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Gaming Silent Hunter 5 Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 23 Mar 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    http://www.bit-tech.net/gaming/pc/2010/03/23/silent-hunter-5-review/1

    Ubisoft has boasted about the innovations it's made with the latest Silent Hunter, including a new first person mode, but the real question is whether James can learn to look past Ubi's new DRM system. Also, how many seamen jokes can we make over the course of the review?

    :blush:
     
  2. Naberius

    Naberius New Member

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    Good times for Ubisoft.
     
  3. kingred

    kingred Surfacing sucks!

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    Lets all pirate the **** out of it relentlessly.


    Ubisoft can go **** themselves after releasing this.
     
  4. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Well that doesn't solve the issue does it. Then you won't get ANY PC games.
     
  5. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    This IS epic fail.
     
  6. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Oh man, I'm so disappointed. Talk about a missed opportunity.

    SH3 was the best one of the lot, living out a Das Boot fantasy, all it needed was more of the interior and a graphics update. Instead they broke it. :(
     
  7. Tyrmot

    Tyrmot New Member

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    Why would you even pirate a game that sounds this bad? Plenty of other games to spend your time on...
     
  8. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    Ubisoft fails... ouch.
    really... just... ouch.
     
  9. Kúsař

    Kúsař regular bit-tech reader

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    At least I had a good laugh while reading this review. Job well done :D
     
  10. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    OMG Bit-Tech, you guys suck! Not using the full 1-10 scale AGAIN! You TOTALLY blow!! :p
     
  11. Ph4ZeD

    Ph4ZeD New Member

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    Ubisoft fail yet again!
     
  12. tripwired

    tripwired Deploying Surprise in 3... 2...1...

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    Such a shame, I was really looking forward to this. Looks like I'll be sticking with Silent Hunter 4 for a while longer yet.
     
  13. theskirrid

    theskirrid New Member

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    I don't think the one - ten scale goes low enough for this. It's appallingly bad. My dad bought this the other day, and decided to stick his face in his strimmer whilst shaking his booty in a wasps nest for some relief from this phlegm. I don't blame him.
     
  14. cjmUK

    cjmUK Old git.

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    This is a fantastic result! I'm totally against the Ubisoft draconian DRM, and I'm against pirating as well. So being a complete turkey, has removed any qualms or angst about me not buying this game

    On the downside, it cripples the boycotters... are Ubi going to receive the message that such invasive DRM is not going to be accepted by the community or will they simply conclude that nobody bought the game because it was shite. Actually, as per usual, they'll probably conclude that the game is a world-beater but that everyone is pirating it.

    Still, I can now look forward to not buying Assassin's Creed instead...

    EDIT: Kudos to BT for giving a deserved 2/10 - so many other sites will come to similar conclusions yet still give it 5+.
     
  15. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    I always thought the Battlestations games did this better and easier to use, plus you get a massive range of ships and planes...
     
  16. cjmUK

    cjmUK Old git.

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    The Battlestation games are arcade games... which is fine if that is what you are looking for, but they can't begin to be considered sub-sims and thus won't appeal the the core Silent Hunter player.
     
  17. veato

    veato I should be working

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    That sounds terrible. One sub? Running between stations? THAT drm? It sounds like the game is unfinished. As in they got half whay through making it and someone said 'lets just put it out now.' No thanks. I'd rather play 688 Attack Sub!
     
  18. Zut

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    Is anyone surprised?

    Silent Hunter is utterly atrocious. I cant see how it even counts as a game.
     
  19. pizan

    pizan that's n00b-tastic

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    +1 I agree other sites will give it a decent rating because Ubisoft will buy advertising on them
     
  20. DirtyH

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    That sentence is so epic win. ;) :D
     
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