You’re better off sticking with Performance mode.
Completely contrary to what Digital Foundry is saying!
What are they saying about that out of interest? I saw spoilers so didn't watch!
See what I wrote above
The fluctuation in frames can be annoying in performance mode to some. I always do resolution myself. All in preference and said article is just being negative. There is no “horrible” choice
They are only saying Performance mode is preferred on a 1080p set.
I used to be on the Performance over graphics side. But after I played Horizon on both on a HIGH end TV I could not go back to Performance! I had to stay with the graphics mode. Everyone that came over to play that game was the Exact same way!
There will be a update to make performance mode the best mode. 4K is just too slow. I have a 4k monitor and I prefer to play performance mode.
from Digital Foundry article: "When using checkerboard 4K mode, the game does a reasonably good job of holding steady at 30 frames per second in most scenes, with even intense battles that pile on the visual effects sticking mostly to the target frame-rate with only small pockets of dropped frames. It's not quite perfect though, and some effects-heavy scene will see performance drop. Thankfully, this is more of an exception than the rule and most of the game delivers a stable 30 frames per second, but it's not a perfect lock." I think it comes down to your preference. Do you want it to run super smooth at a lower resolution? Or do you want to push the visuals to the max and suffer a performance hit here or there? Myself, since I have a nice 4K TV just begging to be utilized, I think I can suffer through the 30fps and give my eyes the added visual treat :P
I'm the same .. I have a 65 inch OLED, so 1080 to 4K (checkerboard) is noticeable - thanks for that info!
@Krangs_Uncle - LG ftw, lol (E6)
Well it's not super-smooth they said it stays around 40 fps ... 60 in quiter scenes ... i'll go with 30 fps with higher resolution
65 LG OLED here so I think I know which way I'll be playing 😂
I only got the 55, but at the time I got this (2 xmas ago) the 65 was an extra +$1000 here in Canada. I stretched the budget enough getting the one I got.. lol
I still don't understand how dropping under 30FPS in any circumstance is okay to developers.
It doesn't run "super smooth" in performance mode. 35-45 fps on a 60hz tv equals judder because 35 doesn't divide evenly into 60. Some people are more sensitive to it than others. Locked 30 is typically better in situations like this.
neon it wouldn't surprise if we actually see a day 1 patch to make things even better either way better to have options. I think more games should leave the choice to the gamer if he or she wants 4k/or better performance at 1080P. These sony studios must have different ps4 tech because each seem to make their game looks better than before(i know overtime each developer finds new tips/tricks and with them being under sony they must be sharing what they think works/or not work)
If it is anything close to horizon, j go resolution and then turn on all the bells and whistles in the tv.. You will notice nothing in performance. You will get slight input lag that you will only notice in the first 15 minutes if you are not use to it.
Gonna play for visuals 1st playthrough, then perf mode for the remaining trophies. I need to live the story in the best way possible....4K!!! Gotta platinum this bad boy like i did with all.previous ones
The thing is though, with performance mode it's not "super smooth" because there's quite a large variance in frame rate as can be seen in the DF video. it can range from as low as 40 to as high as 60
I only have a base PS4 so performance mode is out for me. Come to think of it.... so is 4k mode. (weeps in the corner) But it will still look and play good @1080p (dries eyes)
I don't think the regular PS4 gives you an option
absolutely. nothing to cry about.
Better than having an Xbox. Only then, you could cry.
@xHeavYx Duh, no shit Sherlock.
I was just gonna type that lol.
well, to be fair, in the DF video he makes it very clear it is very much down to his personal preference as he doesnt like the judder of an uncapped framerate without something like freesync. So its not like its "the opposite of DF"
I love 60fps but I’m playing this in resolution mode. Such a beautiful game. https://www.reddit.com/r/PS...
first comment sums up the situation. Polygon vs Digital foundry. Who is more trustworthy? lol
I guess if you like constant judder. Basically there is no good way to play. They should release it on PC. You either get Faux K at almost 30 fps.. Or variable frames on a platform without refresh sync. Game does look amazing though, can't wait to play it.
Sometimes all you can do is laugh at the cold hard truth. What other options do you have haha.
Lol this isnt xbone bud. Its ok though the rest of us will hold the console fort while you get your beloved MS to stop trying to dissolve console gaming into the PC market because they cant dominate consoles by competing fairly. Hopefully you realize it before its too late.
Man pc? Way you talk like that? If it was not for sony and sants monica we would ould never have Kratos.... Come pn man 4k is a thing thst for me will be achived next gen, and i dont care about 4k over bigger games like god of war... So dont make a battle where there is none.... Dont be usa or russia 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂, be good hope you enjpy thr same as i will...
Well one option would be for mods to ban you for your BS trolling.
Don't worry you can play it on PC...in 2-3 years with PSnow😂
I have a PS4 so I will play it whenever I want.. Just a shame I will have to play it at 30fps though.
Likely sub 30fps, since faking 4k is more important than gameplay.
More like 10+ years.
Lmao. Nice troll comment. Have fun with your sea of thieves lol
Honest wishes and intelligent discussions are not welcome in Fanboy Lando.
It must suck for you that an expensive xbox and pc can't reach this level of graphical quality. Don't feel too bad at least you got 4k Sot.
You think a PC can't do 30 fps... lol
Im sure Tetris can run 400k at 250 fps but I rather play GoW in my Pspro 😘
Polygon again. The GoW clickbait articles keep coming. 🙄 I went to click on the one article yesterday, and N4G suddenly stopped working.
I mean despite what they said here, they did give GOW a perfect 10. Which means hell has frozen over.
They have to get hits somehow. ;)
I think a fanboy was ddosing the site because of the praise GoW was getting! haha
While I do appreciate polygon doing actual video game articles for a change I still can’t help but feel they are still full of crap. It’s like they don’t know any other way to be.
They really don't know how to be any other way, but they found GoW 4 can get people to their site so they are going to milk it for all its worth.
Not at all close to what digital foundry said: 4K CB was the best way to play pretty much a solid 30 FPS with a few instances dropping to 28fps. Performance mode raised FPS to 45 but would have much bigger swings in FPS and that would be way more distracting.
Performance mode is erratic so its frames jump all over the place, according to Digital Foundry its very distracting so I can see why they would prefer to play it in 4K.
Bottom line, from Eurogamer (digital foundry), stick with High-Res mode if you want a stable 30fps (with few dips here and there). Performance mode will display at 1080 and ensure higher, but unstable fps (between high 40s - low 50s), which may not present as smoothly as some would like. I'm going to have to experiment with both to see which I prefer more. Generally, I prefer higher fps over rez but I also prefer stable fps over unstable.
I wonder if that is what the 1.01 update might fix on release. it’s odd that a lower resolution performance setting is running worse then the 4K CB version. After all game is not out technically so I’m sure reviewers were playing without patch
Performance mode is not running worse the the 4K mode... 4K runs at almost locked 30fps with a few dips here and there. Performance runs unlocked so it can go anywhere between 40-s to 60(when not much is happening on screen)
@--Onilink-- "Performance runs unlocked so it can go anywhere between 40-s to 60" That's worse I'll always take a solid 30 over waving 40-60 yuck. Watch Digital Foundrey's review without watching it. To many spoilers but you can listen to it.
@--Onilink-- go play a game like Infamous Second Son in the unlocked mode. It's jarring at times when you are going up the side of a building and the frame rate is really smooth then when you reach the top of the building and can see more, the framerate takes a noticeable hit. You aren't going to notice a 2-3 fps drop, but you will definitely notice a 15 or more fps swing.
Both IGN and Digital Foundry said the same thing that performance mode is unstable so the frames jump between 40 - 60 during battle sequences. This can be very distracting, so for most it would be better to play at 4K with an almost constant 30FPS.
Ive seen a vouple of reviews who says otherwise. But i guess its up to the player :)
I'm sort of with Digital Foundry on this one, if it was mostly over 50fps when in performance mode it might be worth it but since it is frequently only 10-15fps higher than the "4K" mode, I'd opt for a consistent framerate.
Let's be honest the base ps4 is still an incredible beast.
nobody denies that.
Ill be the judge of that. I think id rather play at cb 4k with a mostly locked 30 fps than a lower res with fps being between 40-50 and the occasional 60 in quieter moments. I mean, da f did i buy a 4k tv and a ps4pro if i wasnt going to take advantage of it
The odd frame rate dips hardly annoy me. I’m sure it’ll be fine. I also rather most of my 3rd person games run at a more cinematic 30fps. FPS games are great at 60fps but I find it can make a videogame look too gamey at times. 30fps is a perfect cinematic like experience. I grew up playing games like stalker lol. A few frame rate dips aren’t going to ruin it for me, ever.
I'm sure any performance issues will be patched.
It looks like they've continued to revise this article. Looks like they also changed the title. I posted some choice quotes from it elsewhere on N4G yesterday. They originally called the 4K mode "disappointing" despite analyzing it only on a 1080p display. I'm not kidding. Look at the update if if you don't believe me: "Update: We’ve edited the article to include our reviewer’s experience playing God of War on a 4K television in both Performance and Resolution modes." Clowns.
Jesus what hacks!
That's Polygon for you.
I'm sure a patch is already in the works and will be released on day one.
Framerate > Resolution. Every time. Though, it has to be consistent as well, if not locked.
Wrong wrong and wrong. Unstable fps and frame pacing is horrible. In the case with God of War 4. The best experience for Pro users is Resolution mode in a more or less stable 30 fps. If PS4Pro supported VRR and FreeSync like Xbox One X. Then performance mode would be great as the refresh rate of the display would match the fps. That’s however not the case. And on a 60+Hz display a unstable fps gives a really bad gameplay experience.
I'm going with Performance Mode myself! Hell who am I kidding, I'll do both in different play throughs!