Almost decent. I did buy a couple of games there, quite some time ago. I don't anymore.
1) i do not like their 'fidelization' devices, like coins rewards for buying games, or exp, or whatever - it makes spending money a metagame by itself, it plays on gamers reflexes, i find it a bit creepy and manipulative. And those who demand the same on gog are idiots.
2) I'm tired to have to check for drm in small letters each time i browse a catalogué. Being happy to see a game, and then disappointed because it's infested by drm, is annoying. Also, like all these shops, it became, with time, a bit of a steam outlet. Tiresome.
3) In order to make their drm-free games actually drm-free, a tedious download workaround is required, which i expect to be prevented at some point (is it already) ? Their notion of drm-free is dishonnest, because if you simply follow their instructions, absolutely none of their game is drm-free.
Three reasons why i've progressively ceased to even check their site.
They have one good thing going for them, though : the ability to regift the games you bought and didn't download yet. This béats the gog system of having to decide prior to acquisition whether you get it for yourself or someone else...
First i excuse for this very very late reply BUT i have GG aswell and i have to reply on this post
i dont bump this topic becuase i wanted to necro it, but beacuse i wanted to tell that GOG is not that bad as some people sometimes reply in this gog forum, i think that compared to others GOG is the best
and dont get attrackted by the fact all other gamesites have gazillions of more and new games
then GOG has, cause i rather buy with GOG who might have less games but has the best service
the buying at a site that has a very lousy support (the sales guys and the other paid staff
, not the volunteers they do a good job)
I have quite a lot games there, cause i also like casual games
BUT i do have to agree with the reply above cause everything is fine and dandy aslong
you dont get any problemns, and have to call for support...
then sh.t happens....
I had trouble with 2 games i bought there:
fortix 1 and 2 which are small casuals, nothing earth shattering but the gameplay is evry addictive
so i bought these on GG
1.99 euro for fortix 1 if i remember it well and 7.99 for fortix 2 (DRM free)
BUT the games are GPU bashers things hot up tot 75 and more degrees celcius
so i filed a question/complaint in the tutor
(in order to play thesetiny but addictive games i bought them again on steam , lives is bad isnt it)
the sales guys were not amused and explained that the developers are the ones who will supply and decide if and when patches are absolutely needed.
thats bad practice in my opinion, cause now we the user have to go and find patches?
Bad very bad....
so i seemed to have told them that GOG does it for us, again those sales were not amused :D
because i spoke so good about GOG.
Now i have a game from GG that has sounds but plays none... not on XP not on win7, the game runs fine and smooth, no bugs, no crashes.
BUT the menu (textfile) shows a ./music folder
funny thing: there IS no music folder installed by the setup :D
So that game looks like a bad rip off a cd and they forgot to include the music folder in the setup.... bad very bad practice
the game : Pranksterz
Then another game that should run on XP flawlessly, and it also doesnt....
it crashes... and most of the time you have to restart the windows
So i am quite pissed with GG,
not for the sales
not for the prices
not for the slow downloads
not for the hard to use menus or site
but for the support.....
The one good support is a volunteer he does his job very very good and fast.
The guys that are on a payrole however
these are slow, and most of the time they seem grumpy in their replies
(or how do you call them when it seems they always have a foul mood?)
Anyways they dont sound too happy with what they are doing, in my opinion.
All things about updates and needed patches are up to the ones who distributed the game they say, so basically we have no real support regarding bugged games on GG
Looks like the old saying: " Son, you are on your own"
And that is the one bad point
Those BLC I think it works on GG , you buy loads of it using one of the available payments (i use psc)
then the order is made by checking use BLC in the payment and hoppa, it is very faster done then entering the psc numbers or any other info needed.
Support from the big guys at GG thats where the big problem lies, its slow, and there seem to be loads and loads off tickets, all showing that there are many flaws.
So GOG is simply the best !!!
but i already mentioned that before :D