Hi all ! I need to vent this...
In looking for some games to stock up on, I found 3 games I would like to own and play. They are The Perils of Man, Ana's Quest, and Armikrog.
I saw them on Gamer's Gate, a site I used quite often and trusted. The site has a large inventory and these games are all available.
Here is my issue and problem. I started off with one game - The Perils of Man - very cheap at $9.00 but money isn't the issue. My issue is I thought I was buying this game as I did with many games in the past. I got my confirmation and was told to go to MY Library and download the game - as usual.
Well the games is listed in My Library and seems to available BUT ONLY the STEAM Key is there - NO GAME DOWNLOAD !
I looked on the Gamer's Gate Site - and sure enough - if you look deeper into the Game details - it says 3rd Party Software Required ! This means STEAM !
I don't use STEAM, I don't support it, and I would never ever install it on my system - I had too many bad experiences with it so I got rid of it.
Why would I purposely avoid STEAM and go to a site to get a game only to find out that Gamer's Gate site will only sell you STEAM KEY so you have to use STEAM to play your game! Therefore - you Don't get to download the game you purchased and are corned into using STEAM.
Good thing I only bought one $9.00 game from Gamer's Gate.
I would rather pass on these games until another site, GOG.com for example, offers them.
I really hope this trend that forces you to download and install software you DON'T want ( Steam ) goes AWAY.
I don't mind loosing the ten bucks!