It was recently announced that the Xbox 360 version of L.A. Noire would come on three discs. This news has sparked a firestorm of complaints from gamers. The question is: why?
disc switching is matter of seconds but mandatory installing well thats another story
i'd rather take the few min install over disc switching in middle of gameplay [email protected] in that case i'll take disc switching because i wont put up with no install that last hours
Some mandatory installs take hours though!
stop lying to yourself
sure you say that now, but when u have to swap the disc when ur immersed in the game and attached to the couch ......
@Xander756 yeah? When was the last game that had a mandatory install take hours to install (more then 1)? Most today that are over 4GB take about 20-45min everything below that is usually fast. Prob. the worse install time for a game is MGS4, only because you have to install after every act again and again. even GT5 optional 8-10GB install take around 40-60 min. and thats 8GB Would rather take the few minutes to install LA Noire than be playing the game and be attached to it only to have it ruined by the please change disc screen. Disc swapping isn't bad at all as people are making it out to be. And for most games on PS3 today, neither are installs. people make out that Installs take hours to do when in most cases they are less then 10 minutes. neither of the 2 are as bad as people are making them out to be. @below For games that have those long installs yeah they are frustrating, but strangely enough these long installs don't exist on games where the other platform have multiple disc. Yeah i will say some games have the edge on the 360 where your just able to play right away. But this is about LA NOIRE, the install time will be around 5-10min for that size, i could easily make a sandwhich in that time ;-P
@ Nitrowolf So you'd rather spend 20-45 minutes waiting for a game you've just bought to install than spend 30 seconds swapping discs some way into the game? I don't have a problem with installs themselves, I install all my 360 games, but I usually do it after my first play of the game. Having to sit though an install of a game you're eagerly waiting to play is hugely frustrating.
For anyone that actually read the article its clear that this 'journalist' is a misinformed fanboy. Since when do PS3 games take HOURS to install!?!
@jony_dols exactly. This article makes out that swapping isn't a problem because most people are streching the truth about it or something and yet they claim installs take hours. LA NOIRE PS3 install isn't gonna be hours. Both install and disc swapping have there issues. @guigsy would rather have the game installed and be set for life if i ever wanted to replay the game story, which i usually do. also it's not like 360 fans havn't complained about multiple disc on PS3. I remember when there was a rumor about GT5 using 2-3 discs, fanboys came in and attacked that saying BD isn't needed and disc swap is a hassle because GT5 uses 3 disc. either way both games will be the same experience.
It's not a problem but if you had the option not to, why wouldn't you take it? Beyond the nuisance it causes for gamers, it's costing Rockstar substantial licensing fees to release games on 3 discs vs 1. All of you xbox apologists need to admit that MS's choice of DVDs was the wrong one. Just say you were wrong and move on.
I have to get the 360 version. I work for a 360 site... im reviewing it... and I am not allowed to review PS3 game versions for an Xbox 360 site. Sigh. Damn you owner :( The only problem I have with it is that it starts to show how a DVD isnt becoming powerful enough and does remind you of the current generation
What side do you work for...
I work for a 360 site (nave360) but I support the PS3 just as much.
I'm tired of hearing the 360 fan camp defending this. MS was right to a degree about DVD. It is enough for most current games, but they were also wrong in that a few titles which try to redefine or expand gaming are being limited by space. Deal with it.
If the game flops in sales, then that means the consumers have a problem with swapping disks. If it dosen't then the issue of disk swapping is a none issue and only an issue to the fanboys on N4G that also talk as if a game being exclusive = 10 times better than a multiplat when the general public dont give s*it about them.
Zzzz... another Xander defense piece. Disc-swapping isn't a game-breaker, but it shouldn't be celebrated or defended like this. It's an antiquated practice from the CD days. That's why you need to provide bigger storage when you make a new console. Games only get bigger (the kinda games that arrive on discs at retail, anyway).
Who cares? I wish it were 5 discs! The more content, the better.
"This news has sparked a firestorm of complaints from gamers. " heh, most who complain about this, is PS3 players. I had no problem switching disc while playing Lost Odyssey, or Mass effect 2, or MGS and any FF title on PS1. As someone mentioned before, if I would like to "complain" about something, it's mandatory installations, but I can live with them, it's not a big deal either.
I own both consoles and I don't care about disc swapping or installs. Fanboys taking jabs at the other console over either is a pretty tired act.
Does anyone know if you can install the data from all 3 discs and not do any sawpping on the 360? Like people have said, its not a problem, if it came on 1 disc it would mean less content, and what with cross-plat games all being the same the PS3's version would have been 2 thirds smaller. So PS3 owners should be chuffed, we swap so they can fill your lovely Blue-ray. See we can get along after all. :)
I have a 500gb HDD on my PS3, I'll install everything I can. Installing means faster load times, especially with my 7200RPM over the standard 5400RPM. Install > than disc swapping. Simple fact. and GT5 was the longest install i've ever witnessed on a Console, and it wasnt even that bad... 40mins is a small sacrifice. PC gamers are already used to this, it's nothing new people. Installs are superior, thats why PC is always leaps and bounds ahead of the competition.
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