Should you ever buy a bad game?

To be honest, this is a question I’ve been struggling with for a few months, and the “sales disaster” of Metroid Prime Federation has brought this question back to the forefront. With high profile disasters like the swarm of refund requests for No Man’s Sky from customers who felt misled by promises made before launch, and such disastrous PC ports as Arkham KnightAssassin’s Creed Unity, and Mortal Kombat X, there’s a strong movement against pre-ordering games. The Arkham Knight and AC Unity were so broken, the publishers in question gave huge swaths of customers refunds. Mortal Kombat X on PC was never fixed, and thus the “Season 2” DLC and all future balance patches skipped the PC platform and only came out on consoles, leading to people like me having  to double dip and re-buy the game on console to experience the same game being played at tournaments. Continue reading “Should you ever buy a bad game?”