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Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Silver Shamrock, 27 Oct 2007.

  1. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

    2 Mar 2005
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    I would imagine that the whole time you are watching the intro movie and and waiting for the press start to continue the game is preloading content in the background. I imagine that is why on zelda games you have to watch a short bit of intro before you get the chance to press start, or tap the screen or press A + B. Same with the new Metroid on the wii.

    Another trick is to just not show the usual "LOADING..." or a bar or anything that makes you go... "Urghh, its loading again!" You may get a black screen, or a chapter title that perhaps hangs around a bit too long, but you don't notice.
  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

    21 Jan 2003
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    The Wii is particularily good at hiding its loading times - take WiiSports for example: all that "Strap this thingy on" crap is just a great cover. Even so though, the loading times aren't bad at all.
  3. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Whitelist Bit-Tech in your adblock!

    14 Jul 2004
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    Absolutely. Subtlety is clearly underrated when it comes to this sort of thing...

    I just remembered another one. Aliens vs Predator 2! That took close on to 5 minutes to load on my old machine, and it was way past the minimum specs. I used to just minimise it and play DX-Ball...
  4. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

    15 Feb 2004
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    Didn't even think of D2, or many other RPGs... probably because the loadtimes never bothered me. I suppose that's a good sign - if you don't think about the load times of a game, they weren't bad at all.

    It always seems to be FPS games that are the worst. Which is even more annoying as they're generally much faster-paced so it really shows.

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