Those install times

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One final mission?

Yes it’s back, my current favourite topic to hate… These installs on the PS3..

Anyway following on from yesterdays post about minimum required 4.6GB of hard drive space to run Metal Gear Solid 4 is a posting about how long these installs actually take.

Well without wanting to give away any spoilers I can tell you that the game installs something 5 times throughout the game and the breakdown of install times is as follows 8,3,3,2,1 minutes… It also normally installs during a cut scene and with cut scenes rumoured to be up to 90 minutes long I highly doubt anyone is going to be upset with a 3 minute install during the scene.

I have to give it up to Konami on this one, this install is hardly going to be noticeable during the gameplay.

Source: Videogaming247 (Warning spoilers through link)

Last Updated: June 10, 2008

Gavin Mannion

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  • Syph1n

    Rant start/

    While i cant wait for this game i have noticed something rather peculiar about the “hype” around it. the main focus has been on the story, The length of cutscenes, the length and size of installs.

    Almost no mention is made of gameplay, gunplay, stealh,tactics, graphics (we know they brilliant but no mention as to “better than crysis” or “prettier than gears”

    And as far as the story goes, other than the spoilers from people who have the game, nothing is put forward other than this liquid (revolver ocelot) dude is bad, kill him and oh ja u busy dying to.

    Im kinda tired of hearing about the installs (FFS oblivion was what 7 gigs or something?) how about a discussion (be it a flamey burny touchy one) about how graphics are better than anything on xbox or ps3 seen before or how the story will blow bioshock out of water and not just statements but actual reasons behind them.

    I know Kojima put certain limitations on reviewers but even those reviews are very vaque. stating the conclusion will leave you in shock and awe and the cutscenes are lengthy but never overbearing, oh ja and the game itself is cool..

    Im starting to think reviews of this game would be better off on imdb than gamerankings…

    Rant over

  • I think the proper reviews will be coming out very soon.

    I have also noticed in all pre-release reviews of games, that they generally mention absolutely squat about the game, except give it a score.

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  • GougedEye

    I really don’t mind installs at all. Maybe it’s because I’ve mainly been a PC gamer and therefore it’s something that I kindof expect anyway. But if it will speed up loading times I’m all for it. Maybe console purists are used to never installing (or patching) games. But hey, consoles have finally grown up. Welcome to the real world πŸ˜‰

  • Syph1n

    Oh and back on topic (as worn and slippery as the topic is) Miktar stated that it would uninstall and reinstall the different chunks of data so it wldnt be a 4.6 gig total install but a 4.6 gig install over time reduced every time a new chapter is loaded.

    Now this doesnt make much sense to me. Lets say you finish chapter one, game loads up chapter 2 and uninstalls chapter 1. now u decide i didnt really need to use that health pack on that last boss, i wanna try again. Its gonna reinstall chapter one again to load the game? doesnt make much sense.

  • Jak

    There is no 90 minute installs! The longest cutscene is 1 hour which is the end one!! I guess i am doing your job for you.

  • David

    Looks LIKE ANOTHER WIN FOR XBOX 360 and I’m glad they don’t have this game for xbox 360 either…

  • A one hour cut scene is way too long, imo! πŸ˜‰

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  • Syph1n

    This is THE dumbest thing i have ever read. I own an xbox and i feel ashamed that i share this in common with you

  • LazySAGamer

    Er I just posted exactly who long the installs were? I never said there were 90 minute installs?

  • LazySAGamer

    I do agree with you here and I wish we could give you answers but unfortunately we haven’t been deeme worthy to receive a preview copy of this game, so it’s not like I am contractually bound to not say anything.. I just don’t know

  • Etienne Vlok

    Agreed with Syph1n here. As an owner of both a 360 and a PS3, your ignorance is staggering if you claim a ‘win’ for the 360 if MGS4 takes up some install time. In fact, that’s not even faulty logic – that’s the complete absence of logic. There is no causal relationship between ‘MGS4 takes 8 minutes to install’ and ‘this makes the 360 the winner.’

    I guarantee you Redmond would jump to have MGS4 on the 360, at any rate.

  • Janrik

    From the gameplay and review video’s I’ve seen.. it looks good, if very very brown.

    I won’t say it beats Crysis, unless there is a jungle level to direct compare, but the charmodels and enviro’s look good.

    Some of the ground ‘textures’ looks a bit poor IMHO, but it might just be in that bit of the video.

    Wanna see a video review >?

    Local FTP download.

  • Fox1

    The rumor’s were that MS dumped MGS4 for their own IP which would cost the same amount of money to create from the ground up as the fees that Konami will charge them to have MGS4 on the 360.

    That’s fanboy logic… which means there’s no logic in that statement :mrgreen:

  • Jak

    haha i mean cutscenes!!!

  • Syph1n

    I know you cant write anything because well no one seems to know anything. I was just speaking in general. I just get the feeling that even the new reviews that come out are gonna dwell on the same topics instead of discussing the game as what it is, an actual game.

  • Syph1n

    Im hoping david is a one hit wonder that accidentally came across this site and shortly after died of stupidity.

  • Syph1n

    Thank janrik. will download tonight. Does it go a bit deeper into the story and actually talk about the gameplay? im going to assume its a user review? hopefully not to many spoilers?

  • Etienne Vlok

    He posted a bunch of insulting stuff in the comments section for my MGS retrospectives as well. Stuff to the tune of ‘this game is stupid, and so is the person who wrote the article! lulz’

    At first I thought I had genuinely managed to offend someone, but with this post, I can see it’s clearly a rabid 360 fanboy who thought he’d take a dig at me. (Little does he know that the 360 is my console of choice.)

    Anyway, I’m sure he’ll be back after lunch. He’s probably in school at the moment.

  • Miktar

    The chances of you going back to Act 1 after finishing it is highly unlikely, but yes. If you go back to an Act you’ve finished, it will reinstall. THE HORROR!

  • Miktar

    Not when its the ending cutscene that clears up ALL REMAINING PLOT THREADS of a 10-year-saga.

  • Syph1n

    I can understand why people take up issue with opinions. Because well that’s the point of opinions after all.

    I know xbox is your console of choice and like me you have an open mind about other consoles. hell you got your wii fit from me.. πŸ™‚ but shoosh about that.

    And actually i dont think hes in school. you’d propably find that his time reflects the allocated internet time at the “groendakkies” because his comments go so far beyond stupid its just not funny..

  • Syph1n

    Now i refuse to get the game. this is utterly terrible and pathetic!! Just kidding. gives me time for a smoke break while i rethink the last boss fight.. πŸ™‚

  • Syph1n

    Metal gear solid 2’s ending must have been close on 30-45 minutes. as confusing as it was (not having played one at the time) i enjoyed every second of it

  • hahahaha

    Jinja’s last blog post..Evolver Music Video featuring Koekoemoer

  • David

    Syph1n you know at first I actually didn’t want a Xbox 360 I actually hated Xbox. before I got it I had alwasy dreamed of getting a PS3 but that only came out like 4 months after the Xbox 360 and the PS3 was out of my buget so I got a XBox 360 thinking I wouldn’t like it at all but I fell in LOve with it and I stil want a PS3 and and

    I am stil in school you dum shit Syph1n and why do you get so angry at one mans demise of a game I don’t like in the end ITS JUST a GAME

  • David

    “This is THE dumbest thing i have ever read. I own an xbox and i feel ashamed that i share this in common with you” you think its dum to hate a game I don’t frankly care about loading times and all that shit I just HATE this game JEEZ DUDE you get so pissed over something Like this shame..

  • David

    Ya thats wat yo mama said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😑 😑 😑 😑 😑 😑 😑 😑 😑 😑 😑 😑 😑 😑 😑 😑

  • Syph1n

    Thank you proving me and Ettienne right

  • Syph1n

    Go play with some sharp instruments

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