Summary: Husband and I are trying to play it multi player and DRM won't let us. If you purchase a copy, plan to solo or play with someone that is not on same IP. Fun game but forced online connection and forced patching is annoying. Uplay, wake up! EA dropped it off Spore, get with the program.
Summary: The big drawback I see is that you can't play the game at all, even single player skirmish, without an internet connection. If you have internet outages, or travel somewhere without an internet connection, the game will not even launch.
Summary: While everything I expected was here somehow its not as good. The rigid
following of senerios without the abililty to just biuld for the fun of it
limits the enjoyment for me.
One big issue is this is not a load in and play stand alone game format.
Conclusion: Firstly, you HAVE to have a constant internet connection to play this game, which isn't a problem for me. However, what is annoying is that after the initial game installation, then patch upgrade, uninstall, reinstall and another three hours of further patch upgrades, your gameplay relies on...