Should I install?

#1 Posted by laserbolts (5349 posts) -

So I'm playing on the 360 and there are some serious loading issues in this game. Would installing make it much better or should I even bother? By the way this game is pretty shit so far.

#2 Posted by Hector (3375 posts) -

You shouldn't even be playing the game to begin with...

#3 Posted by astrodoggy (145 posts) -

I heard if you instal it it somehow get's slower... don't ask me how, the game is just THAT shitty!
#4 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Why did you get it on 360? If you wanted to play it you should've gotten it on PC. 

#5 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -
@laserbolts: Installing doesn't matter. The game doesn't look any better, and the load times are still a solid sixty seconds or so.
#6 Posted by laserbolts (5349 posts) -
@CL60 I don't have a pc capable of doing any real gaming on. Getting a beast for bf3 before it come out though...@Hector Ive come to that realization..@Napalm yeah it is ridiculously bad. I die instantly from a dude throwing a barrel at me and I have to sit around waiting forever. Why the fuck am I playing this?
#7 Edited by the_r0n1n_named_47 (158 posts) -

i say dont install.... i played through the entire game with those crappy load times (really my ONLY complaint about the game) and i loved every second of it (the gameplay not the load screen lol), oh and it doesnt change much as far as load times when you do install

#8 Posted by UnlivedPhalanx (474 posts) -

@laserbolts said:

So I'm playing on the 360 and there are some serious loading issues in this game. Would installing make it much better or should I even bother? By the way this game is pretty shit so far.

It's a good idea to be installing everything to the 360 when possible since many games are taking advantage of this feature. DNF's load times do not improve, however, from disc to HDD. It DOES help with texture loading. With it installed you'll see virtually no pop or fade-in texture mapping.

#9 Edited by louiedog (2335 posts) -

People at cheapassgamer.com have been keeping a list of games, their install size, and how much of an effect it has on their load times. 
 
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It's not super scientific with multiple people testing multiple loading times during the games, but it gives you a good idea. They say that DNF is actually worse installed.
 
Of course adding 3-4 seconds onto really long load times isn't a huge deal. I always install because I've personally seen a number of drives die on both the original Xbox and the 360. I'd rather reduce the amount of wear and tear by installing my games.

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