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The game is fun, but the requirements to use Steam software greatly detract from its appeal.
on December 14, 2014
The game itself is fun (and completely sucks all your life away from you, as days and weeks disappear), but the real complain is the fact that you can't download the game. You can only install it from online; but if you want to store it on your own backup drive in case you need to re-install your system at some point, or if you want to stop playing it while making sure that if you want to play it in 10 years from now, you can always install it then (which CDs or digital downloads onto drives always allowed), you can no longer do that. You'll just have to depend on the hope that this Steam software will still have your version of software, and will still be in business, forever. If they aren't, you've lost what you paid for, as best as I can tell. Also, the software continues to contact the internet every single time you start up the game. In fact, you can't even install the game unless you have unblocked access to the internet (i.e. no firewall, or else you have to open up about a dozen ports for it to work). I don't see any reason why a game I'm playing on my personal machine should be trying to access their servers every single time I start it up; or why I have to circumvent my firewall just to get the game installed in the first place. It's extremely disappointing, and I personally would not repeat the purchase, knowing what I know now. But the game, itself, is fun.