Recently UBISOFT has released a number of games with minimal or no DRM nonsense. Is this the other half of the experiment, where a game sold consists mostly of...DRM?
Once installed, STEAM hunts for an internet connection. If it is successful it automatically downloads advertisements and updates for both your STEAM-activated games and STEAM itself. If it fails to connect to its mothership, it offers you the option to restart in the offline mode - which, for me, it works about 25-30% of the times.
STEAMed games become worthless the moment they are activated as they cannot be transferred to another user, in other words they cannot be gifted or sold second-hand. Having our paid for games stolen-back from us by STEAM and its fickle offline nature are the two main reasons I hate it (others include snooping on us and reporting back to its occasional masters and. If, like me, you thought it could not become any worse than that, guess again. UBISOFT made sure to prove us wrong.
Games that require activation never actually become yours to keep as the possibility of you replaying it in the future depends on the existence of the original publisher and him willing to allow you to do so (both major doubts!).
Now, having to stay online all the time to play even a Single Player session is an idiotic requirement. Apparently UBISOFT considers legitimate buyers to be thieves, has us jumping through hoops to prove we are not and even prevents us from using the product we paid for whenever we cannot get online.
Pirates, of course, have nothing to complain about, as I just googled it and the game has already been cracked!
Way to go UBISOFT! Even from my orbit I can detect the implosion sounds and see the debris oil-slick.
This sub is dead.