I was given the collectors edition of HOMM 6 for Christmas.
I settled down to play it only to find that UBI soft services were not working, OK I thought, no problem I will just hit the bypass key and play off line.
I was then greeted with a message telling me I can't play the game off line until I have played it at least once on line.
I tried several times to activate it, but no joy.
I feel ripped off, I have been given a product that failed to deliver the advertised game, and the person that gave me the game for Christmas has also had money taken from them under false pretences.
This is no different to theft, but yet I will undoubtedly be told that these measures are to stop me steeling from them, whether or not I have ever done so in the first place.
If UBI feel that I am a criminal, then fine come arrest me, if not then stop treating me like a criminal by default.
The law in the UK is clear that one is innocent until proven guilty, UBI are breaking the law here in Britain by treating us all like pirates and theives.
I share the exact same situation. I really hate to whine over a computer game, but I am just incredulous that I can't play a a game in offline, single-player mode, even though I have both a stable internet connection and.. a PHYSICAL DISK. This just seems like a terrible flawed system and although I've had issues with Ubisoft in the past, this crosses a line.
I do understand that UBI (and others) want to protect their investment, but at what cost, as a customer it no longer makes any sense to buy games if I am only going to be treated like a criminal for doing so.
If I had stolen this game I would be happily playing it right now, but because I am dumb enough to have paid for it. (OK it was a present, but you get the idea) I am left with nothing but wasted hard drive space.