I'm not furious anymore but to say the least I'm put out.
I wanted to replay Dracula: Origin, a game I really like and voted for in the recent Annual List of Games, so I hauled out my boxed copy from The Adventure Company and tried to install it.
Ha! It seems to think it's already installed although it is nowhere on my computer.
I have no intention of jumping through hoops to figure out why that happened so I decided to check out the download version on Frogwares' site in case I want to buy a digital download in the future.
My computer fits all the requirements for the game (good grief, it's 2008) and I even clicked on Buy, knowing I wasn't going to buy right now since it's 20 bucks, and what did I find?
"Buy" takes you immediately to Steam.
I am so over developers thinking Steam is the be-all and end-all portal for games!
To heck with Frogwares and Double Fine and all the rest of them that think gamers will buy their games on Steam if they really want to play them.
Well, guess what, at least in this instance they have another think coming.
If Origin turns up on GOG, I'll buy it again, I hope at a price commensurate with its age, but I darned sure won't be railroaded into using Steam!
"Best not to think about it. I don't want to fall to bits 'cos of excess existential thought."