Summary: UPLAY IS NOT THAT BAD. GET OVER IT. Okay seriously, everyone said the same thing about Steam when it first came out, and now look at it: everybody's darling. Uplay works fine. And for DRM, it's leaps and bounds beyond SecuROM. Also I've always liked the Upoint system where occasional achievements give you access to Mp3s, wallpapers, and in game toys like an extra gun or car. It's fun. Do I like the idea of double DRM?
Summary: After being stunned by the original Far Cry and then abandoning Far Cry 2 mid way through the game I had all but given up on the franchise. Far Cry 2's graphics were cutting edge at the time, but the environment was too open. So much time was spent driving from place to place that it got very monotonous very fast. Far Cry 3 is a whole new beast. It's like the took the freedom of Far Cry 2 and combined it with the story progression of the original Far Cry.
Summary: I thoroughly enjoyed this game. The story was well written and gripping. It had enough content to keep you entertain until the end. Side missions were fun and didn't feel tacked on. Sometimes I would spend hours just sneaking around liberating outposts. If you buy this one make sure you pick up blood dragon.
Summary: Rarely do I find a PC game I like with both action and adventure. I get the sense I'm in a story, but the action includes everything - shooting bad guys, sneaking about, taking on wild animals, driving and even a little flying. I like the adventuresome opportunity to just go where I will, while knowing I can slide back into the story at anytime (very close in this way to Assassin's Creed, I think).
Summary: I got this on a sale day for uber-cheap. Likely work out to like 10 cents per hour! Very happy to find this and the best in it's genre since Fallout3.
Pros: I've played FPS since Doom and the original Wolfenstein. For me, the modern ones have become to linear- forcing your path to the inch. I recently played Modern Warfighter and was really bad in this regard. The last game I really enjoyed was FallOut3 and was looking for open world gameplay. A friend suggested Skyrim but no weapons didn't really appeal to me. The game delivered! Totally open world, and has some money-earning grinding action like FO3, in fact reminds me ...
Cons: Does not let you set key functions! must use WASD etc. I gotten used to it so no biggie. Maybe once per day my machine will lock up. Task Manager will open and I can end task. Not going to spend time on 'fixes' if it doesn't get worse.