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Lawsuits, banning threats, denials surround Spore DRM fiasco





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boring
By Verran on 9/25/2008 10:19:45 AM , Rating: 2
The DRM issues would probably bother me more if the game had been fun enough to keep playing.

Looks like they spent more money on DRM, unnecessary authentication servers and call centers than they did on development.




RE: boring
By afkrotch on 9/25/2008 1:00:01 PM , Rating: 2
Development was done by Maxis, they didn't deal with any of the DRM. EA grabbed the finished product, slapped in the SecuRom, and shipped it out the door.

I personally wouldn't be surprised if Maxis had a large budget for the game simply because of the creator.

The game simply that great because of Maxis. They might know how to make Sim games, but they sure as hell don't know much else beyond that. The tribal and civilization phases were pretty much a clumsily made RTS. The original C&C was better than that crap.


RE: boring
By Maximilian on 9/25/2008 6:53:10 PM , Rating: 2
Uh yeah and maxis is owned by.... thats right! EA!! It is an undeniable fact that EA had maxis dumb this game down and mess it up. Look at simcity, simcity 4 was umm not without its problems but overall it was a decent game, now look at simcity societies... its a piece of trash. Same thing happened here with spore, EA wrecked it.


RE: boring
By afkrotch on 9/26/2008 11:17:03 AM , Rating: 2
Maxis is a subsidiary. Yes, owned by EA, but doesn't mean they fully control Maxis. Simcity Societies wasn't a Maxis game.

Spore is a whole new type of game that Maxis isn't familiar in making. All in all, they failed at it. Probably all Maxis and less EA on that.

EA has done all the different kinds of genres that were combined into Spore. I'd say if they had more control in the process of Spore's creation, it would have been a better game.


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