... if GOG stripped out all of the online shenanigans and provided unlockables via some SP or optional scheme, I'd buy all 3 of thee new games when (if) they released here.
Just out of curiosity, how would you feel if GOG and IOI released a version where all equipment/locations/disguises/etc. are available offline, but they are all unlocked from the start, not tied to your progression like it is now? Also, when answering, please add whether you have you already played the game before somewhere else or not.
I have finished Hitman 1: GOTY and Hitman 2: GOTY Story Mode's on Steam already.
Sure, I'd be fine w/ this. My big thing is: I want to access everything while offline - all the entrances, exits, disguises, equipment, etc etc.
I could see how other players who have NOT played this game and have not earned all this stuff...and they would like to earn the stuff 1st time through - well, they'd be not too happy about everything unlocked already.
I'm tired of games being grind-y for the sake of the grind anyways - so, that's also another thing. We've got enough grind-y and repetitive games on the market, as is. I really want more unique quests, missions, and whatnot for content - and want less grind.
We've got enough UbiSoft open-world grind-fests w/ ARPG-tied gear & leveling-up processes here on the market anyways.
If it's as simple as there's a file or a few files that holds the unlocks and whatnot and they need to move 'em offline - then they should do so. There should be an option for the player - to leave the stuff locked and earn their way normally; or click a button to unlock all of the unlockables (exits, entrances, disguises, gear, etc)...similar to basically what WWE 2K games do, once you own the Accelerator DLC. With Accelerator DLC on WWE2K games and when you option to unlock everything - you have all the hidden wrestlers, moves, venues, etc. unlocked...or you can unlock them by progressing through the game and its zillion modes. I ain't got time for the huge grind - so, I often bought the Season Pass b/c the Accelerator DLC was already there and b/c of all the other extra wrestlers, venues, arenas, moves, move sets, outfits, etc etc.
I'd also be cool if they do an offline progression set-up - and say they made a tool so I could import my Steam unlocks and progression into GOG version.