Conversely, I’ve found the main benefit of the Epic Giveaways has been similar to the couple of times I was signed up to a subscription service - namely that I’ve ended up trying several games that I probably never would have bought.
I’ve played a bunch more games over the past year or so than I did in previous years. Part of that is down to the Coronavirus situation, but part of it is down to having a bunch available to just dip into and see if they’re good.
Whereas on Steam I’ve been more picky and really only buy something if I definitely want it and it’s definitely a good deal.
Bad North, Into the Breach, Edith Finch, Shadowrun Dragonfall etc… are games that sounded good, but tbh it’s unlikely I’d ever have bought them, except maybe in a bundle.
Some have grabbed me more than others, but all have them have been worth a dabble. And a few of them have been absolute gems.
The other big benefit has been that they’ve given a bunch of kid-friendly games that have been very useful in keeping the kids entertained over the past year. Totally Accurate Battle Simulator, Lego Batman, etc…