Battlefield 3 has major issues if you’re on a 4GB (or smaller) Xbox 360
I’m mainly a PC / PlayStation 3 gamer these days, but I feel really bad for no-hard drive Xbox 360 users right now. Battlefield 3 is my ‘shooter of the year’ so far due to it’s compelling gameplay and gorgeous sounds/graphics. I’d sing a different song if I had a new Xbox 360 Slim 4GB model or no hard drive at all.
If you managed to get the game and had etiquette space, you’re never going to see these low resolution effects. I’m didn’t know they existed until I read why people were hating on Battlefield 3, outside of the tools who think competition against Call of Duty is a bad thing. What you’re about to see is the difference between installed textures vs. streaming from the disc. It may hurt your eyes.
When I first saw a similar video on GamesRadar, I was really shocked – mostly by the fact that they’re selling systems still with a hard drive smaller than a SD card I have in my car’s DVD player. I didn’t think it was going to be that bad. But it’s almost like the textures never load into the game. They’re currently waiting on a reply from EA Games, so I’ll wait and see.