Speed Up Bayonetta Load Times With PS3 Patch
When Arnold and I were comparing the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Bayonetta, he told me about the horrid loading times in the PS3 version.
It was sad - and a little funny - because there's really no such issue in the 360 version. However, Sega has certainly heard the negative feedback and they've taken a step to do something about it: Sega Japan has announced an update for the PS3 version, which will be available to download tomorrow. This new patch adds an "Install" option to the menu, so players can install a portion of the game to the system's hard drive, thereby allowing for quicker load times. We had heard this was coming way back in November but up until now, nothing else had been said about this "fix-it" patch. Now that it's almost upon us, it may convince PS3 owners to pick up the fast-action extravaganza but we have to remind you that other issues plagued the lesser version. There were frame rate problems, for instance, and the faster load times certainly won't make the PS3 version look any better. But from what we've seen, it's the absurd and seemingly endless loading that people really hated.
Platinum Games says they want to do a sequel or a spin-off and if that's the case, they had better not let this happen again. If they don't wish to make a multiplatform title from the ground up, just make it exclusive. Seriously.
Related Game(s): Bayonetta
1/27/2010 10:36:51 AM Ben Dutka