When friends of mine voice a desire to buy certain games I find distasteful (but not necessarily sinful), I often struggle to decide whether or not I should question their tastes.
After all, we all struggle with different things, especially when it comes to video games, wherein the stakes seem higher when you’re interacting with the action on screen. Some might find Bioshock, one of my favorite games, to be utterly tasteless, but I find it to be challenging and thoughtful.
So am I just crazy? Should I continue to dial back my suspicions that not much good can come out of Gears of War (chainsaw gun? really?), Mad Word (man darts? seriously?), and other games of the sort?