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  1.  Great Game AWFUL DRM


    The positives...

    This is a really fantastic game, cinematic as hell, in the way it's directed, the voice acting's excellent, and the backing music fits the whole thing wonderfully.

    I'm having huge amounts of fun playing through it, and there are lots of ways to play (soldier, psychic, engineer, etc). It can be quite wordy in places, though you can skip most of the dialog if you want to.

    The negatives...

    The DRM copy protection is completely ridiculous though. You're only allowed to activate the game 3 times per CD Key. After that you'll need to phone EA and request further activations. (Which they may choose to decline)

    The game takes up 12GB of disk space. Are EA telling us that we're never going to uninstall this beast? That we're never going to want to reinstall it in future? That we're never going to reinstall windows or move to a different PC? I don't know what logic they're using, but that's rubbish.

    There are plenty of pirate versions and cracked files available online, should anyone *want* to pirate this, so does the DRM do anything to combat piracy? Not at all. It's a waste of time and an invasion of privacy.

    5 Stars for the game, -2 Stars for the DRM.

    If EA patch the game to remove the DRM then I'll delete / amend this review accordingly.