I LOVED this game when it came out and I decided to buy it as an homage. Dear God has gaming changed since. No support for high resolutions, no support for widescreen, no improved graphics (it ran maxed when it came out), glitchy, and worst of all, WORST of all, absolutely crappy save management. A story-driven strategy game is supposed to have my back. It only auto-saves when you switch areas, which was 4 ♥♥♥♥ing hours ago, lost all my SevenKeeps progress. I got killed with cheats, because it loves to glitch and kill you even with god mode on.
Rage quit and uninstalled. I don't care how good it used to be, I am not playing the last 50 quests again. Don't bother with this game. Ir was a nice blend when it came out, now it's old and decrepit, not even rebuilt for Steam, it still requires a serial key as long as my arm.
Why? It's on torrents since 2006, what possible protection do you seek? I'm not saying patch your game if you sell it, you utter crooks, I'm saying crack it for steam. it's 2 bucks, nobody is stealing it. You still have the sources, disable key check, allow black-bar widescreen resolution and add some autosave every 5 minutes.
I'm not talking crashed here, no I DIED AND LOST 4 HOURS OF PROGRESS. What is this, 1993?
Don't buy it. It's slow, doesn't save, fast travel is stupidly implemented, quests are clunky, magic is underpowered and it's glitchy as heck (not because new hardware, it runs fine, it was always glitchy). Pathfinding is atrocious, units go on the wrong path and get lost. They go in knots for no reason and seem to just attempt to path 40 meters, then another 40, sometimes going in the wrong direction, completely losing sight of their final goal. In combat, this pathing issue is a b*tch, not to mention it has no polite/predictive pathing. If 4 units stop in the door, the others dance around, unable to pass though, around, push units whatever, and get slaughtered.
Just buy something modern. Not worth it. Uninstalled.