i dont see whats the big deal about gfwl. ive dealt with it on resident evil 5, street fighter 4, batman aa & batman arkham city and maybe a few more. it is bad but it not so bad that it breaks the game. its just a little inconvenient to have to use.
Batman: AA + AC; Fallout 3; and Gears PC that use G4WL are WIDELY known for having saved-game profiles and saved-game disappearance issues.
Luckily, I never had any of these issues.
Dealing w/ saved games of a G4WL can be a pain in the neck to get it to work when transferring them, too. Go ahead - Google it.
Luckily, I never had issues of these nature.
I've had issue where G4WL wouldn't even connect. Though, go figure - any other program would connect fine to its service (Steam, XFire, Raptr, etc). Reinstalling G4WL or opening ports can help - annoying.
Lord knows what a G4WL [game or the G4WL program] update can do - sometimes it takes, sometimes it doesn't.
Though G4WL itself, there's no real back-up utility!! This is why you're best off buying G4WL from other services like Amazon DVG, Steam, GameStop PC App, GameFly, Origin, etc. After DLing your game via G4WL them, DON'T INSTALL it...yet. Back-up the installer files they gave you elsewhere or the back-up compressed files you'd need to install the game while on G4WL elsewhere . Afterward installing, it destroys what you have your G4WL installer files.
G4WL is nowhere as robust as Origin, nevermind Steam.
If Microsoft overhauled G4WL and improved the heck out of G4WL, I'd be VERY happy about Dark Souls PC using it. That's the problem, though - there's so many lingering issues w/ G4WL for years that never got addressed. Sure, I'll eventually buy Dark Souls PC b/c I want that game, but I'd rather it use something else.