Firstly, I had read that a Steam account was needed in order to play the game - but, once the account had been opened, I could hardly believe how long it took to load the actual game! 4 hours later, it was still loading.... really? In this day and age? It wasn't until the morning when I switched on the pc that I discovered why; somehow or other, McAfee had picked out a couple of viruses, most probably through the Steam account. I was not happy about this at all - but McAfee dealt with it efficiently! Consequently, the game loaded without event. However, it is rather irritating to have to sign in to an account every time someone wants to play the game..... especially when that someone is my 8 year old son, who wakes me at 6 am for the password..............!
PS He loves the game - but prefers to play when his best friend is here (and no, I'm not going to get HIM at 6am!)