With the release of Lost Planet 2 coming next week, gamers who will be purchasing the PlayStation 3 version will be required to do a mandatory installation.
Don't know if this is a bad news or good news? Well i guess if loading times will be faster it's GOOD NEWS can't wait to get Lost Planet 2.
I thought we were past stuff like this being news... Game installs are newsworthy... You'd think with the site being down as long as it was there would be better stuff to read about... Off to the forums then...
there's always going to be posts for that genre... even if a game that gets terrible reviews has a install.
I have long grown tired of capcom and their mandatory installs for their weak games
No installs and poor performance, or a required install for slightly on par performance? Of course the correct answer is an option install for above par performance, but obviously the team behind LP2 wasn't up to that.
i grow tired of it too. just give me the option. i could see most of the time i would install, but being given the option would feel better.
I'll have to pass on LP2. LB2 However... ah ah ah
its a problem with me just like Scamcom i dont have SSF4 but does that lets you install the game too? This is really pathetic though they been making games for PS3 this long and still installs so yeah every game Scamcom makes is probably a port from 360.
An average game with an iffy Ps3 version with a Ps3 install? Unheard of! lol
if it makes the loading times faster im happy :) underrated game, dont really care for the reviews.
Not surprised. A lot of Capcom games on the PS3 have a mandatory 5GB install: Lost Planet 1, Devil May Cry 4, Resident Evil 5. Capcom should definitely fix this.
Yep, it's been a trend =/
It seems that every game release by Scamcom on the PS3 have a 5GB mandatory install.
Lol at Scamcom. But, I like CrapCom more. :D
So far, SSFIV is the only Capcom PS3 game without a mandatory installation and very good loading times that are apparently faster than the 360 version. It was one hell of an improvement over SFIV. Why cant they do the same with all their other games? -_-
Aside for a possible load time increase, I think it's bad.. especially if you have a LOT of installed games..
On a slightly unrelated note Im so surprised this game flopped. Bad scores almost across the board. However, its further proof that very few Japanese developers have accustomed to new, smarter design. Capcom has been a culprit of old (and dumb) design philosophies and I hope Dead Rising 2 will benefit from being in the hands of a Canadian developer, since that game has a lot of potential.
I wonder what Capcom title won't have this.
Hopefully Dead Rising 2 on the PS3 will not have this..
lol at this stage Mandatory Install for ps3 shouldn't be news
There really shouldnt be news on this, who the hell cares?
i install games that dont mandi it if i have the choice. I mean if your worried about space any game you Dl'd can be redownloaded. but i dont speak fo reveyrone just myself. So if you have problems with this then you do.
There is a problem. If all games have a 5GB mandatory install, it will fill up the space quickly. Not everyone are knowledgeable in changing hard drives.
Lost Planet 2 is a lost cause. Crapcom should really scrap everything they are doing and go back to the drawing board to prepare for next gen.
That's why you get the 360 version instead. Those installs take away so much space from your HDD space and if you don't have enough...you can't play. That's why the PS3 architecture sucks. I enjoy playing my PS3, but that is a feature I cannot stand. I also hate syncronizing trophies every time I load BFBC2 or clicking a friends profile. GTA4 on PS3 was the same way. You couldnt play the game w/o the install. I had to delete files in order to play.
I won't be playing this mediocre game from Crapcom anyways. lol, 6/10
the first Lost Planet was that good of a game its was all hype simply because it was 360 exclusive i guess Capcom fall for fanboy hype train and they gonna pay for it
Wasn't this title to used the new engine 2.0 from Capcom??? Look like 1.5 or less to me... almost 5.0GB install at this time is unacceptable to be honest.
I have sufficient HDD space so it doesn't affect me either way, and yes I'll still play it
I don't mind since my hard drive is 500GB. Why is it that all Capcom PS3 games have mandatory installs? Capcom needs to step their PS3 development skills up. On another note...I am loving the new and improved site...everything is faster, cleaner, and more mobile friendly. Great job N4G!!!!!
if this game didnt have split screen i wouldnt even be buying it
If the 360 hadda have mandatory installs in order to run a game at the same speed as PS3 does without the install, it would be news worthy EVERYTIME it happened, you guys would be going on about how inferior to the PS3 the 360 is, and the power of the cell, and how it only does everything better than 360. LOL!
Oh shut up. Bu bu bu bu teh other fanboys would. Get a grip.
Am I the only one who thinks installs can be a great thing? I wish Killzone 2 had at least an optional install so we didn't get those weird and abrput loading pauses. It looks so gorgeous otherwise, and a simple install would have probably fixed this issue to make it run seamlessly. Instead, the complete absence of an install option was celebrated as a great technical breakthrough or something. In the case of Lost Planet 2, I would need to see if it reduced loading times compared to the other version. If so, what's the problem?
WHY?!? WHY?!? I thought this ps3 install fad was over?!? Lazy f**kers. F**k you Capcom and you can add this game to the list of shit games you've released this year.
I mean this gen :)
No one cares about installs anymore, we did it for years on pc's. On a side note I got to play it and i am not impressed its force feeding multiplayer onto the single player game. I wish developers or most probably marketing would calm down on this whole multiplayer thing. I really believe the majority of gamers would prefer a good single player game. I may be wrong but hope I am not cause we vote with our money
we swapped disks for years on PS2 and Xbox 1 but that does not stop you guys from proclaiming the 360 is last gen technology because of it. I would rather take 3 seconds to swap a disk than lord knows how long to install a disk to the HDD. However they both sound pretty last gen to me.
But if it makes the game run better does it really matter? I've never been against installs and if you really want the space back just delete the install after you've finished playing.. I do it on the PS3 and on the 360 I install every game as well.. I don't see this as a negative any more than having to swap a disc.
as long as they improve the overall experience...but if even with an installation the game still performs poorly then that IS a shame...
I hate mandatory installs. My harddrive is already pretty full of demos and videos and stuff and I don't like having to erase stuff that I occassionally go back to. It's a hassle. Off topic I just wanted to say that the new N4G is nice. I am also really happy that I can use it with my PS3's browser and actually post comments, agree/disagree, and not have to worry about constantly being signed out. Good job, staff.
less work for the the blu ray reader and less heat
Yes, definitely. I'd rather replace a HDD than a Blu-ray disc drive.
Apparently it's a poor game, MP was not bad in the first demo, but the second was crap to put it frankly and yes i did enjoy the first, it was a good 7.8/10 game. But it really wasn't any better then that. Installs are fine, they speed up gaming and also save blu-ray, but i don't think this is going to be worth the dosh.
Nothing wrong with "Mandatory Installs"... All PS3 has HDD... Install... Play... Win... Platinum... Delete (if you want free space)
Or install a new HDD, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB etc.
I don't care either way. I have 320GB's of space so bring it on. If I ever play it that is. Doesn't seem all that great because of the stupid Campiagn AI and not to mention the multiplayer which is a complete waste.
Exactly! Trolls can't seem to make up their mind. First they say, no install means long load times (thus "inferior" PS3 game), and then when there IS an install (be it optional or mandatory), they still say "inferior". How pathetic.
Some people take this like a problem or something like that. Is better install that not to install.
Bayonneta was borderline unplayable prior to sony fixing sega/platinum games piss poor porting job. Orange skittles hates the ps3's architecture, for games having mandatory installs. I look at killzone 2, gow3, uncharted 1 and 2, mgs4, mag and both rachet and clanks, infamous and other exclusives that make alot of third party games look dated or substandard. I love the ps3's architecture that can be unleashed, when very talented developers including 1st, 2nd and rare 3rd parties are able to develop games explicitly for the ps3's strengths without having to make compromises due to the 360. I keep waiting for the 360 to start putting out exclusive games that utilize a engine that is solely designed to push the 360 games(not a unreal 3 engine game ms bought exclusivity to ala me/gears) to the same level the mid-newer ps3 exclusives are at. But bungie going multiplatform kinda shoots that idea in the head, since all thats left atm, is multiplatform developers and peter m(whatever) doing fable 3 at lionhead studios. And a hopefully soon to be put out to pasture old and over used unreal 3 engine. Is halo reach using a engine designed exclusively for the 360 or is it a multiplatform engine for ps3/pc/360?
i don't accept that these are even needed. God of war 3, Uncharted 2, Killzone 2 - All technically brilliant games, i see no mandatory install here!
You can add ff13 to the list of games that don't require a mandatory install, r&c a crack in time uses only 230+megs. Alot of first party/second and some third parties are proficient enough in programming the ps3 to not require an install to run the game. But your comparing near to/top quality first party studios and third party devs, to alot of average third party studios. You have to expect the exceptional players of the game to make average/rookie players look slow or sloopy. Most people have bare minimum 60 gig, if not 80 or 120 gig+ hdd on their ps3, either upgrade to a higher capacity drive, delete porn on the drive. Or stop being a idiot and clean out your drive, of all the old demos and game trailers of games you already own. And/or delete the game data of games you haven't played months and are too busy playing new games to go back to. Btw if you store videos of anime series/tv series, or every album known to man on your ps3, stop complaining about game requiring too much hdd space. Espically if half or more of your ps3 storage capacity, is used for non gaming purposes, either clean your drive frequently or buy a bigger drive. The game installs are not the problem, you using the ps3 drive space to store entire anime/tv series/album collections is the problem.
How is this news? i bought Il Sturmovik 2: Birds Of Prey today, it had a mandatory install, shall i write an article about it?
ssf4 wasnt mandatory...and i still installed it...runs smoother...and loads quicker
Is buying this anyway??
I understand that having a 5gb install can be a bit of a minor nuisance, but we are already aware of this. People complain about a game not having installs (Killzone 2) and then turn around and whine when you do. Its simply called a trade off. Each platform has its ups and downs. Lets not pretend that this is some brand new issue.
I cancled my pre-order after reading the reviews, as for installs nothing new there then with Capcom.
Pssh who cares. Are people seriously not going to buy a game because they have to wait 10 minutes to play it while they install it? People just love to complain. This shouldn't even be an issue.
who doesn't care about installs. Have 145GB left out of 500GB. Even if it improves load time from 6 seconds to 5 seconds, ill give up a few GBs. And about the waiting for install, grab a beer, or smoke a bowl. I do think it should be Optional though, For you ADD f|_|ckers out there, or those that didn't upgrade HDDs yet.
and the point being?? why can't people just buy a bigger hard drive (which is really cheap now a days) so that way you don't have to worry about if you have enough space to play the game. it's good to have games installed on hard drives due to faster loading times or eliminates loading times. it's either have the games load or less or no load at all!
Cry some more people. It's not like you have to $100 on a 120GB drive, you can get a 250GB drive for < $50. The only lazy f%ckers around here are the ones bitching about mandatory installs.
It is developed by CapCom what do you expect? They throw the same crap out game after game and hype it to death.
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