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Horizon Forbidden West on PS5 Loads So Fast the Devs Had To Make It Slower so You Can Read the Gameplay Tips

Its pretty simple, load the game instantly, and give player an option to skip the tip with a button press. Problem solved, everyone is happy.
 
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Doczu

Member
The salt in this thread is hilarious. Buy a ps5 and horizon, people, there’s no need to be salty.
I might have bought a PS5 if i wouldn't have to camp on 15 sites hoping i'll get a console at store price, even from legit stores. They bundle it with crappy games, shitty movies, slap a 50% higher price on it and call it a day.
No amount of fast SSD loading gonna make me sell a kidney to have one.

Oh and Horizon is just your standard open world game, i can play a dozen other Sony or Ubisoft titles and have the same itch scratched 🤷🏻‍♂️
 

Swift_Star

Member
I might have bought a PS5 if i wouldn't have to camp on 15 sites hoping i'll get a console at store price, even from legit stores. They bundle it with crappy games, shitty movies, slap a 50% higher price on it and call it a day.
No amount of fast SSD loading gonna make me sell a kidney to have one.

Oh and Horizon is just your standard open world game, i can play a dozen other Sony or Ubisoft titles and have the same itch scratched 🤷🏻‍♂️
So salty. 🤣
 

Swift_Star

Member
Wtf is this thread? Bunch of people bitching about absolutely nothing like a bunch of school girls.
This thread is this:

Honestly, it’s hilarious. That wasn’t at all the reaction I was expecting when I first entered the thread.
 

NEbeast

Member
I mean if you don't know how to play "Current Year Open World Tower Climb Collect-Them-All Best Game Ever Till The Next Same On™"
then you should give up your gamer license and resuest a perm-ban on GAF
"Gamer license"
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You can turn it off If you want. There is nothing wrong with keeping them for people who might need them. Not everyone is on your pro gamer level, sir.
 

Gamerguy84

Member
The 13 second load time with hints is a non issue, the fix is more of a lifehack thing.

It loads extremely fast with hints off though, very impressive.
 

RoadHazard

Gold Member
If that's true, it's the dumbest shit I've ever heard. Native PS5 games shouldn't have loading screens at all, there should just be a quick fade-out-fade-in. Put your gameplay tips in a help menu or whatever.

Edit: Ok, good that this can be disabled. But are there still 13s load times? There really shouldn't be if this is truly a PS5 engine. But it's not I guess.
 
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Swift_Star

Member
If that's true, it's the dumbest shit I've ever heard. Native PS5 games shouldn't have loading screens at all, there should just be a quick fade-out-fade-in. Put your gameplay tips in a help menu or whatever.

Edit: Ok, good that this can be disabled. But are there still 13s load times? There really shouldn't be if this is truly a PS5 engine. But it's not I guess.
The games should have whatever the devs want the games to have.
 

NEbeast

Member
If that's true, it's the dumbest shit I've ever heard. Native PS5 games shouldn't have loading screens at all, there should just be a quick fade-out-fade-in. Put your gameplay tips in a help menu or whatever.

Edit: Ok, good that this can be disabled. But are there still 13s load times? There really shouldn't be if this is truly a PS5 engine. But it's not I guess.
Fuck everyone who might need those tips, amrite? Jesus, grow the fuck up. So many assholes are acting like everyone who plays this game should know exactly how the game works. It's embarrassing.
 

RoadHazard

Gold Member
Fuck everyone who might need those tips, amrite? Jesus, grow the fuck up. So many assholes are acting like everyone who plays this game should know exactly how the game works. It's embarrassing.

The game should teach you those things through gameplay, not through loading screen tips. If you have to artificially prolong your loading screens to teach players important things (or even have them at all even they're not actually needed), you should rethink how your game is designed.
 

Swift_Star

Member
Like all products it should be tailored to what the consumer wants. Are consumers asking for tips in loading screens? Or are they asking for them to be integrated elsewhere in the game?

I could give a fuck less what the developers want.
They said they have data that shows the players like the tips. So, they’re right and you’re wrong. You’re always free to not play the games. The developers are free to do whatever they want, this is called artistic expression and free speech. Are you against those or are you just an entitled child? 🙃
I disabled the tips btw because I don’t need them but I’m not a whiny infant to cry over this and make fake outrage like you and others are doing ITT.
 
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RoadHazard

Gold Member
This is so stupid. It's an optional accessibility feature. Get over it.

It's enabled by default though.

But I wrote my first reply before I knew what this actually was. The thread title and first post make it sound like the game actually slows down the loading to show the tips, whereas I now understand that's not really the case.

I still maintain that proper next-gen releases shouldn't have loading screens at all though. Was Demon's Souls Remake a worse game because it didn't show item descriptions during loading screens? No, it was much better for it. Just a quick fade is so much nicer. This game should be doing that too, and the fact that it seems to be made with slow loading in mind clearly indicates that this is a PS4 game up-ported to PS5 rather than the other way around.
 
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Topher

Gold Member
It's enabled by default though.

Some may like the tips and won’t know that they are there if disabled by default. Those who are annoyed by it can turn it off.

Why is this a problem?

And what is truly amazing is the fact that no one would have noticed if the dev had not said anything.

As Ass of Can Whooping Ass of Can Whooping said, get over it and play the game.
 
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Swift_Star

Member
Some may like the tips and won’t know that they are there if disabled by default. Those who are annoyed by it can turn it off.

Why is this a problem?

And what is truly amazing is the fact that no one would have noticed if the dev had not said anything.

As Ass of Can Whooping Ass of Can Whooping said, get over it and play the game.
Honestly, some people are looking for any excuse whatsoever to shit on HFW. It’s almost like they have an ulterior motive to try and undermine the universal appraisal and success this game is getting. I wonder why is this happening. Would you know? 🤔
 

RoadHazard

Gold Member
Some may like the tips and won’t know that they are there if disabled by default. Those who are annoyed by it can turn it off.

Why is this a problem?

And what is truly amazing is the fact that no one would have noticed if the dev had not said anything.

As Ass of Can Whooping Ass of Can Whooping said, get over it and play the game.

I think my main issue is that the game really shouldn't have visible loading screens at all. It only does because it's really a PS4 game at its core.

Honestly, some people are looking for any excuse whatsoever to shit on HFW. It’s almost like they have an ulterior motive to try and undermine the universal appraisal and success this game is getting. I wonder why is this happening. Would you know? 🤔

If you're suggesting I'm anti-Sony or whatever that says more about you than me. I have a PS5 and a Switch, no Xbox or gaming PC. You can be critical of decisions made without being a console warrior.
 
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In relation to whether the tips should be on or off by default.
Clearly these tips are not made for the majority of people who come to this sort of place but the first game sold over 20 million copies and what people in places like this think are absolutely meaningless in terms where those numbers come from. That was the first game in a brand new IP and now Horizon is very much a well known entity so it would be a surprise if it didn't end up expanding the user base into people who have never even heard of this place and may never even look at the options in any game.
For me, the first thing I do when I play a game is sort out what I'm doing with my options and this was something that I switched off but I certainly have no issues with having to do that. I'm sure some will say that people should always go into the menus to switch things like this off if they want to but that could always be countered with the fact people should always go into the menus to switch things like this on if they want to.
Just having a quick look on YouTube now it seems pretty clear that many of the people playing the first game recently just play as the game comes out of the box rather than going into the options as I would.
I have no issues with developers having things like this on by default as they may help some people who don't play every game that's released. It would certainly bother me if this wasn't optional. 🤷‍♂️
 

Nickolaidas

Member
Or ...

OR ...

ORRRR ...

You can have the option to have the 'hint text' stay on the screen while you start playing for five seconds, if the dev feels the player should read them.
 

Synless

Member
They said they have data that shows the players like the tips. So, they’re right and you’re wrong. You’re always free to not play the games. The developers are free to do whatever they want, this is called artistic expression and free speech. Are you against those or are you just an entitled child? 🙃
I disabled the tips btw because I don’t need them but I’m not a whiny infant to cry over this and make fake outrage like you and others are doing ITT.
First you dip shit, I made a comment, I’m not in here blowing up the thread with a tantrum of my “fake outrage”. Quit trying to read more into my comment than what the intent was.

Second, I didn’t say what their data showed, I made a comment that is what it SHOULD be based off and not their decision as a developer on their own. which was the only intent of my comment. The second part is my personal opinion on the matter as a consumer.

If their data says the majority of people in their focus testing liked it, great. The question I have is did they just ask them if they like tips in the loading screen or did they say hey, these tips come at the cost of faster loading times, do you still like them or should they be somewhere else also that’s easily accessible? Those questions matter and the way you ask them matter.
 

Swift_Star

Member
First you dip shit, I made a comment, I’m not in here blowing up the thread with a tantrum of my “fake outrage”. Quit trying to read more into my comment than what the intent was.

Second, I didn’t say what their data showed, I made a comment that is what it SHOULD be based off and not their decision as a developer on their own. which was the only intent of my comment. The second part is my personal opinion on the matter as a consumer.

If their data says the majority of people in their focus testing liked it, great. The question I have is did they just ask them if they like tips in the loading screen or did they say hey, these tips come at the cost of faster loading times, do you still like them or should they be somewhere else also that’s easily accessible? Those questions matter and the way you ask them matter.
Why did you feel the need to call me “dip shit”?
Why are you so salty and angry over this? Get help, dude, this is not healthy.
What the devs think>what you think.
Don’t play the game and stop crying.
 
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DaGwaphics

Member
The default setting there is a choice, you've got to give them that. If they'd done the RE remakes they would have kept the door/stair animations for the artistic value.
 

mckmas8808

Mckmaster uses MasterCard to buy Slave drives
The salt in this thread is hilarious. Buy a ps5 and horizon, people, there’s no need to be salty.

We are in a new age of cry baby fanboys. It's incredible. You're right through, no need to be salty. Especially not when reading this thread's headline.
 
How did this get to the 3rd page? You can either enable the loading screens or disable them. How did this generated all these discussions?

Especially since it’s in the OT now. I guess some are just reading the headline and nothing more. Then there’s some that are just looking for something to shit on.
 

SlimySnake

Member
Honestly this is just plain dumb.

Why brag about the loading speeds if you're going to bottle neck it so that people can have enough time to read something they're not going to read?
Read the thread. There is an option to put you right into the game without having to read or press anything.
 
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