This is another fine example of why Microsoft needs to figure out some way to get larger capacity discs for the Xbox 360.
Bioware's highly anticipated Mass Effect 2 has been announced to span over two discs. While PC gamers can just do the two disc install, Xbox 360 owners will need to swap out the discs which could lead to scratches and dirty discs.
Apparently, the moment in the game where the disc swap is needed has been carefully integrated and will not interfere with the gameplay, but that still isn't going to help me avoid any damage to my discs.
According to BioWare’s Chris Priestly’s post on the game’s official forums “Even though there is a disc swap, it occurs at a carefully planned place in the game (that does not interfere with gameplay) and is done once,” Priestly explained and then went on to reassure that “You do not swap back and forth. 1 swap and then done.”
Well, at least it isn't as bad as Lost Odyssey and Star Ocean 4 which came in a set of 4 DVDs each, both of which were terribly packaged in my opinion.
12/05/09 Colton West