Being able to leave a review for a product you don't own was a pretty bad idea in general. Not sure why GOG went down this road.
Some of these games came out before the internet did. Why should I need to buy another copy just to tell people how much I like it?
One can also get a legit copy of thses games at other sellers. Why should I need to by another copy here to tell the GOGers how much I like the game in question?
It can be hard to prove that you own a legitmate copy of a game that you purchased somewhere else. My default assumption when reading a non-veriffied owner review is that they purchased the game somewhere else and are posting there review here so prospective buyers do not need to track opinionss of the game across the far-flung reaches of the internet.
Unless I happen to be reading a review of a game owned/remade/whatever by Beamdog. They earned themselves a terrable reputation with their own actions.
Everything from changeing a game so much so as to be an almost completely different game than what the remade, while claiming it was the orgional, to publicy deining responsability for something that a court of law would hold them responsable for. They earned
If I wish to only view those revews from those who are owners of a gog version of the game, I am only 1, count it 1
check box away from that wish.
^^^ Totally agree.
Reviews should be allowed from people who didn't necessarily buy the game here - more opinions is generally a good thing. It's generally easy to identify the people who actually own the game vs those "hate" reviews - unless one only looks at the score, in which case you're doing it wrong.
And yes, BD totally earned those "hate" reviews. Their "communication" is an example of the absolute worst, cringe-inducing, vomit-generating, customer-patronising-while-screwing corporate communications I have ever witnessed in my entire life. This is not an exaggeration, and I've been gaming for more than 20 years now. On top of that, I have worked in large companies with terrible cultures, where bosses had a habit of communicating the bad changes that were happening in a patronising and sometimes insulting manner - but nothing anywhere near as bad as this.
Someone who removes a cheaper/older version only to replace it with a more expensive modded version, and then on top of that, attempts to sell this idea as "helping the consumer" is... is... there are not enough explicit, revolting adjectives in the English language to adequately describe the utter revulsion and contempt I experience when even thinking about this company.
Which is a shame, since the "enhanced" version of PST is actually not bad, at least for modern systems - IMO.