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Microsoft Confirms Downloaded Halo 3 May Load More Slowly, Won't Hurt Gameplay

Kotaku writes: "A day after making Halo 3 available to Xbox 360 owners as a downloadable game, Microsoft let Kotaku know that while loading times may be impacted in this version, gameplay should run as well as it always did."

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cain1412865d ago

I'm going to stick with ODST. I want to have my Reach beta access.

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elicymet2865d ago

A little bit of a slap in the face; "Oh btw, it may be significantly worse!"

Ziriux2865d ago

Halo 3 sucks years later still.

A HiFi2865d ago

No way...Halo is still great.

Ziriux2865d ago

At the time it came out it should have been a much more quality game in regards to storyline and graphics.

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wicko2865d ago

Didn't it already have pretty long load times? I imagine that's a non-issue on the new engine.

Lich1202864d ago

The reason for the longer load times is the same reason Bungie advised against installing the game to the hard drive. Loading maps from the hard drive into their level cache and then to memory takes longer than loading straight off the disk.

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Carnage12902865d ago

@Ziriux, please, Halo 3 is one of the most well-balanced shooters out there. I was playing some last night and for the past few weeks and the multiplayer still holds up perfectly. And it actually works and isn't riddled with horrible glitches and bugs (hello, MW2). Taking a little longer to load is not a big deal at all.

Ziriux2865d ago

Yea I guess you make a great point. Although stacking it up against Modern Warfare 2 is huge, but it out sold Halo 3, which means nothing, but I think that the first Modern Warfare 1 easily beats Halo 3 in every aspect.

A HiFi2865d ago

Nah, I still think Halo outstrips Modern Warfare. MW2, on the other hand, nails what makes Halo so addictive.

Xeall2865d ago

Im not a fan of Halo 3 at all. Thought it was a recycled game that hadnt expanded on the ideas brought through in Combat Evolved. ODST was a great move to make the game fresh again.

But on the topic of the slow loading times, isnt half the point of putting games on your harddrive that the game should run faster? Such an odd problem. For those that are fans and forked out the money rather than buying a second hand disc for far less than the download price, i hope they do fix it. Even if I don't like it, the people that do deserve better.

wicko2865d ago

Well, part of the reason is that some games deliberately put data on certain areas of the DVD to decrease load times, but when it is installed on a harddrive, it no longer matters. It sucks but I mean it's nice to not need a disc to play.

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Ziriux2865d ago

No one cares Shalo 3 isn't a good game.

cry from the sky2865d ago

got kicked in the open zone with the crazies!

cb8102865d ago

Halo3 is still one of the best games on Live

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