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User Info: Mrpirate400

Mrpirate400
2 months ago#1
So I playing Valkyria Chronicles and when I press the home button the background keeps playing. The problem is that sometimes I’m in the middle of a scene or a talking scene and I need to suspend or pause the game. On the PS4 when I press the home button it suspends the game and nothing is heard as it takes you to the main menu. With the ps3 I pressed the home button while a scene was going on and it still kept playing. Is there anyway to pause it? Would updating my system work? Like was it a feature that was implemented in the last couple of years. I haven’t updated since late 2014.

User Info: ephman97

ephman97
2 months ago#2
TC, some games permit pausing via the Home button and others (like most multiplayer games) do not. Updating your system will not change things - that feature is either included or not.

You may also want to try the start or select buttons, because sometimes those buttons function as a pause or menu button.

Good luck!
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User Info: rafamaximo

rafamaximo
2 months ago#3
PS4 does that by default, indeed. I use that a lot when I need to stop during a cutscene or something like that. Anyway, what I do to PS3 sometimes is... instead of pressing home button to bring XMB, I hold it to bring that black screen with options to turn off PS3 / controller or exit game.

That usually works.
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User Info: wvnative03

wvnative03
1 month ago#4
Some games will, some won't. Just like PS4.
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User Info: Drethrake

Drethrake
1 month ago#5
Not all of them. But they will for some. I don't know about all of the "Always Online" games. But I know for Destiny the stuff continues regardless of pressing the PS Button or not.

But for many single player offline games, I noticed if I couldn't pause a cutscene, it'd freeze it if you pressed the PS Button. I can't remember exactly which ones...

Slightly Off Topic: Games that genuinely PAUSE the game still when you press Pause will always be my favourite types of games #IAlwaysGetCalledAwayEvery20MinutesToDoThingsNoRaidsForMe

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Oh! I played Valkyria Chronicles. Have you tried Pressing Start? It should pause the cutscene...
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User Info: Mrpirate400

Mrpirate400
1 month ago#6
Drethrake posted...


Oh! I played Valkyria Chronicles. Have you tried Pressing Start? It should pause the cutscene...


Yeah I did, but it just skips the scenes.

User Info: Drethrake

Drethrake
1 month ago#7
Mrpirate400 posted...
Drethrake posted...


Oh! I played Valkyria Chronicles. Have you tried Pressing Start? It should pause the cutscene...


Yeah I did, but it just skips the scenes.


Hmm... it's been a while since I played. But there should be a type of "Press X to continue" type of cutscene that's all Comic/Manga Panel-Esque. If I'm not totally remembering this wrong (And I really could be. This was like... 5 years ago? Probably more) then so long as you don't Press X to continue that conversation cutscene, then it won't continue...

... Hold on let me double check my stuff...

- Tic. Tic... Tic.... Brrrrriiiiinnnngggg! -

Jeez, I was way off. No pausing. But apparently the cutscene can be viewed anytime you wish. THAT was the comic panel thing I was thinking of. You missed something? No problem. Scroll back a page and click that cutscene again. It shouldn't make you fight the battle again unless you press the Battle Stage Panel.
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User Info: cliq215

cliq215
4 weeks ago#8
The original Ratchet and Clank trilogy does pause when you press the ps button, but you still cant do anything on the XMB.... Idk about deadlocked though....

User Info: deprofundis442

deprofundis442
3 weeks ago#9
I hope I'm not remembering wrong, but when they did not add pause to MGS HD collection, I recall being upset that home button did not suspend cutscenes. I'm forever haunted by teenage me being called for dinner just as I'm about to crash into Manhattan.
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User Info: EvilResident

EvilResident
1 week ago#10
rafamaximo posted...
PS4 does that by default, indeed. I use that a lot when I need to stop during a cutscene or something like that. Anyway, what I do to PS3 sometimes is... instead of pressing home button to bring XMB, I hold it to bring that black screen with options to turn off PS3 / controller or exit game.

That usually works.
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