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1.0 out of 5 stars Good idea, Ubisoft completely made it unplayable though, July 1, 2012
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So after trying to work with this game since its release date on June 26th, I finally decided to give up. While the concept of the game (future warfare, stealth rather than run and gun, x-ray, etc) are amazing, the execution completely ruins it. Ultimately, Ubisoft took what could have been the next big FPS and turned it into a magnitude 10 headache.

Let's start with the installation. If you got the Amazon copy of this, via either DVD or Direct DL, then you can't auto patch it to the latest version. The UPlay auto patcher will run, download an update or two, and then you'll be stuck at some in between version, instead of the latest 1.2. This disables you from any form of online interaction. So I proceed to uninstall, reinstall the game fresh, and then instead of running the default patcher, download the latest patches from Ubisoft direct. This at least got me to 1.2

Then comes all the glitches that were never worked out. Despite claiming that this would not just be a simple PC port, and using this as an excuse for the over a month delay in release date, once we get the game, behold it IS just a port (there is a class action lawsuit pending on this aspect). This means a whole gamut of glitches, causing the game to freeze, hang, crash, return nonsensical errors, on all versions (Amazon DL, Steam, Retail copies).

One of the main drawing points of this game (and one of the most heavily advertised by Ubisoft) is the multiplayer co-op. Good luck getting it to work. First, after finally setting up an UPlay account, it took two days to figure out how to add friends. If you add them through the UPlay website, they will show up both on the site and in game, but it will always be listed as offline, and you will never be able to join a game together. You will then have to REMOVE them first, then find them through the game's find friend option, and add them through there instead.

Once you have each other added, it takes another bit of searching to find an "official" (forum) thread on what ports to forward, and there's about 30 of them (for the game, for the patcher, and for the launcher).

So now you have everything patched. One of 3 things will happen:

If you are playing via Steam: Every 20 min or so, random error pops up, crashing one of the players and ending the entire co-op.

If you are playing retail/Amazon: The game will either:
1) De-sync mid mission (this means that while the host will see enemies, the other players will not, and they will only see a completely empty map. Even if the host kills all hostiles, moving to the check point will not trigger the next sequence, forcibly trapping you in that one particular part).

2) Infinite load. After clicking start in the lobby, you will both be stuck on either "Loading" or "Waiting for players" screen. This is entirely random, and will happen 80% of the time. You may get lucky once in a while and manage to get in 1 whole mission together, before it hangs on the next one again.

Overall, this game has brought me more headache and grief than joy. This is the last Ubisoft game that I pay money to play.
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Initial post: Jul 5, 2012 9:32:06 AM PDT
like0298 says:
I got full refund from steam. just registered a post on their support site.
originally played on xbox360, loved it and sold it because I want to play on pc but release date was postponed.. anywho, bought it on steam on release date, got refund, and finally bought it again for xbox 360.
what a waste of money,time, and everything...

If you are curious how to proceed a refund, some people got their money back through their bank or paypal.

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 10:56:26 AM PDT
pache59 says:
Do you have a link to the lawsuit?
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