Anyone familiar with the MGO Beta will know what a pain the title updates are. Well, rejoice, as the full retail version won't start without you downloading and installing version 1.01, which is now available when you start the Online mode.
What exactly are you talking about? This isn't the first time we've seen games launch with update requirements. In fact many games with online play period do the same. On the same note, I've never had an issue with GT5's update either. Fast and painless.
i found gt5p update very slow and very painfull. it took me about 5 attempts to update it, i kept getting error messages.
@1.1 Well, maybe your connection sucks
I must admit i hate installing updates, or games or any of that crap. I know the end result is worth it but its so long. The MGO beta update, lol, wow. About 4 hours it took me? The thing that hacks me off though is, for instance, i bought GT5P on bluray to save hard drive space (and also cos i wanted the best least compressed quality available as opposed to downloading from psn), but even when you buy the bluray disc, you still have to install part of the game which takes up like 2 gig or something. I mean what is the point i might aswell just download it from psn. I wish ps3 games were more like Uncharted, ZERO loadtimes, ZERO installs.
I'm backing bumnut on this one. I found it pretty annoying too. But it *only* took my 3 attempts... but still...
The beta update was a multitude of problems that's why it took 4 hours. The highest anticipated PS3 game of all time man, you saw what happened to Konami's website. What makes you think their update wouldn't have the same problem? Sure P2P was a good way to do things but even at that you can't rely on other people's connection's to be as say, good as yours? 4 hours, quite a bore, however that's the point of the beta is to get the kinks out for the final release. Get over it. The final release should not be a problem considering those who had the beta have their id's and everything they need besides this one update. Those who didn't do the beta still shouldn't have a problem because now Konami isn't being flooded.
Would be ??
The problem is that on the beta the updates took forever to download. If theyre quicker on the retail version then there is no problem. Not for me anyway.
are people just trying to find things to bring down the greatness that is MGS4. Oooo we cant say this in the Review. Oooo this game is great the fans will love it but its not going to bring new peeps to the game cause of its Story. OMG A 90 MIN CUT SEEN. Christ its MGS Of course there will be cut seens and if there 90 min long all the better =) Just stop the hate this is the game I and so many others have been waiting for since the end of MGS2. Go pick on a game that Deserves to be picked on like Hour of Victory or Lair. And yes I will be fine setting through a up date as if that was ever going to be a problem.
Obviously you weren't in the Beta. The updates were horrific. Yes, this one is slightly better, but it should have been already on the disk. No MGS4 hating here, get off your high horse.
I did play the Beta and loved it. The updates where not bad at all. No high horse here bub. I love MG and MGS and have been a fan since the old NES days. I'm just getting sick of hearing Peeps bashing it When a Game like GTA4 gets 10/10 from almost every gaming sight and is flawed and they bring up crap like this to bi%$h about thats all.
You actually liked the beta? Gameplay and updates were far too slow for my liking. Anyway I guess Kojima had to include MGO on the disc since the campaign is only 5-6 hours.
you beat the game in 5 to 6 hours? You should have a world record or something. \sarcasm
A) Gameplay 15 to 20 hours B) MGO is not a run and gun shooter so the pace is obviously slower C) I too didnt have problem with the updates but if its a matter of time just leave your ps3 up at night if you keep getting error messages then contact konami. i love how every other big game has been cut slack this generation but come mgs every little detail must be nagged about and if you dont remeber... A) Gears... Crap story(telling) and issues in multiplayer B) Halo... Short campaign, mediocre storytelling and development (i wonder why they didnt review the multiplayer separately like mgo... oh right then it would get 8 and 7s) C) Mass effect... lots of graphical issues D) SMB... Bad online play and repetitive gameplay E) Assasins creed... repetitive gameplay and graphics issues F) GTA... Graphics issues, repetitive gameplay and really awfull character development beyond Niko. etc etc...
Actually the 5-6 hours for gameplay is stated in the stratey guide and is a requirement for something just in case you think I am making it up you idiots. Get your facts straight.
Will believe you over reviewers.../sarcasm off Especially with troll comments like the one you made in the next post. If you mean speedrunning through the game then its possible to do it in under 5 hours just like you can speedrun most games in a third of their usual gamelength but without a strategy guide on the highest level difficulty i really doubt you can pull it off for the first 3 times through.
The update was to make way for Sony's in-game xmb features/home/trophies etc. etc. Not to mention that it was stated about the space on the Blu-Ray and it's packed full so much the audio had to be compressed lower than Kojima wanted. The downloads shouldn't be a problem for anyone now, lets just play the damn game!! PS What online game doesn't require an update out of the case? Hell, it took CoD4 almost 6 updates to get it working right, I'll be damned if you start blaming a game packed so tight into a CD before putting the blame on a horrible port which has much more potential left to fill.
Why do they need an update for a game that hasnt been released? why not include it on the disk, not that it's a bother to me because they downloads go pretty fast.
Idk, maybe because Kojima fill up the 50Gb on the Blu-ray, just MAYBE.
He filled it up with videos.
Videos? It's called a story line. The fact that you had to buy the player's guide is simply your choice yes, but for those of us who actually enjoy games, we'll love it. You say 5 - 6 hours, but how is that at all enjoying the game? I don't see it happening, you should have just saved your money and went back to CoD4 / Halo 3 since it's obviously where you prefer the, "faster online gameplay". This is stealth, it's meant to be thought-out, not simply run in, blow stuff up, die / rinse repeat.
i was in the beta...and honestly for a 2mb connection..it ain't that bad...infact it was quite fast when there's alot more people playing MGO at the time of downloading..kind of like the bittorrents...
You're right. The BitTorrent option was better. It DID take 7 hours in my case,, but I left the PS3 on overnight... so It shouldn't be that troublesome! What people should be worrying about is getting the Konami ID's if they don't have them already!! That was a nightmare! O.o
we will rejoice and you go play halo fu king g a y journalist or whatever.
no im being serious, the update was painful. the amount of times it canceled itself. i think i almost bust a nut when it actually finished. and im a massive MGS fan so im not just saying it. i hope the retail version is much better
The beta had two updates. One of them took me an hour and the other one took me less than 2 minutes. I'm failing to see what's the big deal.
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LOL, you can't be serious.Don't you have a PS3?
That must be some GOOD STUFF!!!!!
Zhuk my friend, no.
Zhuk im confused, i thought you loved your PS3?
a Home Burning experience maybe...
...*facepalm* MS sure has some really dumb cheerleaders...
I loved the beta, and both updates at the time weren't too bad. I didn't have to restart like some people had to, but it did take almost 9 hours for both downloads combined. . .but I can deal with it.
so is it true that MGO in mgs4 is only 1 level? i heard it was like a demo for the real deal which will come out later.
It comes with 5 maps with extras such as weapons character models and maps coming as dlc in the near future.
oh alright so theres not gonna be a standalone MGO game anymore? i think thats what i had heard a while back. good to hear.
This is a starter pack for something they have bigger plans for.
I just hope they plan to roll out content pretty fast and not just 1 map like 3 months from now. I played the beta like mad, but that was 3/5 of all MGO.. O well...MGS4 is GOD and this game single/multi is gunna ROCK my PS3's socks in 12 hours and counting!!!
Cant wait to get back online, missed the b3ta. Update wise, no problems here, both previous updates worked fine, first took a while but thats expected with the sheer volume of people trying to DL. PS... Fingers got his copy :) >> http://img206.imageshack.us... WooHoo!!! 3 more more hours of work! Gonna be red eyed tomorrow ;)
Now I can finally said: I HATE U! ^__^ I can't wait until tomorrow.
is this update the same update from the beta? If so then its already on my PS3 and I wont need to update.
I am sure the updates are different. Those updates were for the beta, one of them alone was to activate the "Snake Mode" and 3rd map.
so because something happened in the past its going to happen in the future? Looks like someone needs to take a logic course.
history does repeat itself
Man, the articles I read on here. Just about every game I have played online this generation requires an update. I agree with most the posters on here. It's amazing what you try to complain about. Of course its not a GOOD thing or something I wan't, but acting like MGS4 is the only game that does this is just rediculous and adds fuel to the fanboy war fire. Now if there are multiple hour long downloads or something, yeah, thats a problem that should be addressed. Isn't that what the beta is for? Don't you sign a NDA when you participate because the game is in its raw form and they don't want you to complain about stuff that probably won't be in the final game?
That's what I was about to mention, but these gamers are only in it for the fun factor. The vast majority of the players didn't submit any reports in the beta phase. It's a beta it will have issues and network problems. That's why user feedback and reports are critical to fix these issues. If you didn't submit a report or feedback then you know who to point the finger and blame for not doing so.
you xbox360 fans are just trying too hard it's pathetic.
i just hope they fixed it dramatically cause the beta kinda sucked. there was this one level that was HUUUGGGEEEE. i was literally running around for 3 minutes before i found anyone. and they run so painfully slow its not even funny. there was a ton of spawncamping. auto aim WTF?! but other than that it was an alright game. exept that it wasnt fun at all. your basically just walking around shooting people not having fun.
My GT5 Prologue update took less than 5 mins to download. You guys need to update your internet connections... Firmware updates are super fast. Game updates are super fast. PSN store downloads are super fast The PSN store is way super fast.
My PSN downloads have been flying lately. I don't know what happened.
I miss the screaming in MGO :)
Does MGO come with MGS4 ?? Can someone please tell me
Yes, it comes with MGS4. However Konami calls it is a "starter pack". We don't now yet what that means.
Yes, the "starter pack" which consists of 5 maps. Expect to see a whole heap of new maps, weapons and unlocks to be on the PSN shortly. Hopefully free.
There'll be plenty of updates yea, but maps and other content for free? I highly doubt it.
Kind of irrelevant to me. I know I won't even touch mgo until Ive played through the entire single player campaign at least once. There'll probably be another mgo update in the meanwhile anyway.
cry about it
for MGO ¡¡¡
and the updates certainly took a while to download, but i just, you know, read a book, checked my email, and if i was really good, fondled my fiance's boobies (if she wasn't playing WOW; damn Warcraft, she loves IT more than me. *sniff*) while i waited for it to finish. i swear, i wonder if some of you guy's lives revolve SOLELY around games, all the b*tching and moaning some of you do about installs, updates, etc. there IS a world outside and around you, with LOTS of nice distractions while you wait. hell, go for a WALK. go pick up some snacks or beer while you wait. while GTAIV was installing on my hard drive, i read the instruction booklet. the install was finished before i even got done with the instruction booklet. i should be getting MGS4 tonight (my roommate is the manager at Gamestop in our area, and he's snagging us our copies when he gets off of work). while it's installing, i'll do other stuff. easy as pie. since i play Metal Gear Solid for, you know, the STORY, the online component won't be getting touched by me for a WHILE. and for those complaining about the pacing of MGO: Metal Gear is NOT Halo. it never has been, and never will be. if there was an online game where methodical tactics and teamwork were vital, it's MGO. the most fun i had during the beta was when me and a few guys were working together, talking via headset, giving orders, watching each others back, and methodically tackling our opponents. i'm not even an online gamer, but that was AWESOME. no one was trying to be the "hero," and defeating everyone for himself. we worked together. and yes, the pace is very slow, but it wouldn't be Metal Gear if you had people just running around chaotically, blowing up each other with wanton abandon. that's FUN, don't get me wrong, but at least MGO is doing something different from the other bazillion games that have multi-player in them because it's expected these days. hey, i didn't get a spell check error for "bazillion." is that a real word?? really??
it's not that the update will be large but that everybody will probably be getting it around the sametime, it wouldn't surprise me if servers collapse....the GT5P update took me almost an hour to donwload and I have 100MB download....well, that's the price you have to play to paly the most awesome game of the year...I have no problem with that, I'll go through the orgamisc game manual while it updates!
About this since i'll be too busy trying to finish MGS4 epic storyline to worry about installing updates.
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