With L.A. Noire releasing in less than a week, a lot gamers who are picking up the game on the PS3 are wondering if L.A. Noire will have a big install like GTA IV.
Expected the usual 5GB installation but sub-2GB is a nice surprise.
people said disc swapping was bad
Disc swapping isn't bad, its terrible.
I would assume that this is 2011 and since it's lead on PS3, there will be minimal to zero install. Portal 2 has no install and it's the smoothest and best on console.
Disc swapping an open world game is terrible. They said that if you play it in order, you'll only have to switch twice....but isn't the whole point of an open world game to NOT be restricted?
Disc swapping and complete installs are craptastic.
yeah 1.3 GB is sooooooooooo bad. That takes what like 5 minutes just to install?
i've got a 500gb HD so im not sweating it.
Disc swapping IS bad in this day and age. Installs are a normal thing even on PC games. Mandatory installs are a somewhat necessary evil. But hey Units, at least the PS3 install is a one-off ~5 mins wait... FOREVER... until you delete the game data. The disc swapping will happen on multiple occasions. Aaah these 360 fanboys are so short-sighted! Makes me laugh.
unlike StarOcean4 this game doesn't make you swap discs if you want to go back to a previous area, it's linear, you only have to put two extra discs in for the 30+ hours of the game. I guarantee that 5min install will take longer than walking up to your box and popping another disc in twice. it really is the dumbest argument ps3fanoys have. don't you have to get up and swap discs when you play multiple games on your ps3 or do you keep that one game in your system for weeks until your done wit it? shit I know that's what i do when i swap back and forth between GoWcollection and 3dotgameheros.
All awesome, No Online required. :) Win/win
its not like you have a choice.
3 Discs for $60 Sounds like a good deal to me
It's STILL only one game, though. For me, I like having just one scratch-resistant disc and not have to swap. ahh, I have fond memories of the ancient technique of disc-swapping from back in the PS1 days when I used to play Final Fantasy 8.
I will go with the 3 discs then.
Yup. You'll only have to install all 3 discs instead of 1.3GB. Definitely the way to go.
it takes 15 seconds to swap out a disk where as it takes 4 mins to install a gig on ps3
Yeah because either 15secs or 4mins is a huge burden in out lives. I can spare the time to make a good cuppa and relax
I don't care about installs at all. I'd install the whole game if it made loading faster.
1.3gb isn't that bad. I'd rather have a game on 1 scratch resistant blu-ray than 3 scratch prone dvd's.
i rather install and use a superior blu-ray disk that is hard to scratch than use 3 lame dvds that if one messes up you are screwed like I'm still playing on the ps2. this isn't 2001 anymore.
I don't really mind if a dev uses a gig or 2 for caching files - if it helps the game run better it's fine. The 5-6gb installs usually hint that a developer developed a game to be too reliant on the 360's outer disk area and ported over to PS3. In my opinion it's better to have one install, where I can leave the room and come back later than have to get up and switch a disk at an unknown point in the game.
2 minutes of install during that time i can get a drink and sit back and relax playing one of the best games for 2011.
I Install All My Games On My 360 So No Problem
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