video
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.
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?
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?
You know what would be more cool? If the game f***ing paused.
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.
I also thought the using of the controller as a spray can in the beginning was a cool idea ;)
Trying to cover up your bull story from the other day septic lol.
People are reporting that when their DS4 died their character died and you're downvoting them. Seriously the fanboys here are the worst.
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...
@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.
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.
@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.
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.
Thats neat. :)
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.
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.
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...
You have already beat it TWICE??! lol you guys are on top of it.
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
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!
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..
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
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.
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.
Only if Dark Souls did something like this, nothing like your controller dying whilst in a boss battle
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...
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?
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
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.
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
That's really cool but I'm not sure what's wrong with just pausing the game. Anyway, the game is fan-freaking-tastic.
awesome.. btw no cloud needed
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.
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. Hehe
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.
Your comment literally made me LOL
As an XB1 owner you got me to laugh pretty hard on that one.
Sucker Punch should have added in the power of the cloud for the 5th power. That would have been funny.
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!
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.
You must have small hands.
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.
Yes my hands are small. Not something I can really change haha.
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
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
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.
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?
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?
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 :-)
I figured it out last night, but thanks just the same =)
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
"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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
He has small hands AND he smells like cabbage.
and he is a bisexual emo
My PS4 will hold 30 mins after the warning. 15 if it's a twitch shooter
This is stupid…. It should just pause….I don't know why you would want it to keep playing….?!?!
so when you plug it in you don't start getting attacked.
But you wouldn't…..you 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.
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.
Nice innovation. Though I sit pretty close & prefer to play wired, myself.
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.
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
The coolest thing would be if any of the discs from walmart or gamestop actually worked.