The worst complaint about it that I've seen is that it's dialogue heavy for a console game
Originally Posted by Rog69
I hope they do lift the restriction on installs, I really want to buy this one but I'm not touching it until they do, I just don't trust EA to still have the validation system running in the future.
I'm still waiting for Bioshock to get a no-securom patch (10 months on)
Originally Posted by BlackIce
I can account for two installs off the bat, since I dual boot OS's on my main computer. A lot of games just don't work to the standard expected on vista, but I will still try it on that first (since it is my normal OS). I point the XP install to exactly the same directory for both OS's. You still need to run the installer to get all the registry settings etc. I also reimage often.
It's supposed to use a machine fingerprint to identify different installs, we don't know if that includes your OS product key. If it doesn't then one box = one licence.
OTOH, if you (1) installed it under XP, (2) imaged the drive or dumped the registry or did a system restore point or used a tool to record the registry changes then (3) uninstalled (bringing your total licences consumed back to 0), (4) swapped to Vista, (5) reinstalled it (6) swapped back to XP and (7) reverted the registry changes the uninstall made. (Alternately if you have the registry deltas you can skip (3) and replace (5) - (7) with an import of the deltas under Vista?)
The only way that wouldn't work is if it was handed a token when it phoned home, and you might be able to circumvent that if you exported the key in Vista and reimported it in XP.
OTGH that's a lot of work for very little gain
...and the industry wonders why piracy is on the rise
I know my DVD drive is getting a bit old so sometimes it takes a few tries for Securom disks to be recognized properly
(PS. I should also add that Bioware can hand out extra licences if you run out and contact their support department.)
(PPS. Zero Punctuation Reviews Mass Effect for the XBox360
. Umm, NSFW
. Also the PC version is supposed to have the menu/controls issues fixed, as Trimethicon mentioned.)