First of all, this is a great game in a great series. If you are into city building/trading/strategy/simulation games. And in this version they really went to town on the visuals. So I would love to recommend it.
DRM – Tages online validation DRM with a three install limit. Sure you can up the limit with all call, if Ubisoft is still in business. Which they may not be 10 years from now.
And this DRM is not removed for the Steam version. And no I'm not joking. It is listed on the Steam page and I have talked directly with a ubisoft representative.
So this is a $50 rental.
I have been ripping them a new one on their forum for the last three days. I am now going back and forth with a Ubisoft representative, but I don't think they are going to budge on this one.
Hard to justify this purchase when there will, at some point, be a cracked version without an install limit. And I have tried to explain things to Ubisoft, about EA and Spore and how the cracked version with be more user friendly.
I did try and that's all I can do.
And by the way, don't mention that you are going to pirate software on the Steam forums, you will get banned for life, don't ask me how I know. Wink wink.