very disappointed with GOG
when someone buys a singleplayer game from this store they expect to be able to play it offline.
a game being available on GOG implies that.
and that's important for people who travel, have unreliable internet, etc.
very disappointed that this game would make it through GOG's curation and policies. they should have told the devs that they either have to change the progression system so it doesn't need to connect online, or they won't be selling the game.
This isn't even the big problem. I understand GOG trying to broaden their library, particularly with titles belonging to franchises they already have. Sure, it goes against the original spirit of the store, but I understand the thought process behind it ("It's a popular game, we should have it"). The real problem is the lack of transparency from GOG's part. The store page for the game still says "Internet connection is required to access Escalation missions, Elusive Targets or user-created Contracts. Story and bonus missions can be played offline
" and nothing more. It doesn't mention that you absolutely need to play online to unlock offline play, which is the one issue people have with the game.
Besides that, they don't even have a message saying they're in communication with the developers in order to see this changed (barring the generic "Thanks for bringing this issue to our attention", which has all the value of an automated birthday greeting given by an internet forum), which suggest they're not really doing anything about it. And they have the gall to pretend people who complain are "review bombing" (even if they tried to save face afterwards).
And all of this coming on the heels of all the problems with Devotion's release (which is still not released on the store despite the massive backlash due to their lies
about what customers wanted, something for which they haven't even entertained the possibility to explain) and the whole CP77 debacle.
I know some people are judging this complaint as being "overzealous about DRM" (something that even if it were true would be entirely reasonable), but the real issue is the cascade of problems with the store that have been piling up for quite a while, soiling the name of this place that we used to love so much and making it harder and harder to justify choosing this particular storefront to make purchases.