I'd suggest not extending the discussion with Krogan32.
There's a chance he/she is trying to get the thread locked, which is something common in other forums, such as Steam's.
(causing bickering = making people get less and less civil = derailing the topic and breaking the forum's ToS in the process = getting the thread locked as a result)
And even if it's not his/her intention, if things start getting bad, the thread will
I'm sorry that you are incapable of understanding that you are all a vocal minority on this topic. The game is selling extremely well.
Thank you for the completely useless information. Pop quiz, who are the people actually using GoG, attending to purchases on it, and taking part in community work to keep people updated and informed. It is not the fair-weather fools loyal only to "oh ohh! hitman, must get!" Those are not reliable staying customers. Given the number of people against this, we are not in the minority. Even people outside GoG who talk about this are against it on this issue. So fuck off trying to stomp on people and tell them they are nobody, you're wrong.
I take it you've not played the game then? If you had, you'd know the game's status. I have, several years ago. Most of the game is indeed locked behind online access. It is the whole feature of the game and how it was marketed. It is indeed a DRM game, not a DRM-free game as GOG would have you believe.
You can stop lying. Only the online portion of the game requires online activation.
He's not lying dude. Most of the weapons, level locations, and a host of features are behind the wall. I only found this out by looking it up, it's not exactly hard information to get
I'm willing to just watch for now and see(and if necessary speak to) what GoG is going to do in response. Will they remove the game from sale? Ideally yes. Will they condemn it and apologize, saying the reviews should speak for themselves? Cool, not happy but we're off the thin cracking ice for now. Will they double down? then I'll consider them no difference from steam and check if a game has DRM anytime I make a purchase. I came to GoG because I am certain that I wont find DRM after downloading. If that goes away, the thing that made them worth going to is gone.
Edit: oh hey it auto added to the post instead of double posting. Neat. Steam might learn a thing or two from touches like that.
I just saw that GOG is spinning legit reviews about Hitman and calling it "review bombing."
Congrats, GOG. I will never spend another single cent here.
It is review bombing as 90%+ of them are just "DRM BAD!!!" without discussing the game at all. That LITERALLY violates GoG's rules on reviews. I'm sorry you are unwilling to understand that fact because it doesn't fit your narrative of hysteria and fear mongering like the rest.
"Large sections of the game are non-functional because they continue to attempt to connect to a third party service to even run. As such that part of the game is non-functional, and thus the game itself is broken due to the large section it is." Please explain to me how that is anything but a discussion on the technical operations of the game and it's mechanics. And yes that does apply to "This game has DRM, it does not run indepently," is just what I said in less words. Now again, explain how stating a condemnation of a technical aspect of a games proggraming is somehow not talking about the game.
Edit: To those who care, I am going to attempt to keep to the no turd twice rule. I will not be responding to this man again unless he says something particularly profound in either direction. I do not want this to become a personal argument thread.