Is the disc swapping on 360 bad?

#1 Posted by ElNeebre (90 posts) -

From my experience with Mass Effect 3 (haven't bought many multiple disc games for 360) it was a nightmare having to swap between the two discs for different missions (even swapping back to the first disc from the second for a side mission)

Is it the same story for the 360 version of LA Noire? I'm planning on picking up the Complete Edition which comes on 4 discs, but if I have to switch from disc 3 to disc 1 for example for a side mission... I may as well buy it for PS3.

Cheers!

#2 Posted by zombie2011 (4968 posts) -

Once you complete a disc you don't go back to it. It's a linear game unllike ME3

#3 Posted by natetodamax (19169 posts) -

You only have to switch for the main cases. If I remember correctly, the first desk and half of the second is on the first disc, the rest of the second desk is on the second disc, and most of the third desk is on the third disc.

I haven't played L.A. Noire in quite a while, but it's something like that. Definitely not as bad as Mass Effect 3, though going back through L.A. Noire to play specific cases again can be a pain because of the disc swapping.

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#4 Posted by AlisterCat (5469 posts) -

Mass Effect 3 on consoles seems like a crazy person's dream between load times and disc swaps.

LA Noire is nothing like that. Linear progression. You swap discs between desks, barely an issue. A small number of side missions are tied to certain desks I think, but it is barely an issue. In getting 100% I didn't have to do much swapping at all.

PS3 has an extra case, might as well get it for that. I don't see any advantage to owning the Xbox version over the PS3.

#5 Edited by Zacagawea (1577 posts) -

No, it's not that bad. Between desks is the only time.

At least that's how I remember it...

#6 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2203 posts) -

@ElNeebre said:

From my experience with Mass Effect 3 (haven't bought many multiple disc games for 360) it was a nightmare having to swap between the two discs for different missions (even swapping back to the first disc from the second for a side mission)

Is it the same story for the 360 version of LA Noire? I'm planning on picking up the Complete Edition which comes on 4 discs, but if I have to switch from disc 3 to disc 1 for example for a side mission... I may as well buy it for PS3.

Cheers!

I think thats how it works. I believe the side missions you get on the Vice Desk don't show up in say the Arson Desk and vice versa.

Plus, you get an extra case with the PS3, so you might as well get it for that if you have the option.

#7 Posted by ElNeebre (90 posts) -

@AlisterCat: Yeah the only reason I was picking it for 360 over PS3 (although I'm now considering it) is because of achievements and OCD (Rockstar games split over two different consoles? Impossibru!)

#8 Edited by Spartan_Assassin (15 posts) -

@AlisterCat:

one is that you don't have to update every time you sign in and another is that Live does not crash once a month

#9 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2203 posts) -

@Spartan_Assassin said:

@AlisterCat:

one is that you don't have to update every time you sign in and another is that Live does not crash once a month

Yes, because you just absolutely need internet to play LA Noire

#10 Posted by spazmaster666 (1965 posts) -

I would probably get the PC version if you have a decent PC. It includes all the bonus cases, including the extra one for the PS3. Also the 360 version has some framerate issues as well.

#11 Posted by AlisterCat (5469 posts) -

@SomeDeliCook said:

@Spartan_Assassin said:

@AlisterCat:

one is that you don't have to update every time you sign in and another is that Live does not crash once a month

Yes, because you just absolutely need internet to play LA Noire

I actually found it interesting to get the stats about player choices during investigations, which I assume it can't show you unless you are online. I don't use my PS3 much but those things have never been an issue.

#12 Posted by ElNeebre (90 posts) -

So I bought the game for 360, the disc swapping seems like it won't be a problem at all.

I have to say, this game is fucking incredible. The facial work is insane, and I regret not playing this sooner.

#13 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6385 posts) -

@ElNeebre said:

So I bought the game for 360, the disc swapping seems like it won't be a problem at all.

I have to say, this game is fucking incredible. The facial work is insane, and I regret not playing this sooner.

Yeah, but play it in short bursts, especially Homicide because that shit gets repetitive in a hurry.

#14 Posted by nail1080 (1975 posts) -

It depends...are you obese?

#15 Posted by ElNeebre (90 posts) -

@nail1080 said:

It depends...are you obese?

Nope, but I'm veeeeeery lazy.

@Godlyawesomeguy said:

@ElNeebre said:

So I bought the game for 360, the disc swapping seems like it won't be a problem at all.

I have to say, this game is fucking incredible. The facial work is insane, and I regret not playing this sooner.

Yeah, but play it in short bursts, especially Homicide because that shit gets repetitive in a hurry.

Aw, that kinda sucks to hear. I'm just about to start the Homicide missions now.

#16 Edited by Dagbiker (6939 posts) -

The disc swaping is the least of that games problems, having said that, the personal story is not good, but the missions are fine, until they all become personal missions toward the end. And the gameplay is very low key the one thing that sticks out is the balancing thing you do a bunch at the end ( balancing on a piece of scaffolding then 3 seconds later balancing again.)

#17 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8060 posts) -

The disk swapping is no problem.....I juse beat the game recently and am working on 100% currently.

#18 Posted by InternetCrab (1504 posts) -

The disk swapping is a hell. I lost disc one actually, but that might depend on me being clumsy.

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