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News Hitman GOTY review bombed on GOG due to DRM

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  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. BM202

    BM202 What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah, someone at GOG & IO Interactive screwed up. Given that a large chunk of Hitman's game play is in replaying the levels with the content that's been locked away online, and given GOG's offline installers by definition can't access that, it's tantamount to charging GOG users the same amount of money for only 25-50% of the gameplay vs other platforms. They should have just agreed to put the content into the installers like every other game, something they've done before for former online DLC with Deus Ex Mankind Divided.

    In fact it's not a real "review bomb" at all in any unfair negative meaning of the word since all the negative reviews are factually correct in saying GOG is guilty of false advertising with "No activation or online connection required to play" (still present underneath the languages on the right-hand side-bar) contracting the banner that says "Internet connection is required". They really need to put their foot down here and say to developers that single-player DRM-Free games shouldn't have any content hidden behind online servers at all. That's the whole point of them in the first place...
     
  3. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Yup, I was going to buy it, saw that it still had the "need to be hooked up to IOI servers" and noped out.
     
  4. Anfield

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    Not fair at all to use terms with negative connotations like "review bomb" since the anti DRM negative reviews are 100% accurate.

    And GoG needs pick a side here...

    The presence of DRM is a strict binary, there is no half way point or compromise that possibly can exist.
    Either they stop all their anti DRM stance advertising or nuke the DRM infested game from their store.
     
  5. DeViLzzz

    DeViLzzz What's a Dremel?

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    Only reason this happens ..

    Commerce

    Once again it rears it's ugly head.
     
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