Reviews and Problems with Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic
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Silent Munter - Curse of the Pandemic Hacker Attack!
26 October 2010
Conclusion: Firstly let me state that i have been an avid silent hunter game fan from the dawn of the first Silent Hunter, right through to Silent Hunter 4. Now Ubisoft have brought out Silent Hunter 5 i was, like most fans, awaiting a fantastic game, how disappointed was i. The graphics are on a par to Silent Hunter 4 but the major thing that lets the game down is the paranoid vision that Ubisoft have about Software Piracy, and the fact that you have to be connected at ALL TIMES to...
Conclusion: Have played this game quite a bit and my conclusion is that it'll be great when it's finished. Lots of things in the game seem broken or unfinished. It's hard to use the Target computer as this feature is broken. So, torpedo shots feel like guesswork. Only 2 or 3 subs to choose from (All Mark 7 Uboats!
Without patching the holes, this games going to the bottom
26 October 2010
Conclusion: Firstly I played and loved SH 3 & 4. Good Points: - Better graphics / water effects / light effects etc. - Can walk around sub / interact with crew. - New Story campaigns more involving. Bad Points: Buggy to the point of unplayable / unenjoyable: Examples: - Crew don't man deck gun. - Torpedo system seems random copared to prevois games - Can't enter sub pen on return - Rock flost a few meters above sea bed - Walking round sub becomes annoying (ladders) Other points: -...
Conclusion: The DRM system in this game is draconian. You have to be online at all times to play it, even after starting the game. If you lose connection, or the UBIsoft DRM server is unavailable, you won't be able to play the game. And the UBI DRM server has already proven to be susceptible to Denial of Service attacks...
Conclusion: My main genre of game is strategy although I haven't really played many games on the PC for years. I thought that after playing a bit of the game, I would purchase it. The downside to this game, is that you have to be connected to the internet every time that you play this game, meaning if you have a laggy connection that disconects all of the time, then really you need to think twice before purchasing, or indeed god forbid you are still on dial up.
Conclusion: I played this on a friends pc and what a big let down all this having to be online is rubbish it now shows how bad the sales are all the games with having to be online to play have dropped in price within months so shows you this game was a waste of time. i went back to silent hunter 4 which as far better action. only good thig about this was being inside the sub and moving around about it .
Conclusion: I love u-boats, the whole reason for getting this game, I remembered what SH3 was like and loved the game, this, this is a let down, graphically it is superb but there are so many bugs in the program, heck I can even stand on the conning tower when I'm submerged! The ai at times are laughable and the CTD's are numerous on occassions, such a great great shame.
Conclusion: Despite the check of my computers spec saying that I far exceeded the recommended requirements for the game (nevermind the min!), this game is unplayable for me. The idea is good I guess, interact with crew to get orders, but the combination of being very graphics hungry and having a possibly slightly iffy internet connection means i've wasted my money on it. If i'm in the mood for a bit of silent hunter, then i'll get 3 or 4 out instead.