I would never consider suicide but the 1 hour install of the FFXI beta for the Xbox 360 sure gave me a lot of time to contemplate my options. Thankfully, I had the 15 minutes of pre-registration to get me ready for the main event. The 15 minutes of post-registration was almost a welcome sight after watching that progress bar for so long (only 57 minutes to go!).
The best part about the time I invested today is that I never actually got a chance to play the game. Come to think of it, I’m not really certain I’ve completed the installation quite yet.
I remember the installation of this game on the PS2. I thought the game came pre-installed on that hard drive. But it took over 2 hours BEFORE downloading the updates. I guess all the power of the 360 hasn’t changed the game much. I’ll pass on this one.
Yeah, setup takes forever. Once it’s over, all is well. I knew it would be lengthy and take up an entire night so I planned for that. I watched the Flyers game while it went through all the gyration and downloading and whatnot.