GamesRadar - There's nothing like cracking open a new game, settling in for a nice gaming session… and then waiting hours upon hours for the game to start getting good. Games nowadays try to tell ambitious tales, but sometimes forget that they're also, you know, games--and all you want to do is play them.
Or sometimes you're able to jump right in, but the game just isn't fun until you've invested several hours trying to learn its structure or gaining the right items to make things interesting. Even the greatest games can take ages before it feels like your adventure has actually begun. Here are some of the worst offenders.