Posted June 22, 2017
To me it is mostly about "not care". As long as it isn't something critical or essential to the single-player game experience, quite often I don't mind. For instance, one game was listed as missing some additional "daily challenge levels"... it appears for those you'd need to be online to play them, so I don't care if they are missing in my archived single-player version, and also I might consider them as extra fluff that is not important to the main game.
fronzelneekburm: I feel your pain, but you know what's even worse? Devs who NEVER patch their game and still dump their new games here (and never patch those as well) and people still buying them. I'm looking at you Vlambeer!
tfishell: Yeah I don't really get that, I guess some people just aren't aware, never learn, or simply don't care. I wonder if it will ever affect GOG's bottom line.
Also, level editors. Yeah it is nice if a game has that, but for 99% of the games I wouldn't use it myself anyway, and even if others started making marvellous new content for the game with it, I am not sure that a) I would be interested enough to try them out b) I could even run Steam content on the GOG version, if the content is somehow locked to Steam service, if it is made with the Steam version.
Buying the same game from Steam with DRM is not an option, sorry. So to me the option is either to have the game maybe with some unimportant patch or feature missing, or not have it at all.
Yes there are unpatched GOG games which I feel people should be aware of before buying, hence this list is good. With it me (and others) can check if a game is missing something in the GOG version that makes me not want to buy it, or anything else from that same publisher for that matter. Missing level editor, multiplayer or achievements? Probably not a biggie to me.