When I first got the steam link I was ecstatic, I could play lots of good games on a big tv screen, Dark souls, Yakuza 0, American Trucking Simulator, Valkyria Chronicles, etc.
But as games have continued to evolve, and the steam link has been deprecated, I'm finding more and more cases where the link is next to useless.
Have a game from Epic? Sometimes it works flawlessly (Outer Wilds) other times, the DRM of the game completely prevents launching it! (Tetris Effect)
Xbox games pass or any game from the MS store? Well you can't even add these .exes to steam without a huge workaround (Mostly Microsoft's fault), and when you do put in the work to open these games on steam, it usually doesn't pass your controllers through.
Then there are simply games that work badly with the link for no reason. I recently started AC Odyssey, a game that will probably occupy me for 100+ hours, it sure would be nice to play it from the comfort of my couch. Unfortunately, even though it plays flawlessly on my PC (and is run from Steam) it runs like a slideshow on steam link! How come? The googling i've done doesn't really tell me, origins had a similar issue, perhaps AC checks online too often, uses too much CPU, maybe it is one or both overlays from steam and uplay? Whatever the answer, fiddling with settings hasn't improved anything.
Third-party utilities exist to help some of this stuff, like Global Steam controller (GloSC) but it's quite clunky and i'm not necessarily comfortable with where these tools come from. I'm starting to think Steam link's days are in the past and that I should seek out a new solution, maybe a long HDMI setup, or a streaming alternative.
Has anyone else had issues more and more lately with their steam link?