VaranDragon wrote on Aug 1, 2023, 09:56:
This means a LOT of art. music video, map etc. assets. 122GB is big but people forget that BG2 came out on like 5 or 6 CDs which was considered absolutely bonkers in size compared to pretty much any game out there ever made at the time.
VaranDragon wrote on Aug 1, 2023, 06:27:
Every single NPC that you can talk to in the game is voice acted. Think about that for a second. Supposedly there are over a 1000 of them in the game. I'd say 122Gb is pretty light, considering that fact.
phinn wrote on Aug 1, 2023, 09:29:
Install size sounds insane to me, I don't need any FMVs, or so much voice acting I like reading dialogue for RPGs, and I wonder if they could have used better texture compression with Gdeflate or something. Elden Ring is a masterpiece level 100+ hour APRG with online features and only about 50GB.
Nevertheless Nvme SSDs are cheap so doesn't matter. Whether it could have been 62GB or the 122GB count me in on a Day 1 purchase, been looking forward to this for years
JeffD wrote on Aug 1, 2023, 05:17:
not reading the article but I did just watch a gamespot video outlining all about it as I have not paid any attention to it. I have to say nothing about it looks like its worth a fraction of that 122gb. There is seriously something a little wrong with that. I imagine fans of the game will stomach such a bloated game for what looks to be a fairly unique experience. At first I was really wondering why the xbox version of the game was going to be LAST because of multiplayer performance issues but this and all the texture pop in I saw in the gamespot footage makes me think this game is going to be rife with performance issues. RIP budget PCs.
RogueSix wrote on Jul 31, 2023, 20:19:
Fuck this clickbait bullshit. It's really getting out of hand with this game. Every outlet wants their piece of the pie with the most ridiculous "articles" that no one gives a shit about. And PC Gamer out of all places is the LAST place that can afford to lose more sympathies. What a fucking rag it has become... yuck, disgusting...