Prez wrote on May 31, 2012, 21:54:
Now, GFWL sucks the balls off a camel, no doubt, but that wasn't much of an intrusion. While it would be to everyone's benefit if it was killed immediately and forgotten, it isn't enough of an intrusion to warrant boycotting great games like Batman AC. If Dark Souls is good (I knew nothing about it at all until today), GFWL isn't a reason for me to avoid it.
I fully understand not being a fan of the system, but boycotting a game because it uses GFWL (which is most likely not a developer decision anyway) is really only depriving yourself of a game.
I decided to boycott Mass Effect 3 because I thought the series had already taken a downward turn with ME2, and everything I heard about ME3 (even ignoring the infamous ending) confirmed my opinion. But it's a game I have no interest in playing... I'm not fooling myself that my refusal to buy it will have any effect on the series whatsoever. I'm not going to let stupid DRM stop me from playing a game I want to play.
That being said, GFWL is stupid. Steam has everything that GFWL adds (achievements and matchmaking), without being as obtrusive or annoying. And savegame backup/restore is much easier with anything other than GFWL games (although it would be nice if developers would put their savegames in a unified location instead of various places under the Documents folder). So there's really no reason for GFWL to continue to exist, since Steam does everything it does better.