I bought a couple of Westwood Studios games that were going cheap at my local PC store...among them was C&C: Renegade. The single player campaign I found to be somewhere between lousy and average. Not enough blood for my taste - the guys you kill just do a roll in mid-air (or crouch down and die pathetically), scream and die. I want them to get turned to red mist or chunked. The gunfire sounds are pretty wimpy as well, not like the great gunfire noise in Half-Life ages ago.
Anyway, so I thought "Single player kinda sucks"...maybe I'll try multiplayer. I logged onto Westwood Online with my game, registered and tried it out. Multiplayer Renegade is even worse. Not many European servers out there, most of them are ladder ones (hard for a n00b to "break in") and the pace of the game is so sloooow.
In all fairness, maybe it is a nice game and all that, but honestly I can't be bothered to try to master it when so many aspects of it suck already.
So there it is, singleplayer and multiplayer sucks and I want my money back. I can just tell the checkout assistant that it runs too slow on my computer (it is technically correct). What I want to know is whether by registering at Westwood Online, it is only one registration per CD key. That means that if I return it and someone else buys my repackaged copy, they will not be able to log on. Or will they?
If it is illegal because I already registered at Westwood Online, then I guess I will have to keep it. Or auction it off at Ebay to recover some of my wasted money on a stupid game (don't tell me that is illegal too!)
Sidenote: Whatever happened to good Westwood RTS games? The first Dune 2 and C&C: Tiberian Dawn were cool. Red Alert was OK. The later ones from C&C2, Red Alert 2, Emperor: Battle For Dune all sucked. Too much focus on eye candy and a lame plot, lousy gameplay and poor balancing for all of them.
I'm in the UK, so views on whether or not returning a game which I registered online is illegal or not in the UK is more relevant to me