The Windows 10 Creators Update rolled out last week, and for the most part, we’re pretty happy with it. There’s a nice new Night Light setting that adjusts color temperature at different times of day to help reduce eye strain, troubleshooters and security features have all been moved into central hubs, and though we haven’t had a chance to extensively test it yet, Game Mode is a promising new feature that could potentially help players on lower-spec systems.
But there’s one area of the update that really let us down: the Windows Store. To be clear, the Creators Update didn’t really change anything about the Windows Store—but that’s the problem. The Windows Store is still a mess.
First off, the Store UI is downright abysmal. The store homepage is a hodgepodge of apps, movies and albums, and assorted games (mostly Microsoft-published). There’s nothing to help distinguish a big game like Rise of the Tomb Raider from a free slot machine app or a pop music album on the homepage.