Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes has been in for a week of controversy, and it turned out pretty much as I expected with polarised review scores and a mix of fan reaction. Some people rated the game low on principle while others chose to only focus on merits above all else. On Monday I wrote extensively about this issue and how I’d personally approach it in my review.
This got me thinking though. There are plenty of MGS fans out there with varying reactions to Ground Zeroes. Some desperately want to play more of the franchise they love, others are two-minded and there are probably those out there that are turning their heads and refusing to accept paying for something like it.
So, given that, would you not buy a game that you really want based on principle?
If there is a bad practice behind a game you’re dying to play, would you stand your ground and vote with your wallet? Would you buy it anyway? Would you wait for it to get cheaper? At the end of the day, every person is different and there are some practices you dislike but can live with, while others take a step too far and you just can’t support it.
As everyone has their own version, I’d love to hear from you regarding this issue. Feel free to give me examples of games you refused to buy based on principle or a practice you just couldn’t support.
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