Searched MSFT and the internet and am genuinely surprised this question hasn't come up anywhere...
I just bought my son an Xbox One S. It comes with a 1 month "free" Xbox Gold subscription trial. There appear to be two types of games:
Deals with Gold games - you get a discount on these, but you still have to pay a substantial cost.
Games with Gold games - these are free. There is an FAQ here for Games with Gold that is reasonably descriptive.
I understand "games with gold" games would become unplayable in the event the subscription lapses - but what happens to "Deals with Gold" games? Do they become unplayable even though you've paid most of the price?
I don't have a problem with losing something "free". But I don't want to stump up for a game and then lose it anyway from subscription lock in.
n.b.: I am referring to the paid "Deals with Gold" games, NOT "Games with Gold" games.