It seems like with modern systems it's just taking longer and longer to get to the games. Will we ever get back to having system with instant start up times?
I guess this is yet another reason to love classic gaming.
It is not as fast as NES, obviously, but still kinda nice.
Sadly, I don't see this going away. With discs, it's just not possible (unless the company really puts time into it). Even with downloads, everything needs to load off the hard drive, and hard drives are just big discs. Maybe flash memory, once it gets cheap enough.
Still, I miss instant start up times of classic games. I remember thinking GTA 3 had really long start up times but at least you could start the system right away. I guess this is just one of the costs of making affordable, more powerful consoles. At least trhe 3DS is pretty darn qucik.
Though I know what you mean. Cartridge systems were like, you wanna play a game here I am! I miss those days....
Instant start up times unfortunately probably aren't ever going to happen with discs, that's just the reality of the format. I'm perfectly fine with intro screens and whatnot as long as I can skip them, I don't need instant start-ups.
Commodore 64 games were notoriously bad in regards to loading times, they often took several minutes to start-up.