I'm creating a species identification course that has about 100 species each with at least 4 slides that include video, photos, multiple layers that are triggered depending on the states of buttons and photos, and several links per slide pointing to other similar species. It currently has 162 slides and I anticipate reaching about 400-450 when all is said and done. I have seen a considerable increase in the time it takes for the preview to load and I'm starting to wonder if Articulate Storyline is the right tool for the job. I love the software and it has a ton of great uses in our program already and many more that we haven't put together yet, but before putting a couple hundred additional hours into this particular identification course, I'd like to know if it's going to be able to handle the fully complete version. The other option would be to create a website with everything and although I'm much more familiar with Articulate, I need to know if I'm wasting my time. If Articulate is likely to bog down more as I go or if it will freeze being overwhelmed with 450 slides of photos, videos, layers, and slide-jumping triggers, then I need to know so I can find another alternative for this particular course.
If it helps to answer this question, I'm using an Intel i5 2.7GHz processor with 8GB of RAM and plenty of space on the hard drive.