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EA Games are giving away Dead Space for a short time, so I signed up last night and grabbed a copy.
OK, the signup process was ... um ... poor. (It took three tries before registration worked without DB error messages, and I can't use "OriginalGriff" because it contains a "prohibited word or character".)
So this afternoon I went to install it.
And you have to install "Origin" - their DRM software. Great. "Steam Mk II" coming up.
The installer is a windows EXE. And it HTML encodes < and > characters. So you get messages like
... that means it's <FAST>. <<REALLY>> fast ...
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
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Origin sucks, way more than Steam (which I got used to in the end). It's slower, less reliable, most games are unpalyable if you're not online or the servers are dow (which happens A LOT) because it won't load any saved game if you have any DLC installed (EA games are 10% game and 59% DLC) - you should restart from scratch with only the tutorial base game.
Dead Space lasted 3 minutes on my PC: it's a console port made with the rear end and doesn't even allow remapping of controls.