I wouldn't spend a large amount of money on a modern game without exhaustive research 99%+ these days are not worth $10 let alone $80
I couldn't agree with you more. What originally sold me on EK was that it included an Android demo and ran smoothly on my low end phone. If I'm not familiar and confident with a game then I prefer to test drive a demo or a friends copy.
VDX_360 -- I've actually avoided WoW and any game console past Xbox 360/PS3 because I refuse to pay a monthly network subscription. I believe if you own a copy of a game with online components that is less than 5 years old your entitled to free multiplayer support on official servers. If official servers are no longer active then players should have the ability to set up their own servers.