IDK about that, I kind of like spending my achievement points on new shiny stuff in new ubi games I get. They're the only who who've actually done something with achievements that's functional besides giving you the ability to show off a neat thumbnail and pithy title.moggett88 said:adds nothing
I think the major issue for me is that it's another thing on top of steam - but not separate from it. If I had to download UPlay and use it like steam or origin to play Ubisoft games, no problem. Far Cry 3 is good enough that I would put up with that without complaint. The issue was rather that I had to start Steam, then UPlay (if Steam DRM is running, why do I need UPlay?), then play, then shut down Far Cry, then shut down Uplay, then restart steam - because if I didn't and I wanted to start Uplay and FC3 again it would claim I was running multiple instances. Just silly and a little annoying.Johnny Novgorod said:I'm not challenging anyone to convince me Ubisoft is or isn't the AntiChrist (spelling?), just let me know from your own experience what's so abominable about Uplay.
You don't hear people complain as much about Origin. That's because EA decided to have most of their games released exclusively on Origin. You buy the game on Origin and play it on Origin. No EA game on Steam will ever force you to use Origin on top of Steam. Uplay, however, is mandatory even for Ubisoft games bought on Steam/Origin. It will also make you run both the client you bought the game on in addition to Uplay, which is unacceptably messy and sometimes causes problems.Ishigami said:Nothing. People just love being monopolized by Steam because reasons that all can be summed up by "I like that company to have all the power more than this company and I'm lazy".
From what I've gathered listening to my PC Gaming Master Race friend's horror stories it depends entirely on which version of uPlay you're using, the console version, or the PC version.Johnny Novgorod said:snip
G00N3R7883 said:I've got 6 games on Uplay - Far Cry 3, Blood Dragon, FC4 (literally just installed this), Splinter Cell Conviction, Blacklist and Watch Dogs.
Never had a problem of any kind with Uplay.
I also have around 4 games on Origin and over 150 on Steam, never had a problem with those either.
The only service I've had any problems with is GFWL, in multiple games (crashes, failed patch installs, laggy menus).
MMH6 is the main cause of my Uplay ire too. I didn't really object to the Always Online requirement, all the while their servers were online themselves (which they weren't for long stretches), but I did lose several hours of progress when it saved over my files, and multiplayer game desyncs are virtually an inevitability, which is why I eventually had to give up on it (and will be waiting for reviews and customer feedback or a hefty discount before purchasing Heroes 7, despite it being a franchise I've played since the beginning).Cid Silverwing said:My first and last experience with it was when I tried to play Might and Magic Heroes 6. Uplay is part of the whole Dynasty Weapons gimmick, and unless I'm signed in, they're not usable, crippling a very proudly touted part of the game content. Also the netcode is a fucking joke but I never bothered to find out if that's just the game itself or Uplay erecting another wall between me and the multiplayer (context: all multiplayer matches crash inevitably at some point, and reloading a turn makes them crash unfailingly within 10 turns at most).