Worried that God of War III's lack of PS3 install means that it'll suffer from horrendous load times? If Sony Santa Monica is to be believed, it won't have any. But it will have PSN Trophies, naturally.
When we reported that God of War III would forego the traditional PS3 hard drive installation, many of the responses seemed to be along the lines of "cool, but does this mean that we'll have tons of load times instead?"
"And since people asked: #GoW3 has seamless loading. No install, followed by 10+ hours of play uninterrupted by load screens!"
So, there won't be an installation, there won't be (obvious) load screens - most likely they'll just run in the background like the recent Darksiders - so what's the catch? This is all sounding a bit too good to be true: A game looks great, a game lacks any kind of installation other than for save games, and a game doesn't have any load times?
You're screwing with me, Sony Santa Monica. I bet I'm going to get GoW3 and start playing, and Kratos is going to pop out of the machine and kick me in the face, isn't he?
Oh, and in case you were curious about potential PSN Trophies, TheSixthAxis has the list:
* Mr. Hand
Discover the secret 'Hades Arm' room
* Hit Man
Perform a 1000-hit combo
* Rip One!
Rip apart 1 Olympus Sentry
* Nice Tan
Blind 100 enemies with the Head of Helios
* Obedience School
Deliver 50 kicks to Hounds
* It's getting hot in here...
Burn 100 enemies with the Bow of Apollo
* Souled Out
Summon every Soul with the Claws of Hades
* Bloody Hell
Cover Kratos in 500 buckets of blood by killing the enemies
* No Guts, No Glory
Gut 3 Centaur Generals
* Hitting Your Stride
Upgrade any weapon to the next level
* Eye Candy
Collect all of the Gorgon Eyes
* Feather Plucker
Collect all of the Phoenix Feathers
* Are You Horny to Win?
Collect all of the Minotaur Horns
* Maxed Out!
Completely upgrade all weapons
* Vengeance Complete
Beat the game
* Up to the Challenge
Beat the Challenge of Olympus
Beat Titan Mode
Collect all of the 'Godly Possessions'
There are also 18 secret trophies, sixteen of which are story-related and the other two of which are ... something.
God of War III is out this March.