Coming out in September, Resistance 3 will need an install in order to play, with the HDD space used far outstripping the space demanded by Resistance 2.
Definitely time for me to upgrade before the crazy Christmas games rush. Any suggestions? (UK prices)
Go with Western Digital. I don't know if you have access to Newegg in the UK, so you might have to do some searching, but WD will give you the best hard drive for your money.
Can't wait for Resistance 3. Moving on, from the improved visuals and animations I have seen in the last two months in the Beta I'm not surprised the latest installment requires a larger HDD install.
have the visuals improved noticeably over the life of the beta?...i just downloaded the public beta last night, which is version 2.05 I believe...and was wondering how much the build has changed... Its definitely a significant step up over Resistance 2...but I still see lighting issues that have plagued the franchise imo since fall of man... on the other hand though...the recent single player trailers look incredible...and this isn't something that hurt the game for me, just things i noticed...i'll probably be picking it up eithe r way, played the hell out of the first 2...
You read my mind. I have a 500 GB Western Digital HDD myself.
Current Resistance 3 build looks miles better than Resistance 2 and the early Resistance 3 demo, even for a multiplayer Beta.
Why are mandatory install sizes news? This is perfectly normal for PS3. When I had X360 I use to install all games on HDD (couldn't stand the noise).
i know this is tad off topic but im seriously looking forward to resistance 3 after playing the beta , honestly its probably the best beta i've been in this year much better than KZ3 , the only thing its missing from being a flawless MP is veichals and ugc
Scan are good too and either way the below link should give you an idea of prices then use Google! :D http://www.scan.co.uk/shop/... Edit: Be careful of course as not all 2.5" drives are equal you'll need a drive no higher than 9.5mm, some go up to 15mm. Also you may catch a good HDD deal here plus some great Game deals at the moment (for example GT5 for £13.91 at Asda) http://www.hotukdeals.com/
Get the biggest drive you can. The bigger drives use newer tech and usually use less energy, less energy = less heat, less heat = longer life. But check the specs, most 1gb dives are too thick so 750gb may be the biggest you can go depending on which manufacturer you choose.
I think you can look it up yourself, bub.
This game would be worth any amount of hdd space - speaking from experience.
End and when can we expect to see reviews for this sure to be masterpiece!?
Well??? What's your experience?
Sev is an insider with Sony in some way. He has posted stuff on here that has come true on countless occasions. If he says something is, well, you can bank on it.
Can't wait. I'm going to grab this, but play 1&2 again before playing 3. Hell, I may JustinTV it.
I've been playing Resistance 2, Forgot how good it was (One is still the best imo)
I've been replaying R1, but when I tried to replay R2, I just got too bored and stopped playing! I don't know how they went so wrong with the single player in that game. I spent many hours with the coop though!
At least I won't have to wait too long installing this until I can play the game. Much better than some of the games I've got. Although those 5-7 minutes will seem longer lol, one of my most wanted games this year, really looking forward to it.
Hah, that's really the only thing that gets me about it. I don't care about the space, just that dammit, I waited so long and once I open that package I wanna be done waiting!
Yeah, it's especially annoying when you buy a game that's been on the market for quite a while and you have to install the game, plus download and install the updates. I don't know about making a cup of tea or a sandwich while I'm waiting, I could probably have made a roast dinner waiting to play some of the games I've bought in the past. I'm not sure which game it was, I think it was Heavy Rain, but I had to install it and then when the game run I had to wait for another install for some reason. It was quite bizarre.
I cannot wait to play this. It's just soo Damn good. Reviews should be in really soon!
Mines too! Resistance 1 and MGS4 where the first games I got for my PS3 so R1 will always have a special place, R2 was the first online game I played(Yea I started playing online a little late) so the series will always be one of the most memorable ones for me, I hope R3 lives up to my expectations.
Yeah, resistance was the standard that got me into the fps genre! I really can not wait to have this game. Resistance fom had an amazing story and a very rich universe. And online was awesome. I'm glad R3 has classic hardcore mode, which brings resistance 3 back to the glory days of Fall of Man multiplayer!
Dumb article. Strongly suggest we upgrade our HDDs now because R3 requires 1.5GB of space? Um...Ok.
LOL! I had to scratch my head on that one...
Yeah ditto...=:p bubbs up.
I don't care how large it is. I've been waiting for this game obsessively for 2 and a half years
Not a problem can't wait for this awesome game :)
Apparently from the disagrees, you can wait.
I had a 20 GB for the longest time. Haha. It was the only one I could get at launch. It made me sad... :/
I still have 76 gb left on my slim ps3 so 1.5 gb isn't too bad.I'm not upgrading my hdd until I get down to the wire.
Or just delete things like old Game data or demos you haven't played in years. I don't know why people talk like there's an absolute eventual limit like this. Haven't played GTAIV in a long while? Delete game data, 5GB free, done. (an example, don't know if GTAIV is specifically a 5GB install)
I've had my 40GB since 2008 and it's not too big of a problem deleting games I haven't played in ages to free up some space. I would prefer not having to do this but it's not worth £50 to me. 40GB allows about 4 or 5 big games, a few demos and lots of games with no install which is fine for me... until games like Rage come along and spoil the party!
Played the beta last night man its a visual step down from R2. Its a blurry mess, low resoultion, no textures, bad frame rate. When you run the camera jerks foward. Im dissapointed was looking foward for this game. But after playing the beta, im going to pass.
First of all, you must have played a different beta because it is no where as bad as you make it sound. What do you mean the camera lurchs forward when you run? Secondly, I don't understand how you can judge a game on MP alone when that is only one part of the game and lastly so far reviews of the game have been way above average and I have seen no mention of the MP being a problem. I think you are not only being hasty based on a beta but over exaggerating as well
the resolution takes a hit in multiplayer not that big a deal. but in terms of atmosphere and art design resistance is a top tier franchise the first game still builds atmosphere that puts crap like MW etc to shame.
Insomniac: it only does subhd games! Guess patching a aging old game engine won't let them fly a lot further. Playing the beta after spending some time with KZ3 and Uncharted really hurt my eyes. Ratchet and Clank games are subhd running at 60fps, and R3 framerate is such a mess. All I can see in the beta is the improved direct/indirect (baked) lighting, the rest is the same old Insomniac's stuff.
The game is 720p when the game releases insomniac said. When I played the beta it did not look sub-hd and evne if it was Insomniac did a great job in making it look Hd. @eridc3301 If you actually played the beta then you would know that it is not blurry at all.
Do you know what a beta is for?
Rathcet & Clank games are not sub-HD. I haven't played the beta of R3 myself, but after listening to what many think, I'm not inclined to take your word on it. OT: I wonder why a 1.5GB install size makes headlines.
Well said carreirabr r3 looks like a ps2 game, one would have to be a fool to spend $60 on that blurry mess, when we have bf3 and uc3 around the corner.
So YOU'RE one of the strange people who agreed with him!
That's not bad at all for a PS3 install.
It's peanuts compared to games in the Assassin's Creed, Bioshock and Yakuza series. Even XBox 360 games-on-demand average around 5-6GB. I have six of them. I guess after DCUO, it takes a lot to scare me.
Thats not that much at all.
I wonder how much skyrim will take
R3 looks amazing it really does, the train yard team deathmatch level was detail crazy and ran smoothly I'm very very impressed, compare that size level to crysis 2 ones lmao huge difference between the 2, if reviews can't see this as being better looking than C2 they are clear biased
I have this on my Gamefly list along with Warhammer 40k and Dead Island. Damn, is there a reason why all these games are coming out on the same damn day?
Because publishers are assholes!!
still using the 40g ps3, lasted over 2 years.lol
Funny how killzone 2 was only a 52mb install & killzone 3 was only a 5mb install but resistance 3 is a 1.5gb install which is ridiculous because there's no way resistance 3 is as much attention to detailed & as much physics calculations going on at once on screen as killzone 2 let alone killzone 3!
As far as physics calculation going on KZ2 beats KZ3 it was a step down.The reason for this is just the engine really its not near the level of Killzones engine.
I don't know why people keep saying this.
Well its the truth.KZ2 had more physic to calculate then KZ3.Im not talking graphics here just physics,The higher player count was a large part of it.
oh no i only have 130gb of free space left. The hdd upgrade ability alone is one of the big plus ps3 over 360 imo, i had to spend way to much damn money on upgrading my 360 hdd On a side note i wish more games with come up with an idea like R3 for something to look at while the install is happening!
Guys I think some of you don't understand... Just delete the game data if you're out of storage. Your saves and trophies won't disappear after that, unless you delete them seperately. And if you want to play the game again sometime, just install it back. Problem solved without any additional HDDs. Best wishes, your 20GB PS3 user.
Well you can't delete trophies trust me I got a few I would love to.
I love Resistance. I never got the opportunity to play 1, other than a demo, but I loved 2 and I love the beta for 3. I cannot wait to get this and play the single player campaign. The multi-player seems like it will be a blast too.
I just hope the install is good as Yakuza 4 the best install i done so far.
That was strange in the small thumbnail pic he looked like actor Judd Hirsch.
1.5GB? - pfft, I've downloaded demo's larger than that!
I recently upgraded my PS3's HDD to 500GB...After installing all of my games, PSN purchases, themes, pictures, music, movies, etc...I still have over 350GB to work with. BRING. IT. ON.
Super! Even smoother gameplay, short loading, better visuals etc. etc. Where's the downside? ;)
If you want to see how advanced bluray is for gaming imagine if sony would have shipped ps3s like they did ps2s without harddrives? If no installs were possible without an addon. What would the games look and playlike straight out of the box on the bluray drive. This is an honest question. No trolling inteded here.
Like Uncharted... installs are literally only to help with loading and a cache... I think MGS4 is the only PS3 game that actually uses the hard drive to help a game mechanic (instant texture loading on octocamo), Blu-ray is just a storage medium.
Jazz if they had no HDD they would of probably just used a faster BD drive.But that would of been more expensive then adding a HDD. Although to answer your question,I think many would be about the same with slightly longer load times.Some would have longer loading times do to laziness but that can't be helped.