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Gameloft needs better game compression?

07-12-2010, 07:29 AM
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Gameloft needs better game compression?

What do you guys think of Gameloft games filesize? I think it's ridiculous. Similar games with more content and depth are often way smaller in size.

Example:
Asphalt 5 - 245mb
Real Racing - 138mb
Need For Speed Undercover - 94.7mb

Since most of their games have dropped to $0.99 now, I find myself taking them pretty lightly like cheap throwaway comic books. Bought them, played them for a few minutes then deleted them to make space and never touched them again.

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07-12-2010, 07:30 AM
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True. Also, they need better games.

07-12-2010, 08:30 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by don_k View Post
What do you guys think of Gameloft games filesize? I think it's ridiculous. Similar games with more content and depth are often way smaller in size.

Example:
Asphalt 5 - 245mb
Real Racing - 138mb
Need For Speed Undercover - 94.7mb

Since most of their games have dropped to $0.99 now, I find myself taking them pretty lightly like cheap throwaway comic books. Bought them, played them for a few minutes then deleted them to make space and never touched them again.
While your at it here is an other 1 Driver 404MB
07-12-2010, 08:53 AM
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I say nay, compression is nice for those with 8gb iDevices but with compression comes mega increases to loading times and subpar performance in games that needs to access the data all the time. I don't know if xenome is compressed but if it is that would explain the jarate poor performance. If not imagine how even more jarate poor it would be!
07-12-2010, 09:29 AM
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I agree with the first poster 110%! Prince of Persia is over 500 MB. Most of their games have 1 min or so movies at the beginning that could be done away with. I'd rather get straight into the game.
07-12-2010, 09:55 AM
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To be fair, Driver and Prince of Persia were PS1/2 ports; not much they could do there in terms of filesize.
07-12-2010, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Balu` View Post
True. Also, they need better games.
I agree, I like some of their games, but not all.
07-12-2010, 10:22 AM
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You can't really expect their games to be like 50 mb, so I always make sure i only have a maximum of 3 of their games at a time to not take up too much space
07-12-2010, 11:46 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by don_k View Post
What do you guys think of Gameloft games filesize? I think it's ridiculous. Similar games with more content and depth are often way smaller in size.

Example:
Asphalt 5 - 245mb
Real Racing - 138mb
Need For Speed Undercover - 94.7mb

Since most of their games have dropped to $0.99 now, I find myself taking them pretty lightly like cheap throwaway comic books. Bought them, played them for a few minutes then deleted them to make space and never touched them again.
I agree with this 1000% ... The bigger the file, the quicker I want to get through it and delete.

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07-12-2010, 12:29 PM
#10
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Houston/Austin, TX
Posts: 13,251
when i see an update out that just "fixes a bug" or "optimizes gameplay" for a gameloft game, i just want to kill myself.