GOG Connect would’ve been awesome for the people who just got it on Steam a few weeks ago :(
Agreed. Especially considering many people were asking numerous times about a GOG release at their Discord, Twitter, and on Steam. Their official answer was that there was no immediate plans for a GOG release. The 1 week later the GOG announcement popped up.
I love that they brought it to GOG and I understand that GOGs curation can be difficult. However, even when they were saying there was no immediate plans it actually must have been already in the works by GOG.
Some one had to know. All they had to say was we are looking into a DRM free release. Stay tuned. :)
It will sit in my wish list for the time being. I am hoping they will extend some sort of Olive Branch to purchasers on Steam just based on the timing.
However, aside from the fact that I cant help but think it could have been communicated better. No one forced me to buy it on Steam. In most cases I would have just waited a while. But I wanted to try the game and support it. Even though I was on the fence about it because it was on Steam.
So here we are. This just reaffirms my preference to wait for GOG releases. I will buy the game again at some point on GOG But I am hoping the developers read this and make some concessions. :)
Despite my reservations I want to thank them for releasing the game at GOG. Well done on that front. But please, and I repeat, communicate better next time if you are able. That is all we really ask. :)
In regards to the achievements I see people talking about (or lack there of) ...personally I dont have an issue with no achievements.
But I understand that others do. But in my case, and I am sure it is the case with a lot of others, I dont play with galaxy running so achievements dont mean a thing. The fact that play with out the client is possible probably effects the choice to include achievements or not. If many players wont benefit from them it might seem like wasted effort on the developers part. I think having a DRM free game trumps achievement support any day. Even on Steam I never pay attention to them. I have always been of the mind if developers want acheivments in a game make them integrated in the game not reliant on a specific platform.
This would make the work load lighter for the devs and still give people the achievements . Fallout New Vegas did it....though I never payed attention to those either. It is just my opinion and it does not mean much.
If we are talking about GOG users being treated with less preference then other platform users then I would rather focus on more simultaneous day one launches of noteworthy games like Void Bastards
Basically, I want developers and publishers to take GOG a bit more seriously as a good platform.
Also, just an aside. But I think Galaxy 2.0 will make achievement integration easier as it supports more cross platform features.