Now some of you are already in fuck you mode and to you I say wait until you finish reading to curse me out. If you still decide to curse me out its okay because i just skim past those comments anyway.The PS4’s GUI was judged based as a stand alone device I did not compare it to any other device until I finished the first review.
THE PRO’S If you have internet it is super smooth running from game to PlayStation applications and vise versa. The high resolution quick load themes also run well allowing each section you open seem stylized and personalized to the app or game your using.
THE CON’S While beautiful the actual outline of the GUI is clunky and non-conventional witch isn’t a good mix. While reviewing it as a stand alone device I was annoyed that some of the basic functions that should be labeled or displayed up front or at least in a convenient sub-menu simply weren’t. It took me a while to figure out how to traverse through the interface to fully understand it and how too move through it smoothly.
While it is normal to struggle with a new GUI the time it took for me to get used to it was unnecessary for a game device. When I finally compared it to other devices it made the good things better and the bad things worse. Yes its still pretty and smooth. Yes compared to other devices the layout makes it stand out in a horrible way.
the good news is the slightest improvements can make the GUI 200 times better looking and traversable while retaining the PS4’s style and beauty.
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