"Before I start this, I should get something out of the way: PC players are required to use the Origin service (EA’s Download Manager) to acquire and play this game in any form. I’m going to start with this fact since, honestly, I understand that it’s not going to chance between now and next month, but some due criticism needs to be put out. To begin with, Origin is a clumsy service to use at best: upon downloading the initial beta, it took several tries for the download to start. Once it started, the download didn’t actually appear in “My Games” until I tried to start it yet another time, and the service finally updated its display. The interface is clunky in Origin, and several times while the download was going, it tried to tell me that I wasn’t connected to the internet (despite the download continuing without any problems)."