Okay, let me get a quick game in. Puts disc in tray. Alright. Presses button for it to come up. Ahhh loading. Waits. Let me use this time wisely by getting me a snack. Gets a snack, and comes back to still see the game loading. Come on now. Well, I have to use the rest room. Goes to the bathroom, comes back and still loading. WHAT?!?!?! This sucks…Wait, finally, the welcome screen comes on. Yep, I want to start the game! Presses the start button Uh oh Load screen. Wow, this is almost as bad as the red rings of death! After a short while, the game finally comes to the menu screen.
Well, that may be over-exaggerating(Or under, depending on whomever read this) but it seems that this is a prevailing problem in the gaming world. In my own little fantasy world(Oh, don’t gasp. You have one too) I foolishly believed, that the new generation of gaming wouldn’t have us wait so long for so little.
I’ve recently purchased UFC Undisputed 3 for PS3. It seems that the loading screen is longer than the ACTUAL fight. Going from one menu to the next, the dreaded “Loading Screen of Death”(Yeah, I said it) comes on. I didn’t expect this type of wait for this type of game but I did. I experienced this in NBA 2k11, too. Now, I don’t know if it’s isolated to just sports games. But, it does look like an isolated activity. Loading times for both of the games, is crazy. Mind you, this is just getting into the game. Not the main thing you want. I’ll save that for another review :).
I just think that loading times should decrease by now. Don’t think that I’m super impatient, no. I’m just super annoyed by it. You would think that they would have this figured out by now, but they don’t. Another thing to note, I don’t sign in anymore unless I KNOW that I will play online. UFC and NBA 2K11 have it bad for spending nearly a minute and half connecting on the internet. Game companies should step this up. How big can a MENU screen be just to load? Sorry for this rant, but I think a lot of gamers feel the same way I feel too.
Tell me what you think. Do you like loading times in games?