This new PC game is just a blank CD with instructions on the label for how to get the patch.
I find it particularly troubling that the cover of the CD is a photocopy of a handwritten label. Like I said, it’s completely blank, but the developer released a “patch” the same day it hit shelves.
I downloaded all 450MB of the patch and unzipped it into a folder, then clicked on the only available icon: “non_playable_alpha.exe.” First it asked me for my CD key. Then, it launched the auto-updater.
I suspected that they may have shipped the product a little early.
So I called up the publisher and chatted with their customer support line. They sent over two big burly men who gave me a swirly.
I can’t say I’m too pleased with my purchase, but according to the message boards the upcoming 0.04 patch will offer menus. I can’t wait!
Pretty soon it’ll almost live up to its full-page magazine ad!
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