HITMAN GOTY Slip Up is Another Embarrassing Learning Experience for CD Projekt

Erickson: Look, I can understand removing reviews that gave the game a score of 1 and not giving reasons as to why. But plenty of the scores DO express their disapproval of the online requirements. GOG did later clarify their statement, but the damage was already done.

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porkChop777d ago

It isn't. Idk why the author worded it that way. "Late last September" implies September 2020, but he meant September 2021. This happened just a few weeks ago.

OptimusDK777d ago

I dont get this at all. This has nothing to do with CD project red.

Yui_Suzumiya777d ago

GOG is a subsidiary of CD Projekt

PrinceAli776d ago

If you dont know what you're talking about just say that instead of looking dumb! loool

enkiduxiv776d ago

I believe Projekt Red is now distinct from the Cd projekt that runs GoG though.

got_dam777d ago

They should have had a warning on the store page, but that is as far as cd project's accountability goes. They sold the game itself drm free, as they do. They have no control over the other shit. That is on IO interactive. But again, they should have had a warning on the store page.

MadLad777d ago (Edited 777d ago )

GoG isn't in the wrong here.
The game, itself, is DRM free.

It's the dev/publisher tying mechanics behind an online model.

How deeply do you want GoG to vet their titles? Is it their job to know the ins and outs of every title that comes through? Do they need to do monthly check ups on every game they allow on the service to see if their model changed?

I mean, they already go above and beyond every other storefront when it comes to what they allow on the store. Now we're holding them accountable for elements had on the developer's end?

eddvdm777d ago

Agree 100% - what's next, if they have one item inside let's say "Level 13", that gives a boost to XP or something P2W like that (yes, looking at you Ubi), but only reclaimable through their online account - GOG will need to search for EVERY SINGLE POSSIBILITY inside the whole game?

staticall776d ago

Yes, i agree with you. I read the original thread for 30 or something pages and not once i saw GOG official claiming that they delete just negative reviews (and saw zero proof that CD Project RED was doing that, just claims). But most of the articles or YouTube video were claiming that not only CD Projekt RED were removing reviews, refusing refunds and so on without any proofs, just «i saw people mention that» (if there were any proofs, i would love to see them).

I think, GOG should've had an info banner on Hitman's store page, saying that game might have online restrictions or something to that extent. Because you're right, today game might be fully accessible offline but tomorrow some developer or publisher decides (without alerting anyone) that game will require online connection for anything (or implement some sort of DRM), do GOG must daily check every game to see if someone done something shady and pull game from the store right away? I don't think they have the manpower to do that. And i don't think you can build a system that will check for that automatically.

And i know this is an unpopular opinion, but i think people should demand IO Interactive to remove their online DRM or restrictions, whatever you call that, from content that should not require it. Like, online-only content (like leaderboards, multiplayer/coop) - i get why that requires online connection. But any unlocks should NEVER require online connection or online profile or anything other online-related (especially in Hitman case, it's a singleplayer game that requires online connection to fully enjoy it and people are completely fine with that as far as i saw).

Christopher776d ago

Comments like this is where I kind of wish the default sorting of comments was by upvotes. This covers it all.

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potedude776d ago

I'd never heard of GOG. Anyone use them to buy games? Any good?

MadLad776d ago (Edited 776d ago )

It's a good storefront. They rework older titles to work with newer operating systems, and have a generous return policy.
Obviously they host new titles, but they got big by supporting older games.

It's the same company behind the Witcher series. Also, unfortunately, Cyberpunk 2077. Though that's the only blunder under their belt since the company started, really.

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Hitman celebrates 25 years with new content, events, and more in October

The month of October is going to be filled with excitement as the Hitman franchise is commemorating its 25 years of being in the business.

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-Foxtrot55d ago

It’s the 25th anniversary this year?

I’d have assumed it would have gotten something like a remastered trilogy of the original games or a remake of the first game. Something for a 25th celebration.

Super lacklustre


Ranking the Hitman Games From Worst To Best

Cultured Vultures: With the World of Assassination Trilogy wrapped up, here's our thoughts on the best and the worst in the series.

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Elements of Absolution, such as its accessibility and player-created content, would be mixed with the more traditional Hitman games’ sense of murderous creativity to birth the Hitman Trilogy 0f 2016-2021. A series that would take its creators on a turbulent journey of publisher changes, independence, and the eventual triumph of being handed the tantalizing 007 license."