ORIGINAL: V22 Osprey
Tiller has some interesting titles but the dated art and from what I understand a DRM makes his games in this day and age a no buy for me.
I could live with the graphics if the title was up my alley (I play his guadalcanal)but not the DRM.
Do you not buy Matrix Games then? His DRM is no more onerous than what Matrix does. In fact, in some ways his is less so because with Matrix you have to enter in the SN every time you patch the game. People are making way too much out of this.
Let's see, His DRM requires a 'phone home' and you are limited to 2 installs. I don't see how Matrix is just as onerous just because you have to put in a serial number for patches when after I put in the Serial Number, I own the game, no phone home, I can install it on all my computers no problem, I can do what ever the heck I want with it after I put in my serial number. Yet, for something YOU paid for, John Tiller has complete control over it. Please explain you logic because it's not making much sense.
There is only an initial activation - so no "phone home" is required. That implies it checks the web server every time you play the game which is simply not true. The only way you have to reactivate is if your hardware changes - and most other systems will require that as well, for example, Windows...
And limiting installs? 2 computers at any one time is too limiting? If you get a new machine simply move your install to the new one and you are off and running...seems pretty good to me. Its not like you get 2 activations period, so its really not very limiting, IMHO.