The Best Loading Screen

#1 Posted by emkeighcameron (1876 posts) -

All right, what game would you say has the absolute best loading screens?

I'm talkin' screens which genuinely entertained you while you were waiting for shit to get together behind the scenes.

My vote? As stupid as the game was, MadWorld for the Wii. That one load screen where the poor little stick figure just rolls endlessly (and dismembered) on top of a rocket train made me laugh every time.








#2 Posted by thecleric (793 posts) -

Fantastic Four on the PS1
you got to race cars, if I recall

#3 Posted by cinemandrew (711 posts) -

Didn't one of the Test Drive games let you play Pong while it was loading? That was pretty cool.

#4 Posted by MattyFTM (14420 posts) -
@cinemandrew said:
" Didn't one of the Test Drive games let you play Pong while it was loading? That was pretty cool. "
Yeah, that was awesome.
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#5 Posted by Ineedaname (4319 posts) -

DMC had nice ones that were breakable, I used to like button mashing just to see if I could break it.

#6 Posted by Hairydutchman (1040 posts) -

I like interactive loading screens like Fifa.

#7 Posted by LethalKi11ler (1407 posts) -

Fifa loading are really cool, i dont get bored... so yeah basically like Hairdutchman

#8 Posted by JoelTGM (5596 posts) -

Killzone 2 loading screen is fun to mess with.

#9 Posted by FlamingHobo (4483 posts) -
@Ineedaname said:
" DMC had nice ones that were breakable, I used to like button mashing just to see if I could break it. "
I remember these, they were pretty cool.
#10 Posted by Clubvodka (417 posts) -

MG4, well the installing screens. Watching Snake smoke while being told smoking is bad only made me want to smoke more.

Also Beautiful Katamari.

#11 Posted by snoopeasystreet (108 posts) -

Assasins Creed's loading screen was fun.


I found it helped me get used to the controls more quickly.
#12 Edited by SoftCoreDave (152 posts) -
@Hairydutchman said:
" I like interactive loading screens like Fifa. "
@LethalKi11ler said:
" Fifa loading are really cool, i dont get bored... so yeah basically like Hairdutchman "
I'm in.

  

#13 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -

oh man, I don't remember which one, but one of the Test Drive games on the PS2 let you play pong during the loading screen.  It kept track of your score and everything.  Sometimes I would sit there for like ten minutes even after it was done loading just playing pong.

#14 Posted by cc23574 (665 posts) -

Mass Effect


Hur hur hur

#15 Posted by Mikemcn (6998 posts) -

super smash bros, Brawl had that cool waiting screen for multiplayer where you hit the sandbag.... i dont know if that counts

#16 Posted by Ping5000 (385 posts) -

No More Heroes had a pretty sweet one.

#17 Posted by EpicSteve (6494 posts) -

Onechanbara for the 360. You can slash zombies on a 2D plane. 

#18 Edited by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

Ridge Racer on PS1

#19 Posted by LeadNinja (308 posts) -

The Darkness covered its loading screens with little speeches from the main character.  Just his character model in a black void.  He'd give more information about the story or tell a tale about some taxi driver he used to know.

#20 Posted by papercut (3516 posts) -

Anyone remember the budikai games loading screens? they always had weird mini games like grow Saiba men or spin Master Roshi. I thought those were fun.

#21 Edited by mordukai (7164 posts) -

I really liked the loading screens in The Darkness. I think they were very well made. 

  

  

#22 Posted by emkeighcameron (1876 posts) -

Man, I thought my thread got deleted, I didn't even know there was a "loading screens forum" haha

that's pretty awesome

#23 Posted by Illmatic (1358 posts) -

Beginning loading screen for Grand Theft Auto 4.

#24 Posted by Slunks (329 posts) -

Definitely The Darkness, although sometimes I wish they did a few more to prevent repetitiveness.

#25 Posted by Ben_H (3389 posts) -

Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts had some funny ones.

#26 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4939 posts) -
@Slunks said:
" Definitely The Darkness, although sometimes I wish they did a few more to prevent repetitiveness. "
Agree 100%
#27 Posted by Lies (3867 posts) -

No More Heroes had a little spinning star that you could change the color of and move up the screen by pressing B. Neat little distraction.

#28 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

The Darkness.

#29 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -

Symphony of the Night.


I would always try and make the "Now Loading" stand perfectly still. I think it was an effective way to make you not bored during loading sequences.
#30 Posted by m1k3 (1333 posts) -

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva has some really nice looking ones, and some not so good. But thats if your into the whol "moe" stuff.

#31 Posted by JJOR64 (19025 posts) -

I like the loading screen in Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3.  You rotate the analog sticks and Saibamen will come out.

#32 Posted by zombie2011 (4991 posts) -

The Darkness, although some of the dialogue repeated a few times but i guess thats expected.

#33 Edited by _Phara0h_ (889 posts) -
@CL60 said:
" The Darkness. "
@DOUBLESHOCK said:
" Killzone 2 loading screen is fun to mess with. "
Personally I hate loading screens but these two are the most memorable, The Darkness popt in my head right away, Killzone is more of a nice looking one that you really don't mind looking at because it gives you a feeling of how good the game looks ......
#34 Posted by JJWeatherman (14560 posts) -

NBA Live has had a shoot around loading screen for a while now but it started as a way to mask the incredibly long load times so I can't say I like it. I really prefer the 2K series over the Live series overall.

#35 Posted by Nat3TheGreat13 (260 posts) -

Fifa 09 was pretty cool while it was loading, it let you play shoot on the goalie to warm up.

#36 Posted by stephengotlost (703 posts) -

Fallout 3 had some cool statistics and information presented to you while loading a new area.

#37 Posted by Marzy (675 posts) -

I loved moving that little bubble thing around the loading screen on Wave Race: Blue Strom. No More Heroes has a good one also, in my opinion.

#38 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -

Half-Life loading screens... because there weren't any.

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