Why Players Hate The Epic Game Store - Forge Labs

Why Players Hate The Epic Game Store
Between Steam, Origin, UPlay & The Epic Game Store, there are a lot of game launchers and stores. However, The Epic Game store has been subject to a lot of criticism after developer Deep Silver announced that the upcoming title Metro Exodus will launch exclusively on The Epic Game Store, despite being advertised to fans on Steam prior.

There are plenty of reasons why players hate The Epic Game Store. This Forge Labs video explains why that is.

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sakmi kuhl
sakmi kuhl:
Isn't it funny how DISCORD is a better game store than Epic Game Store?
Fawkes.
Fawkes.:
Reason not to use Epic Store:

1.They have terrible security ( 80 million accounts were exposed last week)

2. They have terrible customer service (just google it)

3. Games are more expensive on Epic due to regional pricing

4. You can’t play games offline

5. Limited social features

6. No screenshots

7. No controller support

8. They broke EU laws (and still do)

9. Scummy tactics (you had to tick a box opt out of emails etc)

10. They are partially owned by Tencent (a company that sells user data to the Chinese government)

11. No achievements

12. No cloud saves

13. No game forums (many people went to steam for subnautica support)

14. Epic make you pay the transaction fee when purchasing games

15. They are anti-consumer (they pay for exclusive rights to games to try and force you to use their store)

16. They can refuse refunds even if you meet the criteria

17. No reviews

18. No linux support

19. No mature user community

20. They are literally heretics in the eyes of the lord Gaben and heretics needs to be purged.
Legendary Bonnie
Legendary Bonnie:
I see people defending it saying that "sTeAm DiDn'T hAvE fEaTuReS bEfOrE"

yes that was in 2006,if you want to release a launcher that would have been good more than 10 years ago you're better off not releasing it
Jody Resnanda
Jody Resnanda:
I hate exclusives.
Just make it available on steam too and let people choose goddammit.
LookAtMyBushNuggets
LookAtMyBushNuggets:
The Epic Game store has exclusive games huh ?
*Pirates of the Caribbean Theme Plays*
Baby Seal
Baby Seal:
No cloud save
No offline
No controller support
No social space
No review systems
Wow, now I know why people hate epic games so much.
ferna2294
ferna2294:
My good old friend, the Pirate Bay, is coming back in 2019...

Well done Epic Games.
Undeadlurch Gaming
Undeadlurch Gaming:
Steam account issue resolved time : less than 30 mins. Epic account issue: we've resolved the issue.(they did nothing) still waiting....
killerdragon558
killerdragon558:
I'd rather play on the McLauncher than the Epic Games Store.
MisterJerome
MisterJerome:
Metro Exodus: makes feature to take ingame screenshots
Epic Games: nah
hapless.
hapless.:
I thought I downloaded a computer virus, but it turns out it's just The Epic Games Store
XperimentorEES
XperimentorEES:
Don't forget Blizzard's launcher and there's also GOG, both are significantly better than Epic despite being weaker than Steam.
Allen Berry
Allen Berry:
I’m pretty sure most people who uses epic games store is for launching Fortnite
RezaImran98
RezaImran98:
I'm pirating any game that's releasing on the Epic Games Store
MagashiSaizen
MagashiSaizen:
You forgot about the whole Chinese spyware found in the client.
ironmike
ironmike:
You never mentioned how generally cheap the layouts are of other launchers.  Steam has a very clean, well organized launcher using nice colour schemes.  Some of these launchers are like opening a really bad website made by some kid in a candy shop.
god
god:
Borderlands 3
ME:
Just got done with my 2nd character only 4 left
PC:
freezes
ME:
...
PC:
AND ITS GONE
Relyea
Relyea:
I legit thought it was just a different launcher. Glad you broke this down
Horațiu Mlendea
Horațiu Mlendea:
WOW finally someone who mentions the lack of Linux support GG
aka fisherman
aka fisherman:
you should make another video and call it "why players hate epic games"



like if you hate fortnite
Jimmy Champane
Jimmy Champane:
I really don't like the Epic Store, man. I would have been happy to wait for it to catch up to Steam (like I did with GOG) but now they're buying exclusivity for games I want to play and that's not COOL. It's like when Microsoft bought timed exclusivity on Rise of the Tomb Raider.
Cremesent
Cremesent:
dont forget its actually malware
Sebastian Mayer
Sebastian Mayer:
Sons of Steam!
My brothers.
I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me.
A day may come when the courage of Men fails, when we forsake Steam and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day.
An hour of wolves and shattered shields when the Age of Steam comes crashing down, but it is not this day!
This day we fight!
By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of Steam!
Drizz981
Drizz981:
Got my antivirus tell me that the launch icon of epic game was an trojan on 4 games ...
McV13
McV13:
no cloud saving, must be connected to the internet to play
Tohru
Tohru:
Game: *exists

Epic Store: *join the darkside*
IKnowGunFu
IKnowGunFu:
Piratebay : "come with me if you wanna live"
MaXX Gaming
MaXX Gaming:
But now they love!!!!coz gta5 is free now!!on epic games
L0RDFR3NCHY
L0RDFR3NCHY:
In old man voice : back in my day, you journeyed to the game store on foot. And you weren't even sure they had the game you wanted!
deepak giri
deepak giri:
Now they giving gta 5 premium edition for free
YOUSEF
YOUSEF:
You forgot to mention that steam has the steam workshop
Aryan
Aryan:
May the Holy Lord Gaben purge these heretics from the land of PC Gaming
Beau
Beau:
Somehow I believe the “developer cuts” will decrease when there are more people start using epic store
SexyMcdass
SexyMcdass:
it is still a relatively new launcher we need to give it time to grow, they can add stuff like reviews, social stuff, offline play, cloudsaves at a later date. In my opinion it is good for steam to have competition so that both developers and consumers can get good deals.
one company having monopoly is never a good idea and this will pressure both partys into making better products.
LikerTubeEvolution Watching
LikerTubeEvolution Watching:
I just want all borderlands on steam, i don't want to have bl 1, 2 and Pre sequel on steam and bl 3 on epic games
Cameron LOL
Cameron LOL:
It litterly wont let me in my account... at all
КΛԼΛϺΞΞТ
КΛԼΛϺΞΞТ:
Those Super Mario 64 sounds are a perfect way to subconsciously associate your channel with my childhood nostalgia. Smart man.
D K
D K:
Everyone loves it now that gta and civ 6 got released for free
Exelerant HD
Exelerant HD:
When I downloaded the epic games store I literally thought it only existed for fortnight and nothing else
The Mans
The Mans:
As someone who has constant internet outages I LOVE HAVING TO ALWAYS BE CONNECTED
Austin Powers
Austin Powers:
If Epic games store ever gets beyond steam there going to put the price return back to were steam has it now, it's a classic bait and switch
Interstellar_Duh
Interstellar_Duh:
building my first gaming pc so i thought it was time i finally learned why everyone seems to hate Epic Games Store lol
Tom Vriest
Tom Vriest:
first reason why I hate the epic games store: f0rtNite
second reason: you can't go offline
Scoundrel
Scoundrel:
Now I have to wait to get my hands on Hitman 3 till 2022, makes me hate Epic even more
G_Boy
G_Boy:
Reason N.1

It’s not owned by the lord and saviour Gaben
Ben Prins
Ben Prins:
Top 5 reasons why gamers hate the Epic games store.

- Exclusivity
- you get your info spied on
- Epic dosent seem to care. Period
- associated with the Chinese
- we don't get a choice where to buy
( same as 1 but still )
Sir Loaf
Sir Loaf:
"You have to be connected to the internet"

DRM free games: sup
Secko 75
Secko 75:
Damn what did atlas ever do to u
Hyp3rR4lph YT
Hyp3rR4lph YT:
"IGN 10/10 -too expensive"
Garett Crook
Garett Crook:
This can’t be real. No cloud saving? Wut
Varun S
Varun S:
Biggest Problems:
1) Always online to play
2) No Game Reviews
the last brain cell
the last brain cell:
just bought a steam controller best choice in my life
A B
A B:
I can connect offline as of today (they might have updated their system since you published the vidéo), there is also a controller support I mostly play with a xbox 360 controller
Stefan Schirmer
Stefan Schirmer:
7:21 Ghost Recon: Breakpoint and Outerworlds (calling it right now)
Bäckis
Bäckis:
in a nutshell, epic store is not consumer friendly
Osnofa
Osnofa:
Idk, I've been using it for about a year now and it has worked wonderfuly. Free triple A games, good prices, minimal design, idk why y'all mad
Tõnis Rand
Tõnis Rand:
The video made me realize how good Steam actually is
neonnightzz
neonnightzz:
People get caught in the crossfire. That includes developers. Unfortunately it must happen one way or another.
itsnowing YT
itsnowing YT:
well players will love it lmao since gta 5 is free right now 😂
Bob Page
Bob Page:
“But there’s exclusives on Steam too!”
Yes, but only in technicality. Steam doesn’t try to buy exclusive deals or flaunt when a game only exists on their platform. It just so happened that dev only had their game on their launcher. The argument against exclusives is against BUYING and ADVERTISING exclusive deals. Nobody wants that. This is colonialism & mercantilism just in a specific market.
caverze
caverze:
Epic game store also doesn't have mod support
Yoda The Mass shooter
Yoda The Mass shooter:
"accurate reviews" yeah go to old metro games reviews.
wiredspider
wiredspider:
Do we really have to Boycott the one game I’ve been dying to play for 7 years?... Sigh.. Just wanted to buy it on steam
SH
SH:
You forgot to mention how every time u launch the epic games store u see a poster for fortnite
ManWithoutMercy
ManWithoutMercy:
Not supporting epic store at all. Period
Jonathan Virya Setyawan
Jonathan Virya Setyawan:
Epic Games is just another T gay in "Online Game Store"
ThatOneGuy
ThatOneGuy:
I use it to get a game for free ever week and that’s it
Epic . Alex 27
Epic . Alex 27:
When I try to load in just cause 4 it ALLWAYS crashes like when it shows the intro to the game it just crashes
Gawanoh
Gawanoh:
Oh I just found out my subnautica base is gone. Damn Epic do you even 2019
Kompatompa
Kompatompa:
I really like that they give you a free game every week, I honestly respect that, I really do.
But the lack of features is mind blowing to me. I understand that they are still pretty new to the market and that they are still growing but to not include a shopping cart? A FKING SHOPPING CART?
LIKE WHAT THE ACTUAL F EPIC STORE???
Mat
Mat:
Dev: *Makes epic store exclusive*
DID SOMEONE CALLED PIRACY ???
Mr.OvenBox
Mr.OvenBox:
Thanks. Now I don't have to explain to my friend why I don't want him to buy me Borderlands 3. I refuse to support a company that strong arms companies into going with them. Super Scummy.
NoMERCY
NoMERCY:
Hail Lord Gaben.
Keep us blessed with the discounts.
We pray for your infinite glory.
Amen.
Paul win
Paul win:
Epic is also region locked in multiple countries including China Korea and Russia. Because of this, the original writer for metro Exodus can't even play the game.

Edit: Holy cow guys. Thanks for my First +300 comment.
Also the PlayStation and XBox versions of Metro Exodus are also unplayable. They cost about 90,000won which is about 80 American dollars.
EDIT2: The Epic games store works for free games but at the time of posting had some legal problems with each country preventing any purchase. This is still the case in Korea and may have been solved in Russia. This included faulty Eula agreements, bad privacy policies, etc.
Edit3: this comment is getting a bit out of hand...... Thanks for all the like though. I really appreciate it.
Edit4: I was wrong. The price for the PlayStation version is over 90 Dollar.
GreaTMaX32
GreaTMaX32:
Thank God The new Gears of war will be at steam..
Can't wait for Gears 5 :)
Kimberly Desormeaux
Kimberly Desormeaux:
Sure all launchers are bare bones when they start out, but Epic is quickly becoming the most successful game company and it has been almost 2 years and one could take half an hour to delineate all of the issues with the launcher. Screw Epic.
Tomentos
Tomentos:
Whenever I asked my friend why he dislikes Epic Games he just said Fortnite. Good to finally see an actual list of thing the Store is lacking.
FermiGBM1
FermiGBM1:
lol those review bombs xD
Vladimir V.
Vladimir V.:
"You must be connected to the Internet to play EG store games". That alone will be enough for me not to buy anything from them.
Globaled
Globaled:
6:55 what is this background music? so nostalgic but i cant put my finger on it
roy de santiago
roy de santiago:
The review thing is the weakest thing I've ever heard, just look it up elsewhere?
Bassibasukki
Bassibasukki:
Love them n64 games sounds and music <3
McRabbit
McRabbit:
love your used background musics. So nostalgic.
Simple Brian
Simple Brian:
Alright here's my idea how Steam can handle this BS going with epic:
Instead of making big games become richer e.i the more you sell the less Steam takes, instead promote quality, say the game has a 90%+ recommendation review from its consumers, have said game get a 25/75 cut From Steam (from 30/70), if it's really good and high quality say have a 95% approval rating then lower it even more to 20/80 cut, say for some reason the game is so good it's literally 100% recommended by everyone then go for the 15/85 cut.

Still there has to be a certain threshold before it can have its revenue cuts increase, there has to be a decent enough amount of consumers buying that game first, and have that game be Atleast as old as a month.

It's fair right? Idk what are your thoughts?
Major Tism
Major Tism:
Epic exclusives remind me of my old friends at Skidrow for some reason.
Monty2289
Monty2289:
The impression I get from the amount of information I've collected on Epic (really wanted to know WHY they are bad) is that Sweeney really hates the user/community friendly nature of steams and the finnicky nature of gamers. He hates that this pretty solid platform is taking away easy money.

So in order to hurt steam Sweeney basically bribes studios for exclusivity. Ironically in his attempt to break a monopoly (a monopoly that exists on good will btw) he's willing to CREATE a monopoly on games. I honestly thought epic was just a different vendor. Apparently using them is a big dildo in a butt to all PC gamers. And all Epic has to do is just match Steam's user friendly/community friendly/non-DRM policy which doesn't even sound that hard to do. The fact that they don't care signals they're pretty scummy
natsuruke
natsuruke:
Pretty sure epic will take more cuts in the future because they cannot live with break even or losses for long
Jackson
Jackson:
I’m not angry, I’m just never buying anything from the epic games store. Period.
Zylix Lanoix
Zylix Lanoix:
I feel attacked, Atlas was one of my all time favourite games :(
IVAN GREY
IVAN GREY:
I already made a Video about this months ago, Too Many Launchers, no Big Picture Mode, Stupid BS
Verminlord Soulberry88
Verminlord Soulberry88:
Thank you so much for making this video. I was wondering for the longest time why people hate Epic Games stor.
MaykeLL
MaykeLL:
You forget about how privacy works in epic game store (it's important)
n0clip_
n0clip_:
I really pissed off about borderlands 3 being exclusive to epic games store
Shahyan2006
Shahyan2006:
7:25 cough cough pantropy
Clarkestyle101
Clarkestyle101:
4:45 yo i'm dead lmao
Mystery Man
Mystery Man:
Does Epic Store have a backup game feature, so you don't need to download it again, and again, and again, every time when you get a new computer or just reinstall Windows?
Γιώργος Παπαγεωργόπουλος
Γιώργος Παπαγεωργόπουλος:
No cloud save.
No offline.
No controller support.
No social space.
No review system.
No refund system.
THANKS. NOW I HAVE A REASON TO RETURN TO CRACKED GAMES. :)
EarnirPlayGames
EarnirPlayGames:
I asked this question on Reddit and got answers like “It’s Malware/Spyware” to “Cause they made Fortnite”


Is this true or false?
Bo Wales
Bo Wales:
Epic Game Store tells Me I no longer own BL3 which I've been playing for the last 9 months.
ToasterBathBoi
ToasterBathBoi:
>no cloud save progress
>always online

Uhh...