Yeah, and they never bothered to make it multi-threaded. So even people who have a bazillion cores get to wait for that crude hash check to finish
Well Crysis Wars supports up to 4 cores, and it's optimised for Intel hyper threading technology AFAIK, so any Intel I5 or I7 with 4 cores should be OK for this game.
Other than getting a new proc, loading it on to a SSD drive does wonders.
I have a Crucial MX100 (256Gb), AMD 1090t 6 core OCd@3.8 Ghz, GTX 480 and it still takes 15-20 seconds to load.
An SSD helps, but the CPU is still important.
Intel Core 2 CPUs are old, and they don't even have hyper threading, which helps a lot in this game.
A friend of mine got an i7-5930, (and ssd ofc), and it takes about 5-8 secs to load for him...