QUOTE(grim_d @ Jul 26 2007, 01:36 PM)
DL dvd is 8.5gb. do the math that's 5.88 dvd's into one DL DB, round it up to 6, hence, absolute worst case scenario, 6 dvd's.
And if you are too lazy to get up to change a disc once in ~20 hours, well that speaks for itself.
on a side note, i've made my feelings perfectly clear on how awesome that box set would be.
No, that's not actually the worst case at all. Each disk would have to have redundant data.... the engine itself, AI routines, some textures, sounds, etc, etc... A lot of stuff has to be duplicated for a game on multiple discs.
As for changing discs, yeah, it's not a big deal for the occasional game, but given the choice, I think pretty much anyone would choose 1 disc over multiple... that's not even debatable. Where is does get debatable is the added cost of the BR drive, but no one can deny the usefulness of the extra space.