Originally Posted by krimson
It'll be the same game, get it in your preferred format. Lot's of people are wary of DD at first, but honestly, once you dive in you'll realize the huge amount of hassles that are resolved by it. I don't think I've bought a physical copy of a PC game in like 10 years.
I am a huge Steam advocate (I think my Steam catalog is about 140 games). It's just that I was a lil surprised when I bought Civ5 and I was required to use Steam. I like physical media (I am an information hog and I love reading manuals on train rides, ect).
Because my internet connection can be spotty sometimes, it is a pain to want to play a game and have to wait an hour for service to be reestablished; I used to take Steam offline while I was connected, just in case, but it became a pain. I may have to go back to that routine, but it is kinda aggravating. It would be nice to just pop in the disc and play when I want.