With Bloodborne launching in several hours, one of the things we noticed when playing the game is the long load times whenever a character respawns or upon starting the game.
I can see right now that many sites will B**ch about the loading times in their reviews. This game should not be judged on its loading times especially when the devs will look into improving it.
It's bad practice in my view to release a game if it's got issues. I hope that it doesn't have anything more serious than 40 second load times like frame dips or glitches. I don't like seeing games being released in a bad state like Ass Creed:Unity. Greatly dislike the franchise but the amount of detail that the level designers put into Paris is something to behold.
Unity looked stunning when it was patched and all but most reviewers didnt even mention the issues nor did they mention the framerate in DAInquisition when it was first released.
While I dont like completely broken games getting released because they know it can be patched later, in all fairness, if we only got games with no issues, we wouldnt have any games. All games have some issues. 100% of games are not perfect.
odd that they know about the long load times and plan to fix it but want to release it anyway. does that mean they didn't know about it until it was too late? that's not really fair to those who don't have their ps4's connected but i guess that's the way things are now.
"odd that they know about the long load times and plan to fix it but want to release it anyway" It would be silly to delay theg ame imo just because of an issue like that. Yeah long loading times for respawns, particularly in a game where you will die a lot is silly but to delay the whole game? That would fudge them up. Also, the reviews have made it clear that it isn't that bad an issue to affect the overall enjoyment of the game.
I agree this isn't a big deal. At the end of the day, I don't care what the review scores say. If the game is fun, it's worth the wait! This game was the only reason I initially decided to buy a ps4. I can't picture it not being awesome!
Im playing the game and the load times are bad but i can handle them,what i cant handle is the horrible FRAME-PACING problem that makes this game run sluggish,not smooth .....From needs to fix this problem fast!
Well they shouldn't go on rants about it but long load times are annoying.
It's getting 9s and 10s all over the board folks! We have a classic on our hands here.
Reviewers have to review games based on the experience they are going to have with the copy of the game that will be sent to them. If reviewers feel that Bloodborne's loading times are detrimental to the overall experience they have to address them in their reviews.
Exactly... Just because a game is great does not mean technical problems should just be ignored especially if they take away from the overall experience. Sadly this happens all the time and only every once and a while are technical problems actually acknowledged by reviewers.
It just sucks that companies trend more towards releasing games before they're ready. It affects day one gameplay and review scores, and sometimes games can't be properly fixed for longer than expected.
I hope sites don't take off anymore than half a point for the loading times. It shouldn't be a big game breaker or anything.
They shouldnt take any points off. They didnt take any points off for Unity nor did they take for Dragon Age Inquisition horrible frame rate at first on PC.
This IS a PS exclusive so you may never know. If a game like Ratchet & Clank got complaints for having too much variety in a review anything is possible unfortunately. What i don't want to see from reviews for this game is the constant comparison to Dark Souls and undercut Bloodborne when it is an entirely different game.
one review already took points off for the loading time: http://n4g.com/news/1696784...
I don't mind waiting in between deaths, I am a PlayStation gamer after all, I'm no stranger to waiting.
Just being honest. C'mon Sony, where is The Getaway 3? It's been 10 years now since you announced it... @Outside_ofthe_Box I'm not even trolling though.
Sure you are.
I'll never understand why people make accounts for the sole purpose of trolling. The console war is not that serious.
you're not even a gamer at all.
A month ago we had a AAA exclusive called The Order 1886 and a month later we get this masterpiece called Bloodborne. If anything PS4 owners are used to NOT waiting for AAA games. And soon we will get Ratchett and Clank plus Until Dawn. Gaming droughts are not an issue for PS4 owners.
That's good to know. Haven't heard of it being a game breaker just something that's annoying
Are they talking about the day 1 patch or is this another patch? They said day 1 patch would help with the loading times so maybe day 1 is a quick fix while patch 2 would be a much better solution to the problem. Yes 40 second load times is a problem, cant stand it in gta 5
Yeah it was annoying in GTA5 but the reviews never made it a big issue. The fear is that it may be a big factor if Bloodborne gets flac for it when other games like GTA5 did not. If it does than that would be a problem with the double standards in game reviews. If reviews mention it but don't make it a factor in their overall score than that would be ok. We'll see.
gta is different though it loads a hugh open world with thousands of cars/people on the screen, bloodborn is diff stop making excuse for the game already im sure it will get get reviews, you guys are pathetic.
@krypt1983 Im sorry, I thought the topic was how long it took to load, not how big the world is it was loading.
i've been watching streams all week - i've not seen a loading screen longer than 10 seconds. seriously.
I dunno, I've seen 20-35 max for varying levels. I guess different areas load differently.
The manvsgame stream has at least 30 sec load times. Absolutely unacceptable. I used to 2 or 3 seconds for dark souls 1 & 2 on pc. 30 or more seconds will be torture.
considering that it's already going to be fixed, it's a pretty massive moot point.
I hate long load times. Thought it would gone in this "next-generation" but guess I was wrong. Oh well..
Developers are already pushing these consoles to the limits. What it comes down to is that a lot of people are disappointed because the Xbox One and PS4 aren't the amazing supercomputers that a lot of people are misled to believe they are. In reality, these machines have the power of about a $400 entry gaming rig, not a $2000 rig that can pull hundreds of FPS. Unfortunately, of course...
9/10 from GS!!!!
Everyone is so worried about this affecting the review... If you've already PRE ordered that game more than likely you're interested and a review won't matter to you nor will it's nitpicks.
9.75 from GameInformer
Bloodbourne wants to make to suffer. Its trying to break you. This could be psychological, making you wait and gnash your teeth. I'm kidding of course. I can see this being a bit annoying, but honestly the game is going to test your patience anyway so you might want a thincker skin before attemping. Also after growing up with a Commodore 64 tape deck, load times dont bother me at all. Sometimes that thing never loaded.
I will definately purchase after load times are reduced...
I hope they address this quickly!! It's kinda purchase killer for me at the moment seeing that they didnt make this top priority. Some reports say the loading times can take up to 40 seconds between each death.. Yeah, no.... Too Human comes to mind when I hear stuff like this.
I personally don't mind, gives me time to hit the bong and chill out in between dying :)
Great to hear.. IDK why sony cant get these devs as exclusive partners.. 1 or 2 games per system too so it doesnt get stale.. I hope they continue hitting home runs with these
It's good to hear that these extreme loading times are being fixed! This morning I was watching Man vs. Game play on Twitch and the only complaint that he had about the game at all was that after he died, he was forced to sit through a longer than normal loading time. This might actually push Bloodborne to be game of the year material.
These constant patches when games are getting released is getting annoying now.
People are talking about the loading times and forgeting a worst problem that plagues this game,Frame-Pacing,just like Destiny Bloodborne is suffering from this odd and annoying problem that affect the gameplay more than the loading times.
So if a reviewer sited this as the half point or 1 point they took away??? Then those reviews are now changed to a perfect score also? This game is such a beast. I gotta have it now. It must be really good. The only complaints of the game will be erased after a patch. Which makes it perfect among most scores.
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