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Yet another game that requires steam.,
This review is from: Dishonored (PC DVD) (DVD-ROM)
Unfortunately here is yet another PC title that will not work unless you install steam, which is just another form of pervasive DRM. I will only buy this game when the price has dropped to a sufficient level and a patch to bypass the drm can be found online.
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Initial post: 3 Nov 2012 00:40:27 GMT
Nice 1 star review of a great game with 1 star for fun when you've not even owned it.
Moronic doesn't come close.
Posted on 10 Nov 2012 13:47:09 GMT
I have to agree with iZian, this review is vastly floored. Ignore.
Posted on 13 Nov 2012 03:21:43 GMT
While I generally don't approve of reviews by people who don't have the game. The fact that it requires Steam is not mentioned elsewhere and is an important point. This is a single player game that does not in and of itself require an internet connection, but presumably having DRM administered through Steam does require an internet connection and that needs to be highlighted and should have been highlighted by the retailer in the description.
Posted on 19 Nov 2012 13:27:59 GMT
Even if requiring Steam is a downside, one minor downside that will not be an issue for the majority of people does not warrant a one star rating for the game as a whole.
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Nov 2012 18:13:02 GMT
HuwOS - I agree completely that Amazon should state that games which require Steam activation, need it. But to rate a great game at one star because Amazon wont do this is moronic. The rating system is not here for that purpose, it is here to rate the game itself. This is why amazons ratings are worthless, especially their PC games. You get people who dislike Steam with a passion, slating every single game which uses Steam as a DRM when they probably do not own, or have even contemplated buying it. How can you justify giving a great game such as Dishonored 1 star just because you do not like Steam?
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Dec 2012 19:16:21 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Dec 2012 13:08:26 GMT
To HuwOS, you only need the internet to activate a game through Steam. Once that's over with, you can play the game fine with no internet as long as Steam is set to Offline Mode. A connection isn't needed to actually play the game.
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Dec 2012 09:45:11 GMT
Agree entirely. After my experience with Rail Simulator 2012, any tie-up with Steam is a killer as far as I am concerned.
In reply to an earlier post on 22 Mar 2013 10:36:14 GMT
S. Lornie says:
... and I bet that was user error.
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Nov 2013 10:00:38 GMT
Last edited by the author on 28 Nov 2013 10:04:21 GMT
Paul Wigley says:
That's why I always read the one star "reviews" first. If they are rubbish about it needing Steam or poor delivery or the dog ate the instruction book, then I can safely ignore them and see what the sensible people say about the game. I don't agree that the ratings are worthless, but you do have to learn to look at the reviews to sort out the wheat from the chaff.
Personally I've never had an issue with Steam, except maybe the time it takes to start itself or some games on occasions, but that's usually because it's upgrading itself or the game, so it's a necessary evil. Otherwise it's fine.
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