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IF IT'S BURNING, WELL, IT SURE AINT'T PARADISE...
on 6 February 2009
If the list of the Seven Deadly Sins were compiled today, make no mistake: trying to spread SecuROM would be one of them. Because it would combine Greed with Pride - not to mention Idiocy.
Does it protect against piracy? NO.
Pirate groups had cracked this even...before its official release. If I know this by simply using Google, you think EA geniuses may not? So, since it has nothing to do with protecting any Digital Rights from piracy, SecuROM is obviously NOT a DRM scheme.
Can anyone completely clean out SecuROM from one's system even after uninstalling the game it hitched a ride on? NO.
SecuROM will add irremovable folders and drivers that will keep running cloaked from your task manager and reporting to their mothership your computing habits - until you reformat all of your hard drives.
Can the game be installed without SecuROM? NO.
So rating badly a product with an unavoidable defect is more than fair. After all: had this being a coffeemaker that kept giving you electrical shock, would anyone ask to solely focus on the...taste of coffee it brewed?
On top of that, this a premium priced game - and yet it is only a rental. Its Limited Activations will run out in some months - and paying to phone EA and beg for more installations (which may or may not be granted) would be throwing good money after bad.
Unless one has a computer to ruin, avoid.