No, DRM-free games provider GOG doesn’t really move over to Germany (although that would be nice for me), but the latest news is that the website is more open to customers from that country. This also means more games for others.
It’s not only the website that can now be browsed in German (with all the news also in German). But there’s additional German support, an exclusive forum (hopefully inviting others as well who want to learn a bit of that language), and what’s even more interesting, German localizations added to the library.
With 25 more games now available in German (bringing the store up to 350+), it’s great news for those whose English isn’t the best or who simply want to enjoy the games in their native language. Other localizations can benefit from this as well (Black Mirror would be a nice addition, although at the moment the series isn’t available anymore).
GOG’s decision to support more German companies is also great to hear. Daedalic Entertainment is certainly the most prolific developer/publisher with their titles being available on the website (although still without the German versions of the Dark Eye games). But it’s not the only company producing high-quality entertainment…
Unfortunately, this move to go all German has its problems, as is showcased by removing the highly acclaimed Commandos games for German customers. This is quite a hard blow, and here’s hoping that this doesn’t mean customers from that country will get even fewer games in the future. Of course it’s understandable that GOG has to abide by the strict (and often weird) German laws, but let’s be honest here: This is one of the many reasons why Germans frequently purchase from GOG. They want to have uncut versions, something which isn’t always possible with Steam. And if this is taken away from them, more and more will probably either go importing the physical discs or use other means, which would be a shame.
Still not everything is doom and gloom with another promo week solely dedicated to games developed or published in Germany. The Herzlich Willkommen! sale will last until Tuesday, March 3, at 4:59 AM GMT with the following titles reduced in price:
A New Beginning: Final Cut
Blackguards Special Edition
Blackguards: Untold Legends
Cultures: Northland + 8th Wonder of the World
The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav
Deponia 2: Chaos on Deponia
Deponia 3: Goodbye Deponia
Edna & Harvey: The Breakout
Edna & Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes
The Inner World
Journey of a Roach
The Night of the Rabbit
Omerta: City of Gangsters Gold Edition
Omerta: City of Gangsters (4 DLCs Included)
Omerta: The Japanese Incentive
The Settlers 2: Gold Edition
The Settlers 3: Ultimate Edition
The Last Tinker: City of Colors
Tropico 3 Gold Edition
The Whispered World: Special Edition
Wings! Remastered Edition
This is a great collection of even greater games. Even if the genres are usually niche like point-and-click adventures and sims, there’s certainly enough love put into these titles to try them out if you haven’t already. Most of the Daedalic titles have already been reviewed on this site and the scores speak for themselves that they’re worth every Euro.
If you can’t decide, definitely check out the Edna & Harvey games. The Settlers is also a great and cute way to start in that other specific genre. And if you’re up for some new indie hits, then Journey of a Roach is definitely worth it, while the recent GOG release The Last Tinker: A City of Colors looks extremely swell as well. It has a 50% launch discount for one week, until Thursday, March 5 at 10:59 AM GMT.
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