Buggy Games - you buy or you pass?
The NWN2 thread and PCGameplay (Belgian game mag) got me thinking.
NWN2 appears to be a very buggy game. Graphical glitches, sound stuttering, AI problems, desktop crashes, buggy item identification: even for an RPG this game is unfinished.
Yet, as PCGameplay stated, people still buy these kind of games en masse. In the NWN2 thread, I heard Morro and others state they don't really care about the bugginess (sp?). Why is that? Because you think/hope you won't be as affected as others? Because you're happy to play with errors until (hopefully) a patch will be available? Because you think it's inevitable such a complicated product has some bugs?
Or are you one of those people that stay clear of buggy products? How do you avoid them? And why? For personal reasons mainly (you don't want to get frustrated); or because you hope to change the attitude of developers by not buying "unfinished products"?
I myself think it's inevitable to have at least some errors and bugs ingame, as long as they don't make my game crash. I can stand some quest bugs or graphical glitches here and there, until they are patched out. But I too hate the current attitude that seems to be the standard of throwing blatantly beta versions of games on the market. 50 euro for an unfinished product: that's a disgrace.
So, your thoughts?