I was wondering about the dlc packs that were available seemingly without a main game. So I did a quick check. The game is on the BPjM index and therefore mustn't be sold "openly" (in Germany that is).
Yeah. That kinda only applies if you've got a store or sales room in Germany, physically. GoG doesn't have that, and GoG HQ isn't in Germany, either. As far as I know, everything's being run from Poland. Where all of these rules do not apply.
Following the rules of Germany as if they had to, and not following a shitton of other rules from Germany - or any other country for that matter - just doesn't make any sense. They could happily offer the game, and not give a shit, pretty much - but they don't, for some reason.
If they're afraid to offer it because there is German language GUI available on the store... 1) get rid of the translation and be international. No? Fine, just follow the rules as they actually say and... 2) don't show the game off anywhere, but let users still search for it in the search box. Equivalent to asking the store clerk if you can buy it. No? Because you... 3) can't check if people are 18+? Well, didn't bother you much with any of the other 18+ games, did it.
All in all, it feels kinda hypocritical, and that's
what drives most uf us German users / customers insane about it. If you're living here, it's really, really
not a big deal to get your hands on such a game, at all. Stores are just not allowed to but up huge banners for it and leave it on the shelves, that's all. And we would love if GoG actually did it like that
, at least.
If you actually can't find the game, it's because some stores don't expect many people to come and ask for it because for many, it's just too much of an inconvenience to go on such a hunt and they just end up pirating it or whatever else. But not because they wouldn't be allowed to sell it...