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User Info: Heartless18

Heartless18
2 years ago#1
Today I picked up Assassin's Creed IV for a decent price and I had the afternoon free, so I decided to pop it into my X1 and check it out.

- First I had to install the game to my system, even though it's on a disc. No big deal, this is the standard for X1.

- Then there was a number of patches to install, which added up to a few GBs. With my modest internet connection (Around 2 MB / second), it would take a few hours to complete. I guess I'll go out for a bit and start playing later.

- Now the game is installed and I can finally jump in! First I have to decline the uPlay access. Yes, I'm sure I want to decline. Yes, I'm REALLY sure.

- Now it's asking me to pay $20 for the season pass. Certain features may be locked out unless I have this installed! I have no idea if I'll like the game or not, so I'll pass for now.

- Oh great, I'm STILL missing stuff because I didn't pre-order from 10 different retailers.

- Finally 4 hours later I can finally start playing, but now I have to go out again, so I'll have to wait until tomorrow.

Remember when you could buy a game and start playing it right away? -_-
Breaking Hearts With Every Heartbeat

User Info: Sxmfct

Sxmfct
2 years ago#2
This is why consoles are better than PCs

Put the game in the console and away you go!
sigless user logic

User Info: a687947

a687947
2 years ago#3
Oddly enough when I bought assassin's creed IV all I had to do was install it. I was playing within an hour

User Info: ShELbY_GT500

ShELbY_GT500
2 years ago#4
Completely agree with you here TC. I started to notice how ridiculous gaming was becoming since the 360 though.

User Info: Juzten76

Juzten76
2 years ago#5
Heartless18 posted...
Today I picked up Assassin's Creed IV for a decent price and I had the afternoon free, so I decided to pop it into my X1 and check it out.

- First I had to install the game to my system, even though it's on a disc. No big deal, this is the standard for X1.

- Then there was a number of patches to install, which added up to a few GBs. With my modest internet connection (Around 2 MB / second), it would take a few hours to complete. I guess I'll go out for a bit and start playing later.

- Now the game is installed and I can finally jump in! First I have to decline the uPlay access. Yes, I'm sure I want to decline. Yes, I'm REALLY sure.

- Now it's asking me to pay $20 for the season pass. Certain features may be locked out unless I have this installed! I have no idea if I'll like the game or not, so I'll pass for now.

- Oh great, I'm STILL missing stuff because I didn't pre-order from 10 different retailers.

- Finally 4 hours later I can finally start playing, but now I have to go out again, so I'll have to wait until tomorrow.

Remember when you could buy a game and start playing it right away? -_-


Funny how patches are the standard at a games launch now.
"demoes are dumb anyway. just buy the game. solves that." - The Village Idiot

User Info: IceHusky

IceHusky
2 years ago#6
Welcome to the modern age of Ubisoft and the anti-consumer corporation. Not too many other gaming publishers that are as greedy as Ubisoft is. They've proven it time-after-time-after-time again. Sorry you got hit with this lesson the hard way. :(
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User Info: ShELbY_GT500

ShELbY_GT500
2 years ago#7
Sxmfct posted...
This is why consoles are better than PCs

Put the game in the console and away you go!


Have you not got the new gen consoles? This is what's happening with them now. Every time I turn on either my One or PS4 I have to other update a game or do a system update. It's becoming a f****** joke.

User Info: LaManoNeraII

LaManoNeraII
2 years ago#8
Make another topic when you have to buy an external hard-drive because of all the 50 gig games you have to mandatorily install and keep installed to play ^_^
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04-06-2009

User Info: Sxmfct

Sxmfct
2 years ago#9
ShELbY_GT500 posted...
Have you not got the new gen consoles? This is what's happening with them now. Every time I turn on either my One or PS4 I have to other update a game or do a system update. It's becoming a f****** joke.


But games don't need 1080p or 60fps, humans can't see a difference
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User Info: ShELbY_GT500

ShELbY_GT500
2 years ago#10
Sxmfct posted...
ShELbY_GT500 posted...
Have you not got the new gen consoles? This is what's happening with them now. Every time I turn on either my One or PS4 I have to other update a game or do a system update. It's becoming a f****** joke.


But games don't need 1080p or 60fps, humans can't see a difference


You don't need to talk to me about trivial spec crap that I don't care about. I just like playing games for crying out loud.
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