I loved the Silent Hunter series, and I was excited to play this title when I first heard of it. Sadly, this game does NOT live up to the high standards set by its predecessors.
The main flaws include the following:
Uplay DRM to play the game.
Game-breaking bugs and flaws that will sometimes prevent you from even progressing, or on occasion, will reset your progress to a much earlier point.
-Examples of this include:
-When opening the periscope view the game instantly crashes to desktop with no crash dump, report, or warning.
-Some enemy units will disappear in full view of the player without explanation or warning.
-Certain story objectives are not acomplishable due to the game not tallying kills properly.
The main reasons to enjoy your time in this game:
All gamebreaking bugs aside, the game looks beautiful, and is a good platform for mods (assuming you are allowed to, I wouldn't know as I have only played the stock game).
The mechanics from the old Silent Hunter games are somewhat present, but the game is much easier than it's predecessors.
Don't buy this game, buy Silent Hunter IV or Silent Hunter III