Hey everyone. I'll first say that I am 100% against this game because of it's online pass for single player campaign. Anyways, this game has fucked my friend over. Want to know how?
He bought a copy of the game at the store, 100% brand new. Goes back to his house and puts the game in. He then finds out that he has to enter a code for the online pass, even though it is a single player game. Now this code essentially unlocks a section of the disc that is locked, and all he needs to do is download a key right. Well, this is where the fucked part comes in.
HIGH SPEED INTERNET IS NOT AVAILABLE IN HIS TOWN!
So he is basically fucked. He goes out and buys a new copy of the game, just like EA wanted him to do. He brings it home and goes to play it, because it's single player but a section of the game he paid for, AND HAS THE ONLINE PASS FOR, is now unavailable. It's not like he has to download the extra quest line, It is on the fucking disc! He just can't get the key.
This is what happens when you require a god damn online pass for a single player game.
I even took a look at the case and it makes NO MENTION of the fact that a section of the game is locked and requires a key. There is a warning that online service is required for online portions of the game.... what is the online portion of the game? The part where it says ok, here is your key...??
Where I am from, this is called False Advertising, or Bait and Switch and is illegal to do. There is nothing on the game box that says you can not play part of the single player game unless you have an internet connection. It says something about online required for online services, but it is a single player game.
While there is nothing we can do to stop online passes, they can at least fucking tell us what we are buying when we hand them a fist full of cash instead of pretending to give us what we want, only to have us find out later that this is not what we paid for. My friend went out and purchased this 100% new because he knew it was single player, it says so on the back of the case and never in his mind did he even think it was possible to require the internet to play his single player game. The game case basically lied to him to get his money, because had he known what would entail, he would have went with a different game.
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