Bayonetta PS3 Port’s Dire Loading Finally Patched


Bayonetta’s pathetic PS3 port has become somewhat less pathetic with the news that Sega has decided to patch in HDD installation, three months after release, and after previously denying that it could fix load times, although the port will still be stuck with comparatively bad graphics.


The patch is to be made available online for the PS3 version on the 28th.

Witness testimony to the game’s notorious slowness on the PS3:

Just why they could not include this simple and otherwise all but ubiquitous “feature” at release may go down as one of the great unsolved mysteries of game development and porting.

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    Avatar of A_Moose
    Comment by A_Moose
    14:48 27/01/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Am I the only one who didn't give a fuck about the loading times?

    The game runs smoothly, looks great, and it's fun to play. I don't understand why people have been throwing shitfits just because it takes a couple seconds for the menu to pop up or because it takes 15 seconds to load a level from scratch.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Play Tekken 6 on the PS3 and then try saying you don't give a fuck about loading times.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Game runs smoothly ?? :} Isee that you need to play the same game but on x360 to see what smooth play means :] .

    Comment by Anonymous

    If the loading times were even across all platforms, nobody would care. But when an inferior port is made on another system, then all hell breaks loose. Considering that a system is a costly investment, I'm not surprised. Who'd want to find out that their port of the game is inferior after already spending hundreds of dollars, and then a further 50-60 dollars on a game only to find out it's not as great as it is on another system?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:33 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    "Pathetic?" What is this, Kindergarten? You make it look like it's the worst thing to happen to gaming-industry, ever.

    Sure, the loading-times are annoying but that doesn't take THAT much from the game. If you can't look behind such petty things, that's pretty bad.

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    Comment by akuma2002
    20:38 27/01/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Oh, that's a good thing^^ But to be honest, i'm not really annoyed by the loadings in the game. More than a decade ago, psone games were that slow too, and (almost) nobody complained about it...

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    Comment by Riiku
    23:56 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Quote: "Just why they could not include this simple and otherwise all but ubiquitous “feature” at release may go down as one of the great unsolved mysteries of game development and porting."

    No, it's nothing like a mistery. There is a perfect word to describe the issue: dumbshitness!

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    Comment by drunkspiderman667
    15:01 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    i dont understand why all games, even if there a multi plat dont get a HD install. it just dosent make any sense to me. devs act like its hard and all a HD install is really good for is taking the information off the disk so it can be accessed faster. im sorry but thats not hard to do its just devs have become very very lazy for this gen of games.

    Comment by Anonymous

    On the flip side, why do all PC games absolutely require an install. Can't some of them just run from the disk? I'm sure they could.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:56 30/01/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Because when it's installed on a HDD you'll get a lot faster access times than on a DVD. This equals a better performing game without straining memory too much (having to load the items to RAM constantly, with a HDD you can remove a lot of the items from RAM again after use because it can be easily and quickly reloaded from the HDD).

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:36 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    When he switched to the 360, my heart was racing because I was SURE it would RROD.

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    Comment by Dvv
    19:24 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You DO know RROD is rare now on the newer versions right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:02 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    pathetich ps3 port?

    Lol, webmaster, your brain has failed

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:22 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agree, stop the bashing. NOW. THAT'S AN ORDER!
    Please, really stop. Was funny like 1024 posts-about-load-time-in-Bayonetta ago but now is boring and annoying.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:33 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm still waiting for any Mass Effect 2 posts...

    I want to see what this site can complain about this one.

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    Comment by Min
    23:33 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You probably won't see any coverage, since it's not Japanese.

    If it was covered, people would complain because it's not Japanese.

    But if you want valid complaints, there's the boring, repetitive character designs, shoehorning first person shooter gameplay into an RPG, short main campaign, predictable and uninteresting plot...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:29 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Holy shit... I had no idea the problem was this bad.

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    Comment by gpturismo
    23:52 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    One of the few games I kept my 360 for besides GoW2. ME2 is running nicely on my PC O:-)

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:56 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    360 will still be ahead on a harddisk install unfortunately. The comparison was on an uninstalled 360.

    If we're concerned about the relative load times rather then absolute load times, the PS3 version will not have solved the problem.

    I didn't actually time it accurately, but i'm confident on 4-6s loads per level.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:09 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Still hideous no matter how many times I see this wench everywhere.

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    Comment by Artefact

    Her character design is pretty unsightly really.

    Excessively long legs, breasts which look like they were copied from some cheap Valley strumpet's implants, and a severe case of microcephaly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:04 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think her design was made like that on purpos

    I mean, I've played the game, and NONE of it is made to make any sense

    all for fun, and the character is just as ridiculous

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    Comment by Myballz
    04:15 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The game is selling well enough that It doesn't matter if Jenna Jamerson.

    Comment by H-Ero
    16:41 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think she looks like a pornstar, which I find very unattractive. I've got no problem with sexy looking characters but I can't stand it when they're designed to look like a typical pornstar. I really can't understand how so many guys can say she looks hot when she looks like some plastic whore.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:26 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    whatever pornstars you've been looking at, i want their names

    I have seen no one as sexy as bayonetta

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:37 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They're called Ladyboys. Look'em up.
    Need proof they're more attractive than normal women? Lady GaGa, look her up.

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    Comment by Akumaten
    15:16 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ OP pic
    that is an understatment

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    Comment by Elle Lowel
    14:29 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Eeeh, seriously?! Easy Mode!? Gross! Only children play Easy Mode. Hahahahaha!!

    Sorry couldn't resist doing the touhou. Anyway, yeah.. kinda sucks that the PS3 loads horridly.

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    Comment by Myballz
    17:18 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I played it on Normal in my Xbox 360.

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    Comment by Zavalix
    14:10 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ... eh?, what?, patch?, sorry, I was distracted with the 2d cosplaying, yeah.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:18 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    First comment... Yay. <3

    Hmmmm... Thats a real big difference between the Xbox 360 and PS3; however, I don't care about the loading times basically... And I have a PS3, which I use the loading times as 2 or 5 minute breaks to get a beverage, take a leak, etc... etc...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:19 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol. They beat you to it.

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    Comment by BlaqCat
    14:23 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow. Well that's pretty good news, though it's funny how quickly SEGA got this patch done (after a cliam that it wouldn't/couldn't be done.

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    Comment by onitake
    23:33 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    they only claimed improving the graphics is impossible, i think.

    but good news, still.
    i think it's time to get a ps3 now, with the geohot hack out and all. just don't buy a slim, you need otheros support to run the exploit. at least for now.

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    Comment by Y10NRDY
    15:28 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    wowww... so let me thank SC and the creator of this video for helping inform my decision of which version to buy. this is crucial stuff.

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    Comment by Tateha
    17:21 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    cool, maybe now the game is worth picking up, that is of course, once it shows up in the bargain bid a few years from now or until they release a "perfect" upgraded version somewhere down the road for the ps3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:08 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    for this game 360 is better , in FHD ... not like ps3.

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    Comment by Rekcah
    14:08 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That is amazing difference between those consoles.
    I hope they fix that problem of "loading".

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    Comment by loli-kun
    15:04 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anyone who claims they weren't bothered by the loading times (look @ some of the comments below) are idiots.

    If you even made an effort to do Platinum / PP runs, I'm sure the loading times become a pain in the ass considering this game consists of a ton of cutscenes.

    For the fortunate few who do not have Bayonetta for PS3, to skip cutscenes, you basically have to pause the game then skip. Sounds simple? It's actually more like:

    Loading -> Cutscene begins -> Press Start -> Loading -> Start Menu Appears -> Skip -> More Loading

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    Comment by DieHardjagged
    17:23 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Obviously some one NEVER played Resident Evil Outbreak, you fucking idiot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:52 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why would you even play a shitty game like that? OH WOW! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:23 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shitty games are fun.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:43 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    FAIL, you can skip cutscenes by pressing R2+Select.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:50 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You can use R2+Select to skip cutscenes.

    Loading -> Cutscene begins -> Press R2+Select -> More Loading

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:10 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    sometimes we play the same chapter for multiple times to farm some money like the case of chapter 11
    Why would we want to watch the scenes for 10 times?
    Well, here, the loading would really suck

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:23 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its not about the throwing off groove and focus.

    Simply put people are getting sore asses from riding a car that have square wheels when they know round ones do better.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:43 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.

    Why are we skipping cut scenes again?
    Does no one REALLY care about story anymore?
    Even if they load the last cutscene that you when through, if you liked the game, shouldn't you NOT care?

    Also, whining about not being about to skip the Company Logo is just being a whiny douchebag.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:30 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The loading is a bitch, there's no need to deny it.

    But if less then ten seconds is enough to throw you off your groove and off your focus...

    Damn, you suck. (And yes, I imagine there's going to be a lot of offended players here who aren't quite so capable who'll have fun smacking me with -. Go ahead, your choice.)

    Comment by Anonymous

    4 minutes to launch the game on PS3, while only 1 minute on XBOX 360. There's some real fucking problem! The patch is only for correcting the shit?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Can't you fools see the big picture? PS3 cares about the players more. During the loading phrase you can jack off and nut to Bayonetta. Giving the players 100% of enjoyment. Sony cares about its owners and want to give us full pleasure. Hahaha...!

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    Comment by TehBoringOne
    23:29 27/01/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    if you are a premature ejaculator that gets off in that amount of time, then that's good for you.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Ah, that would explain why the PS3 doesn't have an install to HD option for all games, unlike the 360!

    Bayonetta has the apparently one-handed Very Easy Automatic mode though, so 360 players get a chance to fap as well.

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