I got the same issue with Wutangzra and Multiman. Tried mounting and direct boot, and cleared the system data. I assume it has something to do with trying to connect to EA's servers? IIRC it talks with EA before the main menu shows up. That could be the problem, not sure, but it is my best guess. I know for a fact it normally works offline, so might be compatability issue?
This is on a 60GB FAT BC NTSC BTW.
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