I just downloaded a pirated copy of the game, followed the tutorial, then BAM crash on elections.
This is enough for me to not buy the game. I want to know whether it is addictive enough or not.
I downloaded Europa Universalis 3, I liked it immensely and bought the collector’s edition + expansions.
(Note: paradox games does not add any anti-pirate solution on their games, since it’s useless. I love those guys. They got a loyal customer.)
Dwarf Fortress is a free game, but I donated to keep it going. Brilliant stuff.
I downloaded a lot of games which I tried a few times and didn’t like enough. That’s fair, I don’t play, I don’t pay.
I downloaded some games which I couldn’t get to work (often due to anti-piracy crap), no idea whether it’s fun or not. There goes a customer.
I’m not going to try the demo, the website doesn’t even say in what ways it’s limited from the full version. (Less options? Limited playing time/start-ups? Just a tutorial?)
(Just noting I know of it).
You’re right cliff, it’s not that you program badly, but that you force the crackers to screw with it.
Why don’t you just add a serial system for online play? Then I can easily pirate it and get extended options when I like it enough.
No naughty customers like me lost due to disappointing experience.
Just my 2 cents.