EMOTES OF LIGHT
There’s a little more personality to your AI squadmates these days, with an almost constant level of chatter thanks to randomly chosen soundbites – about how they’re looking forward to going home for dinner or to see a loved one – that occasionally make for some fine non sequiturs. You can now chip in too, with a sprawling menu of emotes, shouts and even songs activated using the D-pad or, more efficiently, through a radial menu controlled by the Dual Shock 4 touchpad, meaning you’re never more than a quick swipe away from the massed chant of “E-D-F! E-D-F!” that is this series’ heart-thumping trademark. All told it’s a cheery, relentlessly positive way of facing down the possible end of the human race.