Is the Playstation 5 Worth It?

By Ryan Hassell

Back in November, I was lucky enough to secure a Playstation 5. The console is a vast improvement over its predecessor, and here are a few reasons why:

Loading Times

The loading times on the PS5 are almost instant. The Last of Us Remastered’s loading times on the PS5 compared to the PS4 are visibly faster. You don’t have to put down your controller during loading times. You’re constantly playing until you pause.

Graphical Capabilities

Just by looking at the trailers for new games set to be released for the PS5, you can immediately see a difference between generations. Demon’s Souls, a newly released game for the console, looks infinitely better than any game on the PS4.

Most first-party PS4 games also come with an improved PS5 version ready for download that improves loading times, graphics, and much more.

Controller

The new DualSense controller, in my opinion, is probably one of the best- feeling controllers ever made. The controller comes with the touch pad previously found on the Dualshock 4 for the PS4 along with a feature called, “Haptic Feedback.” This allows games to restrict movement on the controller’s triggers to make firing a bow or gun more realistic; an example would be making the right trigger feel like an actual gun trigger.

Interface

The only negative thing about the PS5 is the absence of themes. In the previous console, you could earn or purchase custom themes to display on the homepage of your console. Sadly this feature is absent from the PS5’s homepage. However, it may still be added in a future update release for the console.

Conclusion

The Playstation 5 is a vast improvement over its predecessor. However, it does still have it’s flaws. The loading times, graphics, and controller have been improved in a major way and the console is on its way to becoming a powerhouse.

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