Sony's got the console and it's got the games, but some critical missteps keep it from being the smooth operator it truly deserves to be.
Mandatory installs suck. Fact.
I guess if you forgot how to use the input button on the remote, they would.
definitely not a fanboy article at all.....
Sorry but I guess I am just more patient then everyone else. I don't really see it being that big a problem. I just go and do something else while the game installs or if I have to download a patch. The game isn't going anywhere and neither am I. People always talk as if it is the most frustrating thing in the world but it really isn't that bad at all. A little patience is all that is needed. But what am I talking about in a gen that can't even stand being off Facebook for a day if it breaks down much less thirty minutes not playing a game.
I know what you mean. Some people complain because a web page takes more than 20 seconds to load.
PC gamers have dealt with this for years. Our equipment has been leagues better for more than a decade and yet this is not a problem for us because of the inherit benefits. People need to stop complaining about this.
"And once I've got that hatred in my heart, it doesn't switch off just because the installs finish." "I should enjoy a game like Starhawk despite its flaws, but I guarantee all those flaws annoyed me more because of the hoops Starhawk made me jump through just to get in the door." Then you need to grow up a significant amount. Just go do something else while the game installs. I thought we were over this mandatory install BS. I'm betting the author has never played on PC. This whole article seems like a veiled excuse to criticise a PS3 exclusive. "You also didn't have to install anything to play Rage, Bioshock, or Batman: Arkham City on the 360. Jump in and start kicking ass while the Sony fans clip their toenails or something." Or usually, I roll a ciggy, smoke it, construct a sandwich and bam! Install done. And why do these people insist on exaggerating the timescale. It takes ten minutes max. He starts complaining about hard drive space as well. I stopped reading by that point.
The installs don't bother me, but one thing I have particularly disliked is the patches that you have to download afterwards. There's just something rage-inducing about having a game install and just as you're getting ready to play, you get hit by a patch that could take up to half an hour to download/install. I wish Sony would let users download patches for games even if they don't already own them. Meaning, let me just download all of Starhawk's patches right now so that when I do get the game, I won't have to wait for those to finish. Or at least find a way to give the user an accurate picture of the install+patch time... so I know if I should go grab a snack, or go watch a TV show. I'm not sure if this complaint is PS3-specific though, I'd figure the 360 has a similar problem with big Day-1 patches?
I understand how some may feel differently but mandatory installs and updates don't bother me at all. I always assume they will only make my gaing experience better. Just use that time on another activity like cleaning your house up...I know some of you need to.
it is funny that he would devote such a lengthy article to such minutia. he probably spent a good few hours on it. here is an idea. every time you have a mandatory install, spend that time writing a long, pointless, meandering rant about how it ruins the entire console experience and makes the PS3 inexorably inferior to the oh so perfect xbox360. then, everyone wins
It sucks to be so sensitive at installations and upgrades ... It' s never been a real problem to me, my free time is gold, but the installations have never taken much to really annoy me especially because you already know of it even before the game comes out.
Sad the life must be of a person who let's a simple install have any kind of impact on their emotional state. Stop lights, commercials, any kind of line, and trips anywhere must drive them absolutely nuts.
"any kind of line" Maybe the reason for his impatience is because he has been doing lines.
I don't understand why you wouldn't want to install your games. The first thing I do when I buy a game on the 360 is dump it on the hdd. Complainers gonna complain.
A nothing opinion piece form a nothing website, and people had to approve this to get it posted?! N4G you have fallen so far from the site you where.
"I enjoyed flying a starhawk until I realized you're super-glued to an unforgiving 2D plane, even in outer space, so forget pulling a loop to chase enemy aircraft. The instructions say you've got to simultaneously use the right thumbstick and the X button to pull evasive maneuvers. I wouldn't know, because I don't have enough thumbs to do that without taking my left hand entirely off the controller." Wow. It's actually left stick + X to pull off maneuvers with the default settings not right stick + X. If you want complete control you can get it by going to settings and selecting classic arcade flight mode. This guy doesn't even know what he's talking about. I hope I run into him in the skies because he'll be an easy kill. lol
I wonder if he stares at the mailbox angrily until a letter arrives...
Bitmob have got to be one of the worst journalists around.
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