Go Make a Sandwich While DMC4 Installs on Your PS3
There’s been plenty of complaints over the past few days as word was spread that you’re required to install roughly 5GB of data on your hard drive the first time you boot up Devil May Cry 4 on PlayStation 3. Chris Kramer has posted on the Capcom US blog confirming that you do indeed need to install the files, but that it’s a one time thing that will yield “near-Super Nintendo speed load times.” And, as Kramer points out, anyone who has ever purchased a PC game before has been through this, and at least DMC4 offers a retelling of the story from the first three games.
Kramer facetiously suggests that while you wait for the game to load, if you’re not in the mood for backstory, go make a sandwich.
If you don’t want to watch the “Previously, on Devil May Cry…” portion of the install process, go make a sandwich and grab a soda, then come on back. You’re going to be spending some serious time with this game, and we don’t want you going hungry. Low blood sugar will make you dizzy and you’ll need to be focused like an Alan Parsons Project to defeat the enemies in this game.
Wah! The game takes 20 minutes to install the first time. Wah! Have you ever played a PC game? At least we aren’t making you shuffle multiple discs into a ROM drive, or continuously click “Yes!” on a series of endless Windows dialog boxes. Installing on a console may seem like a weird idea, but there’s a real benefit. Unreal Tournament also has an option to install files onto your PS3; I’ve done it and it makes a great game even better.
Honestly people, don’t complain about the need to install. Quick loads are absolutely heavenly, and it’s not like the files will be permanently ripped to your hard drive until the end of time.