Excerpt: I played Crysis 1 and Warhead back to back before Crysis 3 came out. I must say although Crysis 1 starts off rather strong the end of the game was painfully boring and tedious. This game had a much better pace, and much more enjoyable fights with Aliens than Crysis 1. I also thought the character had far more of a connection than Nomad, since he talked.
Summary: This game infects your computer with the SecuROM virus. Avoid at all costs. The SecuROM virus roots itself in your OS and stays hidden there even if the game is uninstalled. Removal of the virus is lengthy and risky and involves downloading third party programs and registry editing. This game looks fantastic but no game is worth a virus, not one.
Summary: It's not the number of installs. It's not the number of times DRM requires to "phone home." It's not whether or not less wary consumers can call up now and get new activations NOW. It's about buying a service not a product. Services end when a service provider ends, or chooses to stop offering the service. Products exist until they break or at least until they no-longer serve a function (we have no use for them).
Summary: I feel like such a idiot. I should of read all the reader reviews through Amazon before I went out and purchased Crysis Warhead. Even the sales clerk at the retail store where I bought the game from last Friday tried to warned me to not buy the game. I should of listened. I bought the first game Crysis last year and I installed that game on my computer and it installed fine. I love playing that game.
Summary: I want to own this gane but I can't. It installs DRM along with the game. I refuse to give up control of my PC to what I consider to be an EAvil, GrEAdy company. I also refuse to purchase what is basically a rental game. Instead, I'm willing to give up something I really want, to help make a point. My part is small but maybe all of us together will make a statement. Hurting EAvil in their pocket book is all that's left to us.
Another "3 installs and you can't play anymore" game from EA
Jason Estep, Amazon
23 March 2009
Summary: Remember Spore? If you try to install it more than three times it simply won't work; you'll have yourself a nice colorful coaster. EA apparently has adopted this time-bomb strategy for all of their PC releases, as Crysis Warhead does exactly the same thing. If you're a hardcore PC gamer (you almost have to be, to run this) you know that reinstalling games and even your entire OS is fairly common.
Summary: How long will it take companies to understand that people who are willing to pay will pay and people who steal will steal, regardless of what DRM they implement. To defeat it, all that is required is for one group of hackers to crack it and then it will be everywhere for free anyway - and this always happens. All odious DRM like this does is cause some people who want to be law abiding and would otherwise pay to steal it so they don't get the DRM on their machine.
Summary: Crysis is simply amazing, and I expect Warhead to be excellent also. I've waited for this release, but sadly, I will not be buying it. The DRM in this game is a deal-breaker for the following reasons: 1. Securom 7, the DRM scheme, installs itself on your computer and is as hard as a computer virus to uninstall.
I've used 2 of my installs and still haven't been able to play
A. Crandall "deadline", Amazon
23 March 2009
Summary: Would you buy a DVD that was limited to playing only on certain DVD players in your house, and then when you buy a new DVD player you have to call the company and beg them for another "activation" (which they are not obligated to give you)? Of course not. That's why DIVX discs went out of business. Would you purchase a book that only worked with certain registered reading lamps?