As my title of this review says, I did really want to enjoy this game more than I have been. I know it was a flagship title and is bound to show it's age by now, (although other games like GoW are still outstanding by today's standards), but the constant loading times really interrupt the whole experience. It looks good, but every time you open a door it can take up to 15 seconds to load, and there are a lot of doors to open! Also, when moving around the game world, particularly on horseback, the constantly recycled landscape has to load about every 30 seconds. It is very frustrating. The actual gameplay is very open ended, and you could play for 100 hours without even doing the main quest, but locating a new cave or fort/ruin every couple of hundred yards soon gets tiresome as they begin to all look the same. The only thing that changes is the enemies as you level-up. I may be being harsh, and perhaps at the time it deserved the high scores it got, but I cannot rate this game that highly compared to the current quality of other releases. Too many techincal issues do unfortunately spoil this. I'm not sure if installing it on the HD would make a difference to load times, but having bought the 4gb HD model I do not have the room for it, so cannot say...maybe someone else could clarify that?