Posted August 19, 2018
The only snag with this is that those of us who choose to use a different profile for posting to the one we use to buy our games on, will never be able to post reviews then. That said, I've only ever posted one official review and am probably unlikely to post more.
blotunga: I agree with those who say that only people who own the games should be able to write reviews. I understand that GOG's userbase used to be small so any kinds of reviews were welcome, but I hope this has changed.
I'm exclusively a single-player though, so I have no need to make my real profile public. And if I did play multi-player games, I'd probably resort to having to create seperate profiles for each one.
As for the need to have a seperate profile for posting? In my case, off the top: privacy, freedom of speech and no preconceptions of bias. In other words, I am what I post.
Of course, most of these reasons can be attacked. Starting with "privacy", this is probably an illusion on my part. Data miners most likely already have my real profile downloaded when GOG switched profiles to public by default. And like others, I only became aware of this a couple of days after it had happened.
"Freedom of speech": this is probably the more important one. I'm free to say whatever I want on an "anonymous" profile. If it was my real profile, I'd have to censor everything I say in case it could be used against me... and since everything seems to stay on the web forever, that means you could be presented in 10 years time with something you said when you were in e.g. a bad mood at the time.
"No preconceptions of bias": people would definitely judge me by the types of games I'd bought, which means if I predominently bought shooters, I'd be seen as shallow, or if I'd predominently bought... whoops, now I'm doing it ;)