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1.0 out of 5 stars Oh dear...., 28 Oct. 2011
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This review is from: Battlefield 3 - Limited Edition (PC DVD) (DVD-ROM)
Not one to usually give reviews but, unfortunately, the issues with this game are so outrageous that I decided to make an exception. Firstly, as others have already mentioned, the terms and conditions seem to state that EA can basically see what you get up to on your own PC by installing what may as well be spy-ware. I find this to be very intrusive and a breach of personal privacy. What is even more worrying is that EA have been allowed to do such a thing! Furthermore, the fact that Origin has to be installed to play I also feel is unfair and very anti-competitive, how long before Origin is the only source of games and you have to pay the price EA sets through the Origin store to get this game?!

Despite the issues mentioned above, I wasn't aware of these until I had already installed the game and that leads on to the next problem - in my case it is completely unplayable! After successfully installing the game twice (as it wasn't working I uninstalled and reinstalled yet achieved nothing)and a PC capable of running the game, I have yet to experience any of this game. I have been unable to connect to any server for multiplayer or even play single player as both of these options are launched through a web based system which seems to be suffering from many problems, in my case the game launcher gets stuck on initialising and in effect freezing the launcher). Having looked through the forums on said system, I am not alone with my issues. The forums are flooded with angry gamers like myself, who have been unable to play this game in any capacity. To add insult to injury, EA and DICE haven't even seemed to acknowledge the problem and have offered no solutions themselves, at least that I could find and I have been trying to sort this for 3 hours as I type this, as well as joing a petition on the forums demanding EA/DICE to acknowledge these problems - bear in mind the game has been out since Monday in the US and many people there are still on the forums with problems as well.

Uterly disgusting behaviour on their part. Instead of spending the fortune they did on advertising and songs by Jay-z, perhaps they shoudld of spent that money on trying to develop and release a quality product! Cannot express how angry I am and have uninstalled Battlefield and Origin and will avoid at it at all costs in the future, it is time EA realised that we, the consumer, deserve to be treated with some respect!
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Initial post: 29 Oct 2011 10:09:16 BDT
DavesTheName says:
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Posted on 29 Oct 2011 10:35:31 BDT
USER_457 says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 29 Oct 2011 11:44:36 BDT
Jamie says:
My logic is perfectly reasonable, I purchase a game to find out that, through no fault of my own, that I cannot play it. Therefor it doesn't fufil it's purpose and it deserves a star review...

Posted on 29 Oct 2011 13:44:29 BDT
Mark Norbury says:
I think I had the same problem with the beta if your on windows vista you need to update the service back to the latest addition to play and install some drivers. look it up on google might be able to fix the problem

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Oct 2011 15:22:00 BDT
Last edited by the author on 29 Oct 2011 15:38:54 BDT
DeputyDawg says:
These are customer reviews, not game reviews. Jamie is perfectly entitled to base his review on any aspect of his customer experience in the purchase of this product, such as value for money, delivery time, functionality of the product, customer service, etc.
The majority of reviewers of this product are not satisfied with its functionality due to the presence of Origin. Their belief on purchase was that they were buying a game, not giving some peeping tom the right to snoop and steal private information at will. In Jamie's case the product does not function at all.
DavesTheName is the one who is tragically devoid of logic and will swallow any corporate BS.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Mar 2012 16:40:11 GMT
MarcoDinos says:
Just because you don't agree doesn't mean it's a terrible review...

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jun 2012 23:54:09 BDT
Gadget Guy says:
If it is unfit for purpose and if the seller sold this game is in the uk then you can demand a refund.
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