Post by Discoalucard on Mar 21, 2006 18:28:02 GMT -5
I'm not sure how I should feel about this. Within the past few months I've heard how incredibly amazing Morrowind was, although I never touched it. Perhaps I should have.
Anyway, I got the limited edition, it's lying unwrapped upstairs on the couch. I really shouldn't have spent the extra $10, but I know like 15 years down the line I'm going to look at my 360 games and be like "man why didn't I spring for the limited edition." Because it IS nicely packaged. The coin is kinda worthless. There's a nicely bound booklet for if I ever start to care about the game world, although it takes a lot for me to be bothered with fantasy fiction. I'm in for an extra disc, though, as long as it's better than PD Zero's.
I should pop it in. I'm really just waiting until my one roommate gets home so we can head to the mall, meet the other roommate, all three of us grab Metroid Prime Hunters and then deathmatch over some nice greasy Popeyes chicken.
Post by Discoalucard on Mar 22, 2006 20:47:57 GMT -5
Oh jesus does this game love load times. I walked into an inn and spent two minutes staring at the loading screen.
Walking throughout the huge overworld, it stops to load almost randomly, for largely differing amounts of time. Sometimes it's a mere stutter like in Halo. Sometimes it takes twenty seconds. Most of the time there's a "Now Loading" message. Sometimes there isn't.
I'm reading reviews and hands-on previews and no one is mentioning how awful these are. I'm almost beginning to think it's my 360.
I didn't enjoy Morrowind, and Oblivion doesn't look very appealing to me (except some of the locations, such as the forests, look gorgeous). To be honest, there aren't any 360 games that appeal to me yet....
Last Edit: Mar 22, 2006 21:12:11 GMT -5 by Protodude
I'm only just discovering Morrowind. And given how it performs on this system (granted, I'm running it windowed at 800x600), I don't think I want to bother with Oblivion just yet. (Though maybe I could take a step backwards and play Daggerfall instead.)
Post by MRSKELETON on Mar 22, 2006 23:58:50 GMT -5
I feel like an asshole. There we're nine copies of the special edition at walmart for 70$ and the regular Oblivion for PC at only 45.00$ at first iw as gung-ho heard great press and then i stop "Can i run this? "I think i can run this!" Walk down the isle "Maybe i can't run this and because i can't take it back.." "No i can't run this" So i got tetris DS instead. Only to find out an hour later, guess what? I could run it
>.> theres always next month
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I think it might be people's XBoxes as well Kurt. I say this because on mine the load times are plentiful but all pretty short. Going into a dungeon or a building as an example has never been over a minute for me (and when it's close to that long it's because I'm entering the prison or a quarter of the city). I was actually blown away by how short the load times are (MUCH better than Morrowind if you played that, ugh, God forbid you ever made a wrong turn and had to backtrack needlessly).
The direct travel in this is good stuff.
Of the running issues people have been talking about, the only one I've ever encountered is the short draw distance for grass and small foilage, and then only if I run into an area immediately after the loading period ends.
It might be our perceptions of it though, because there actually were several people talking about this on the 360 version.
I think it's died down now because it's supposedly a billion times worse on the PC version, even on a top of the line set up. The launch PC version being one big glitch is a long running tradition for the series since Daggerfall.
Post by Discoalucard on Mar 23, 2006 22:29:14 GMT -5
It was definitely the Xbox. Apparently a screwed up cache can cause LOTS of problems. If anyone else if having the same issue - when the game starts, jump back out to the dashboard, begin the game again, but hold down the A button until the Bethesda logo comes up.
It worked great for me. Now it simply stutters for a tiny instead of pausing for twenty seconds. Still lots of pop-in, but it's much better than how it was before.
I...think I like this game. It's big, but big with a PURPOSE.