Ubisoft never disappoints me.

I love the Anno series of games. I love the art style and the game mechanics involved in city building. The combat systems are a bit rough, but I normally turn those off. The real challenge for me in those games are building a stable trade web between multiple islands.

Despite my love for the series, I haven’t and won’t be buying Anno 2070. I want to, I really do, but I think it’sĀ asinineĀ of Ubisoft to include their patented must-be-online-POS-DRM in a single player game that’s available through Steam. Why on earth I want to deal with two layers of DRM? Especially when the one layer that’s not needed and offers zero incentives isn’t even managed properly.

4 Comments

  1. AnjinNo Gravatar says:

    “Gee, everyone, we’re sorry that you can’t play the game you bought! Don’t worry, it shouldn’t happen very often!” – what I imagine UbiSoft is saying.

  2. xXJayeDuBXxNo Gravatar says:

    I agree. I think Steam is DRM enough, why the need for more?

  3. YeeboNo Gravatar says:

    Have to agree, Ubisoft has gone over the deep end with this one.

  4. BrianNo Gravatar says:

    They’ve been in deep water for a while now, but don’t seem to care much.

    Jaye – My guess is it’s too much work (in their opinion) to pull their DRM out of the game for the Steam version. Delusionally, they probably see it as a bonus.