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Avoid at all costs,
This review is from: Assassin's Creed II (PC) (Video Game)The game itself might be good. I don't know; I couldn't tell. I can't play.
I have a pretty poor internet connection, and this game requires a good one to work. Continuously; if your line sometimes fails, even for a few seconds, you're kicked out.
Worse, eventually Ubisoft will no longer bother to keep their servers up. Either because they're bankrupt, or because they've released Assassin's Creed 2012 and want you to buy that instead. At this point, you will no longer be able to play, ever.
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Initial post: 6 Mar 2010 10:50:28 GMT
Mr. Bruce Collie says:
They have said they will release a patch when/if they shutdown their servers
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2010 15:18:07 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Mar 2010 15:18:24 GMT
Companies that go under do not...stick around to develop, distribute and support patches for products they have already sold (and whose rights most probably, by then, will belong to their creditors).
UBISOFT decided, once more, to give in to its executives' uncontrollable greed. They are trying to sell at full price a game that essentially will be rented for a limited time - and one will ALWAYS have to get permission to play even a single player game.
Due to very limited demand, the price has already dropped by 30%. In some weeks it will be clearance-bin fodder, together with similar DRM-ruined games.
Thank you for the warning SVEIN.
Posted on 8 Mar 2010 08:27:38 GMT
Mr. Hamish M. Lewis Reid says:
God your stupid if you think it's because of greed.
Modern Warfare 2, the most pre-ordered and highest selling game of last year...
Assassin's Creed 2 on the consoles was number 2.
MW2 got pirated over five million times,
over 4.5 million on the pc, so it's because of pirates not because they want to stop you from playing the game.
Stop thinking companies owe you, they build the game, you buy, thats it, end of.
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Mar 2010 19:28:21 GMT
C. Brodie says:
And they know this how? Assuming their estimate of 5 million is right which I doubt, MW2 was still the best selling item on amazon last year. They made millions out of it. Do you think every game pirated is a game revenue lost? It isnt. If some folk cant get the pirated game theres no guarentee that folk will buy it. The issue for the casual home pirate/copier is the cost. The more unpiratable console versions I noticed started coming in at 60 quid for special versions. 60 quid for a game? No way. They can get away with charging this becasue you cant pirate the game easily. PC games were always cheaper to attract folk to the original rather than the pirate version. MW2 deserves to be pirated for that rip off price. Software companies form the time of ZX Spectrums and C64s always said that creeping increases in costs was because of pirating losing them revenue. This is nonsense. A company exists if it sells good games that loads of people want to play. you will always have pirates. And look at what happens ultimately? Now I wouldnt touch Assassins creed 2 on the PC. And I WAS actually going to buy it!! They have LOST a sale from me as I fundamentally disagree with anyone telling me I HAVE to be on the net all the time. I will now look for a hacked version of AC2 that does not rely on this rubbish system. If I pay for a disc I DEMAND that the full game is on it and that it is standalone or the company can get lost.
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Mar 2010 00:46:12 GMT
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Mar 2010 16:21:05 GMT
Matthew Porter says:
How dare you. We buy the game to own it! not be forced to play through a single player while online, or when we are at a pivotal moment, or have just defeated a tough puzzle etc and our internet connection cuts we get no save and the game shuts down. This game came out months after the original release. PC gamers get screwed end of. And you are an idiot!
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Mar 2010 19:56:27 GMT
Mr. H Chinaski says:
Mr Hamish is right to think that game companies don't owe us anything (and don't we just know it) but by the same token, we owe them nothing in return. Yes, game publishing is the same as any buisness in that it lives for profit, but for game companies to make any revenue they must release a product that appeals to their target audience. This game clearly does not.
I have played Assassin's Creed 2 and can tell you all that it is a wonderful game which by any other circumstances would & should have become a top-seller on the PC market, but by applying such draconion measures Ubisoft have done themselves and their game a major mis-service. The irony is that in every other respect Ubisoft have done a fantastic job in porting the game over, with a fast, fluid control scheme which suits the mouse & keyboard perfectly and a ease of use within the Windows interface.
I must admit that I have'nt actually experienced any problems with the servers and have always been able to access my save games with ease, but that does not excuse the act and I know that I will never buy another Ubisoft title until they decide to drop this nonsense.
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Mar 2010 13:13:51 GMT
I. Balogh says:
Sry but you don't own a game. You get the right to USE it. The OWNER is still UBISOFT. It's the same with DVDs. You may use it. As an OWNER you would have the right to lend it or play in front of public for money.
Stop thinking you own the game.
It is true though that UBISOFT broke their part of the contract by delivering an unplayable game. So for your part you could go to the store and get your money back because of an obvious defect.
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Mar 2010 21:19:54 GMT
Mr. H Chinaski says:
See what you did there?, you confused owning a product to owning the rights to a product. Yes Ubisoft will always own the rights to the Assassin Creed games (thats the law which stops people from illegally copying their games) but that copy of the game which you just spent £30 on, does indeed belong to you/me. But by owning a product, that does not entitle you to public broadcast (yet another law).
And what makes you say the game is unplayable?, I have had no trouble at all whilst running it.
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Mar 2010 18:22:52 BDT
Penally Crow says:
Exactly - if I buy something I want to buy it not part of it and maybe be allowed to get the rest if I've got a good internet connection (which I don't) Thanks to all those who warned about the drm situation - i will not now be buying this game