Reviews and Problems with Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
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Thanks for DRM heads up!!
Movieskinny "WayneG", Amazon
1 November 2009
Summary: I really wanted to order this with the updated Butcher Bay edition, but the DVD sounds like a nightmare to install and play properly. Escape from BB was very fun and way cool looking at the time it came out. Sounds like a PS3 potential purchase with no DRM.
Doesn't work with older video cards, regardless of specs
23 September 2009
Summary: I have a Q6600, 6GB of ram, and a somewhat old but still high-end Radeon X1950 XT. The minimum specs say that the game requires a Radeon X2600 at least, and while the X1950 is a FAR more capable card, the developers chose to not make it compatible with the game. The latest drivers result in single-digit frame rates in Windows 7, and it flat-out won't load in my XP installation.
Summary: For starters, this game is fun and if all things were right with PC gaming I'd say go ahead and buy it. Sadly, things are not right with PC gaming and DRM issues plague certain releases, impeding regular folk from enjoying the game that they have paid for. This game uses TAGES protection - which in and of itself isn't that awful - with online activation and an INSTALL LIMIT OF 3. WITH NO REVOCATION OF INSTALLS.
Summary: Apparently this product has limited-install DRM. This makes it another product I will not be buying, ever. I pretty much get that DRM is going to be in any game released. But I will not tolerate limited installs on the same computer. I own Fallout 3, due to various technical issues (mostly their awful patches) including a reinstall of windows due to a motherboard replacement, I've needed to reinstall the game 5 times in 6 months.
DRM warning! If you buy this game you will not be able to play it after 3 installs! No way around it at the moment!!
1 June 2009
Summary: Because of the DRM limiting me to installing the game THAT I PAYED FOR three times (I have reinstalled Windows once in that time, and have now used up my three installs). I honestly cannot believe this. Once again, a company has decided to punish the people who actually pay for their game by NOT ALLOWING THEM TO PLAY IT. I would have thought that if I paid money for a game, that I could decide how many times I wanted to install/uninstall.
Summary: I haven't been able to get this game to load once. Furthermore, it has installed some kind of spyware on my computer that constantly tries to access the internet and freezes my whole computer so that i have to reboot! i contacted the company and they refused to help!
Summary: SecuROM, StarFORCE and the like are nothing short of viral infections; resident programs that launch into effect at their whim to cause you unintented results. Games with these bundled 'time bombs' are to be avoided at all costs.
Summary: I too would rather write a review on the merits of how great the game is versus the copy protection, but unfortunately I am unable to. I got the game as a gift, which was purchased legally and at full price at a typical big-box retailer. After installing, the online activation failed, and now won't connect to the server. Fifty bucks down the drain. I'm sure the game is great, too bad I'll never get to see it to know!
Came to Amazon to buy this game, DRM changed my mind.
1 May 2009
Summary: I'm a huge fan of the first Riddick game, and was looking forward to this one ever since I heard about it over a year ago. I saw it at Target the other day and almost bought it, but I figured I'd check up on Amazon for a better price. I noticed it had a review of 1 star, and instantly I knew why: DRM. Not only does it have DRM, but it has some of the most restrictive DRM of any game in existence. So yeah, to hell with it.