It has been revealed today that the PlayStation 3 version of Mortal Kombat will have a large mandatory install.
4GB. Not that bad - just have to wait a few minutes.
I don't have a huge problem with these installs, but I DO wish Sony would allow us to just install the whole game to the HDD like on the 360. I mean, hell, if I've got to install 4GB anyway, I may as well install the full 7 or 8 GB and not have to use my BR drive. @willie32 Yeah, maybe Sony will add the ability to install the game fully to our harddrive in a future firmware update. It can't be THAT hard. lol Only thing is, some of the exclusives might take quite a while to install (the ones that are around 15-20GB in size.).
I agree with you. I would love to install the entire game on my HDD and have faster load times.
maybe this bigs intalls are that
That's 4GB of Kratos //great comment\\
I would give up 8gb for the great Kratos. Kratos is taking over MK. even the god of god fall to the mighty Kratos. the graziest mofo in the universe.
Oh my god my 500 GB HDD with 380+ GB of free space can't handle it (jumps off a bridge)
online pass, mandatory install, not all characters playable not even offline....yep. Mortal Kombat is looking better and better all the time! /s
wish i didnt have to wait for install
wtf thats loads! portal doesnt even have one
Why does a fighting game need to install 4GBs. WTF is that about. Loading 2 characters and an arena shouldnt need a 4gb install.
the demo with 4 fighters and 2 stages was around 500+mb install. with it adding the online play/tag team/theater mode and any other hidden goodies this is shaping up to be a bad ass game. heres hoping that this will keep the lag online to a bare minimum. glad I got 2 ps3's...the 19th is gonna be a busy day, I will have one downloading the Socom 4 patches, and the other downloading the MK files...Probably wont make it to work the next day, seeing as how I wont get either game til after 5pm with Amazon shipping and then downloading for a while in the evening.
its strange, but i don't care.
wtf usually i don't mind mandatory install but for that size and for this type of game? It just doesn't make any sense to me
Fighting games tend to have long load times on starting up battles. Likely do this to help reduce that. Wish it wasn't mandatory, though.
yeah thats true, i just find it very strange that out of all the genre fighters seem to have the largest and most mandatory installs. Its just surprising to see that, especially for a game that works on a 2D side plane. I take it this is a port then?
It would be nice if it wasn't mandatory I suppose. But if it were optional, would you NOT do it? Isn't Super SF4's optional install about 5Gb? And that game has alot less going on technically than SSF4. That optional install on SSF4 all but eliminated loading screens. So if that's the case with MK, I'm happy. I expect load screens, but I expect them to be short.
Pretty much Larry L. But, optional installs at least would stop all the drama over them being mandatory.
Almost every UE3 have install, here is your answer :)
Of course it does. That's 4GB of Kratos. He's too powerful to be contained in some small installation.
Damn right he is.... lol
Why didn't God of War 3 need to be installed then?
No load times then?
oh noes.... i cant wait another whatever minutes it will take... who cares.. i just want tuesday to be here already.
bloody.... i need to upgrade my ps3... oh well ithink its much better than 18gb from pc games...lol
Im sorry but installs are still annoying to me no matter how long we known this is common of the PS3.
You are rigth but if the install improves the games like with loading times, textures, MLAA, and other things. . . the 15 minute wait is worth. If not ( like Crapcom games) to hell the instals.
I bought a 500gb HDD for $40 last year for my ps3. Edit:Who the F would disagree I hate fanboys
It was the best investment I made with my PS3!
Damn I really need to upgrade my PS3 HDD....
In that case, I hope the load times are lightning fast.
That is a pretty good size, but extra space is the reason I got a 500 gig HD in the first place. I'm good to go.
I'm a little surprised that here in 2011 there are apparently still people who consider 4 GB "gigantic!". Granted, if you're still stuck with a tiny 40 GB HDD it is a sizable amount of data, but otherwise 4 GB is hardly anything that should make disks or even fast Internet connections flinch in a mild panic these days. I've got 5+ TB of storage for my PC (not counting additional old external disks that are gathering dust in the back of a closet) and on average around 400 GB of Internet traffic a month.
but I think mandatory installs are not good because you have to instal it on the console to play. If you just got a game or bring the game somewhere you have to install before playing. On my 360 I like to install games, but not always. I havent played ME2 recently untill today and I didnt install it again just to play a while. I played off the disk. I usually install new games on my 360 after playing them first. If you bring the game somewhere you have to do a install before playing. I dont mind mandatory installs tho, because all my PS3 games don't have them. I don't see why a fighting game needs them tho. Probably to cut down on loading between rounds, but why would it take so long in the first place.
4GB, that's nothing, if its the full game then its a good thing. Who won't install the whole game on Xbox either? Fighters work so much better when installed too. I bet it plays much better when installed on both machines.
Wha Wha Wha! ...enough with these "news articles" already. Been installing games since '91.
Oh well. If I bought it for my 360, guess what's the 1st thing I'd do? All my new games get installed right to my 360. It's actually what everyone should do anyway. It's better for the life span of your console. ( both consoles ) I really don't see what the problem is here.
why are people complaining about this install? wasnt MGS4 like a 8GB install?
Meh, ive grown used to it.
That is not a problem 5 minutes of my life that will be well worth it
i'll say this again : you people are complicated when a game in ps3 have no install like killzone 3 you say it's a bad thing .. when a game in ps3 have small install like mortal kombat you say it's a bad thiing ... when a game in ps3 have a big install like gt5 or mgs 4 you say it's a bad thing ... so what's the good thing ?!... >.<
You have to install but it really isnt that big of a deal. Unless your PS3 came without a harddrive.
Why do devs keep making games like this with huge mandatory installs when we have games like UC2, KZ3, and even Portal 2 which is Valves 1st PS3 game have little to no install at all.
Screw installs. I shouldn't have to go out and waste my money on a bigger hdd. I should just be able to put the game in and play it like every other console.
"PS3 Version Of Mortal Kombat Has A Large Mandatory Install" Whats new about the ps3? EDIT: 4gig? thats not on its 2011 people installs shouldnt really happen now...fix up.
wow somebody flagged me for trollin because im gettin the 360 version? obviously what ever coward flagged me hasnt read my comment history or they would see im far from a troll. like i stated before im getting the 360 version just cause i can. unlike some of these broke n4g nerds i can afford all three systems and i enjoy them all equally.
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