Back in the early days of disc-based gaming, companies weren't afraid of sticking a "Now Loading" screen in your face every two minutes. Now, companies employ stupid tricks to avoid them. Here's the worst ones.
" This occasional, yet unbearable wait became even worse if you were trying to escape an enemy-filled room rather than just running about in a fit of exploration. " well, you shouldnt play like a noob and kill all the space pirates betch XD
It's probably better than just having a black screen that has "Now Loading......." on there. unless it was like DBZ where you play around lol.
Motorstorm is far worse than Mass Effect for loading times. PS3 and PS2 games have the worst loading times.
Rachet and clank Future has virtually no loading time in the levels, and very short loading between levels.
at least on Mass Effect, you get info. from a newsfeed. usually commenting on something you just did. or if you have the right companions you get to listen to them speak. try the krogan and the turian. kinda funny but very informative. At least they tried something. And the doors in Resident evil. do add to the the feel of it. Yeah it sucks when your running from zombies, cause you have no bullets. and it takes a while to load. but a old door with that creaking sound, is more immersive than a black screen. besides the game has "you... the master of lock picking...can do it..." in the dialogue. so, it justs add to the bmovie/zombie feel. Like in Evil Dead. yeah you seen the wire and the zipper. but you still enjoy the movie... I have a feeling reviewers and gamers are expecting perfection on each game. regardless of technical limitations. Everyone is spoiled with technology. Sh!t I still remember playing joust and pacman. and people complain about AC and the repetitive ness. but that is a different tangent.
I love the leading screen for The Darkness. It was fantastic but did get old near the end of the game when you've gone through most of the scenes. But even still I loved it.
best loading screen ever: fifa08. i loved being able to just shoot fool around while the game loaded. sometimes i would keep playing the practice... and forget i was going to play a game
I'd rather have something covering up the screen than a lame "now loading" message flashing at me.
The Castlevania 1 is blatant for no other reason than the fact it cays CD, encompassed inside of a circle on the upper part of the ceiling. Not because there isn't nothing happening in the rooms. Alot of rooms in Castlevania had nothing going on in them... Were we to think those were load rooms? No... The CD gave it away, SMACKS!
assissins creed one.
Terrible article and list. These are all cool and innovative loadings and way way better than classic "Loading now" screens. So they prefer standing still and staring at a blank page rather than having interactive Altair in AC? And WTF!? Vs screen in fighting games? Vs screens are one of the most classic elements of fighting games from arcade days. I honestly think all the selected games have the best loading covers rather than the worst.
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