Buyer Beware re: "Games for Windows Live" video games
JJB "John B.", Amazon
13 July 2014
Summary: Ok price for the basic disk-based PC version of this video. (After I received the purchase, I actually found a better price through a STEAM download.) The real problem was post-installation compatibility issues given the "Games for Windows LIVE" requirements.
Summary: This is a great game, however it is not the game that I am reviewing here. More specifically it is Windows Live Game Center, which is the program that is used for save games. I am not able to play this game right now because the save game does not work.
Summary: Running Mac OS 10.8.4 ~ 3.4 Ghz i7 iMac and the game crashes several times during fast play, last time I lost my game file. Have to start all over. 1 WEEK LATER .... After some further trouble shooting, I found my display sleep prefs had a hot corner set.
Summary: This review is for the PC version. This game requires an Xbox Live account to play. No big deal right? Wrong. You have to make an email with Microsoft first. This requires yet another password for you to remember just for playing one miserable game.
Cons: Game has been activated already by another microsoft games live account. So pretty much it's useless to me as you cannot save games without connecting to microsoft games for windows. awaiting response from newegg to see what they suggest.
Summary: I will never, ever buy a Game for Windows Live product. In fact this single product has made me question pretty much every single piece of software made by Microsoft all together. I used to own Microsoft stock. That changed about 2 days ago.
Summary: it's frustrating the excessive protections they used on this game... It really makes me miss the old days when you just pop in the CD and it works even on PC. I'm glad they knocked 15 bucks off the price but I still wouldn't have bought it if it wasn't a freebie.
Pros: Awesome graphics in DX9, fun gameplay, interesting storyline with an amazing ending.
Cons: Can't be run in DX11, This game came free with my graphics card so it wasn't like I could return it but the company pretty much abandoned work on getting DX11 working since it was pretty much declared since it hasn't gotten any better since December. The game uses Securom, so it's really annoying...