So I can't watch videos anymore here. I'm pretty shocked and bummed out such a fatal flaw got through before the new site launched. I'm now currently paying for content that I can't watch. Please help.
When you purchase a disk you may not own the game itself, but you do own a copy of the game. I am free to do what I want with it for the most part. I can lend it, I can sell it, I can trade it for something. It is mine. It is NOT just purchasing a liscence and it is NOT the same as purchasing a DD game. And with DD, I may not own them forever, because the service could shut down or something could happen where I am banned or otherwise denied access to it. With a physical copy I only lose access through my own choice or negligence, the sole responsibility is on me and that's the way I want it to be. What annoys me is now we're starting to get physical copies that take away these consumer rights. I bought Skyrim from a store yet I have to use Steam to play it, and if I ever lose access to Steam I lose access to my game despite having the damn thing in my hands. I think that's BS, DD should be a choice, not forced on me like that. Paying the same price for way less utility and freedom is a ripoff. DD is only worth it to me when the content is heavily discounted. And with more and more PC games forcing you to be tied to DD restrictions no matter what, I find myself more and more drawn to console gaming, where I still can do what I want with the games I buy.
Does anyone else miss the more anime-ish art style over the realistic approach Advent Chisldren and beyond took with the characters? I would love a visual upgrade but I would prefer something that looks more like the official character art or an updated version of the battle models than a remake that looks like AC.
What I don't like about DD is that you can't rent or borrow the game to see if you like it. You can't sell, lend out, trade, or give away the game when you're done with it. And the online stores have the power to just take away all the games you've ever bought from them for any reason they deem fit. Hell, even if I got caught shoplifting at Gamestop, they're not gonna send goons to my house to take back all the games I've ever bought from them. You give up a lot of consumer rights and privileges with DD, and I don't like that one bit.