If I understand correctly, ADG have not allowed a download version only. (somebody here mentioned this and on grogdheads as well I believe).
Which is understandable from their point of view off course.
The reasons I'm not buying:
-No AI at release. Don't want to have 'scheduled' free time. If I want to play a pc game, I just want to be able to fire it up at whatever time I like too. I don't want to make a scheduled appointment with somebody I don't know in Rumania i/o to play. Feels more like work then play :)
-Only physical shipping from the USA. No way I'm buying a computer game without knowing the final price. I ordered several boardgames in the US on which I paid VAT+duty. No problem, that's a 35 euro purchase with an +/- 10 euro extra charge.
I 'm not going to buy a PC game with pdf manuals for 100+ euro and then receive a phone call from the clearing agent in Brussels that I have to pay an additional 40 euro for somehting I don't want/need (the manuals). And then next year see the AI on sale for another 40 euros with another manual being shipped for 35 euros.
In light of the (unforeseen) European warehouse closing, It would have been nice of Matrix to reconsider the physical only method (at least to Europe). Europeans are paying a lot of more money and some of them for something they don't want...
edit: And in fact no European customer that bought the game yesterday, knows for a fact how much the game will cost.
I sure hope some of them don't have a nasty surprise next week...
I really was interested in this game, but sorry, no way for me (at the moment).
According to this site, you cannot do anything with the downloaded game for the moment as nobody has had their bound manuals delivered. Silly.
Or if you can allready start playing, then why no download only option? Silly.
But hey, in a way I saved a lot of money
I'll see what the reviews say, wait for the AI and then make a new evaluation.
Fingers crossed that the European warehouse is open by then.
Or that the manuals have been sold out so they can only sell download only
< Message edited by Fleming -- 11/8/2013 12:54:54 PM >