It has been a while since I've had the time or money to pick up any PC games, but was thinking about picking up a few soon (Farcry 3, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, a few more) and so I was wondering what the situation currently is with DRM for PC games.
Do most games nowadays require you to be always-online and connected to some service (Steam, UPlay, crap like that) to play at all? Or are you still able to play offline? This is an important issue for me, as I'm stuck out in the middle of nowhere with horrible internet and terrible data caps that make such things... inconvenient, to say the least!
I can't be the only one that is sick of all the crap foisted on us in the name of DRM on modern PC games - I like being able to pick up a 5, 10 year old game, install it and that be it, without needing to register for half a dozen different services, be online while playing, and so on. Does the trend of ever-more invasive DRM look like it will continue for PC games, or is there hope on the horizon that the companies will get it through their thick skulls that it just serves to annoy their playerbase?
Basically, what I'd like to know is... what's the current state of PC game DRM and how much of a pain in the ass is it, since I've been out of the loop for a while. Any info would be most welcome, thanks!