Unreal Tournament 2004

I’ve been meaning to write this for a while.
Unreal Tournament 2004 is a great game. It plays fine with just about everything visual maxed. The game plays and feel just like Unreal Tournament. It looks great, sounds great, and is a lot of fun. What’s new from UT (I haven’t played UT2003) are teams and credits. Every match has an entry fee and a prize. Also, you must hire team members to fight on your side. New team members may be acquired by challenging other teams. It’s pretty cool.
I have ran into a problem with the game. It seems to take about 20 minutes to load a map. My HDD access lights stop, and the game basically freezes. At this time, I am also unable to alt-tab out. Once the map loads, the game plays fine. However, the second map I play won’t load at all. I have to quit and reopen the game. Of course, this makes it so I don’t play very often. I don’t know what’s causing this glitch.