Top positive review
Brilliant graphics and game play but painfully slow game downloading
25 December 2017
Once you get games loaded this is a superb console. Graphics are stunning with very fluid motion and little pixilation. Obviously it depends on the game but there are plenty of great games and all the ones I've tried have been superb graphically, I use the 4k option and it is a worthwhile feature. Sound is excellent too. Set up is very straightforward and simple and the various controls are pretty intuitive. The controllers are easy to use and once you get the feel for them they work superbly, although as with most game controllers you need to get comfortable with them.
So far so good however there is a rather big criticism I have of this console. If you have a disc you'd expect games to load from the disc but you'd be wrong. You have to install and it includes downloading updates that can be as big as the game itself. Try downloading a 22GB game via a normal internet connection and see how long it takes.....And if you try and speed things up by disconnecting from the net you run into other problems and get ordered to go on-line. Why can't they just allow a disc play option?
Despite my criticism of the game download process and rather pointless idea of selling discs if it ends up taking as long to load them as if you just buy the download (i.e. a long time) I do love this console. Some terrific games, wonderful graphics and first class entertainment. Good value for money too although games can be pricey if you buy the latest titles, although certain shops sell older games s/h at very reasonable prices which slashes the cost.