Half-Life load times VS 8th gen games

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Half-Life load times VS 8th gen games

Post#1 » Wed May 29, 2019 5:56 am

just something i was thinking about, everyone has always said the load times for half-life are slow, but now that i can play 8th gen games i can see a lot of games have load times much slower and nobody seems to mind
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Re: Half-Life load times VS 8th gen games

Post#2 » Wed May 29, 2019 7:22 am

Well, people tolerate all kinds of crap in gaming these days:
-Preorders
-Release now, fix later (if ever) approach to games
-Lot of AAA games have literally a dozen different versions where you need a spreadsheet to know which version contains whats
-Crap ton of microtransactions
-Lootboxes
-Games as a service
-Always online requirements
-Some physical games are literally an empty box with a cardboard in it with a download code on it

So it actually makes me nostalgic when long loading times was the biggest sin a game could commit.

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Re: Half-Life load times VS 8th gen games

Post#3 » Thu May 30, 2019 1:53 am

Well, on GDEMU I can load Soldier of Fortune levels, in around 10 seconds. That is a huge change as it is notoriously the longest loading DC game.
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Re: Half-Life load times VS 8th gen games

Post#4 » Thu May 30, 2019 9:51 am

Tarnish wrote:Well, people tolerate all kinds of crap in gaming these days:
-Preorders
-Release now, fix later (if ever) approach to games
-Lot of AAA games have literally a dozen different versions where you need a spreadsheet to know which version contains whats
-Crap ton of microtransactions
-Lootboxes
-Games as a service
-Always online requirements
-Some physical games are literally an empty box with a cardboard in it with a download code on it

So it actually makes me nostalgic when long loading times was the biggest sin a game could commit.
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Re: Half-Life load times VS 8th gen games

Post#5 » Thu May 30, 2019 10:42 am

SOF1 intro still make you wait l0l

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Re: Half-Life load times VS 8th gen games

Post#6 » Thu May 30, 2019 2:17 pm

Ain't that the truth! Still takes a long time to play that sequence lol.
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