"Click or press any key to start" - WHY?

SheckyS
Level 4
4 months ago

This is a minor thing, but... why am I sitting around waiting and then pressing a key to start? What's the point of forcing me to press a key? Why doesn't the game just GO.

Several times I have been sitting here waiting for the game to finish loading and didn't even realize that it's waiting for me to press a key.

This manual step is just bad UI and makes no sense. :) 

Steve
Level 6
4 months ago

I actually would disagree but I think this is more of a personal preference thing and not a case of good / bad design.  Personally the load screen is when I run to the restroom or go grab a drink / snack, so I'm glad the game is waiting for me to get back and I know I won't miss anything.

Skryia
Level 8
4 months ago

The confirm dialogue is super hard to notice being tiny and at the bottom of the screen. I’d much rather it didn’t do this and just moved to the next place. I would think the game could just pause until you move the mouse or hit a key or something and that would address the “I use loading screens to run and grab snacks” scenario.

SheckyS
Level 4
4 months ago

I actually would disagree but I think this is more of a personal preference thing and not a case of good / bad design.  Personally the load screen is when I run to the restroom or go grab a drink / snack, so I'm glad the game is waiting for me to get back and I know I won't miss anything.

But, you could still do that. Nothing happens while you are away, Does it?

4 months ago

Ingame time does flow while you're away, unless you load into combat.

Personally, I love this feature. I can confidently step away while the game is loading and come back later. I hope all games had this.

SheckyS
Level 4
4 months ago

Perhaps it should be optional, then. :) 

Player333676
Level 13
3 months ago

I like it too. When I'm currently sneaking in the save, and the game finishes loading while I'm away, I don't want it to trigger combat.

3 months ago

I have been sitting at this screen a few times too.  It can be hard to notice...


I would prefer if the game would just load in.  Maybe load in but be paused..  But the game pause is much easier to tell.

IXI
Level 9
3 months ago

yes please either make the words very very big and in the middle [ and maybe even change the the loading screen graphics to make it even more obvious ] or better yet, just start the next bit and pause the game as others have pointed out.  i'm also hoping for the option to have loading screen be blank to save power, i would think that be the default but i realize most folk aren't that aware of their surroundings.  going black would help with some monitors but turning the monitor off would be the best all around.  just think solasta could market itself as the first environmentally friendly game.


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TomReneth
Level 11
3 months ago

I would prefer it to be optional and it should probably be redesigned to be more distinct on the loading screen.


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