Post Dead Space 2 and L.A. Noire, which featured two and three DVDs respectively, I had started to wonder if we'd finally hit that phase of the 360s lifespan that I always assumed we'd hit — the disc swapping era. With that in mind, I'd sort of just expected that Skyrim, which looks set to feature a huge amount of content, would be a multi-disc game — but it isn't!
If anything it probably shows just how ignorant I am about precisely what takes up lots of storage space and what doesn't. I would never have expected Dead Space 2 to require two discs, for example, but it totally does.
That being said - what are your thoughts on disc swapping? I remember when I was a kid, Monkey Island 2 had 11 discs. Does anyone remember the part where Largo LeGrande spat onto the wall, and you literally had to swap discs as the saliva was flying through the air? Kids these days! They don't know how good they've got it!
In a strange way I found swapping discs in L.A. Noire a bit rewarding, almost as though I'd just finished a chapter in a book. There was that warm, fuzzy feeling of progression as I peeled my buttcheeks off my sofa and walked towards the 360. Man, I get nostalgic about the most stupid things.
Does disc swapping bother you folks?