I’ve said before that I’m not much of a gamer, but there are some retro games like Sonic that tickle that reminiscing part of my brain and make me get a bit warm and fuzzy. So when XBox 360 owners started making happy noises about a new version for the Microsoft console, I was expecting to hear contented sighs and squeals about timeless gameplay. Well, maybe there are some sighs, but they’re seemingly being greatly delayed by the achingly slow load times.
Ouch. It’s not just the initial loading – which you could always avoid by leaving the room and making yourself a small meat pie – it’s the in-game pauses that are killers. Poor show, Sega.