I'm interested in purchasing Assassin's Creed 2, but I'm aware that at launch it had an 'always online' DRM component. Is this DRM still present in either the retail or Steam versions? My internet connection isn't the best and I'd rather not buy something which I later can't use.
I ask about the differences between the retail and Steam versions because the retail version is about a 3rd of the price of the Steam version. I know AC2 on Steam is the deluxe edition but I'm not interested in 3 pointless maps for an extra 66% in cost. Unless of course someone here can tell me me why it may be worth it.