I have been having this argument for months now with my brother in law, but can a buggy game be considered a great game?
This is of course related to Fallout: New Vegas. I was very excited when this game came out having played Fallout 3 and 4 of the 5 DLC for it. I had some bug issues with Fallout 3 (getting stuck on scenery, creatures flying off for no reason) but nothing game crippling more like minor issue that all games have at some time. However with New Vegas(NV) there have been so many bugs that have just crippled the game or caused me to restart a character. My question is how does this game get so much praise despite these issues? I have told friends who have asked my opinion that the game is good and there were improvements made, but that the bugs crippling the game cause me not to say its a great game.
My brother in law's argument is that if they fix all the major issues would i call it a great game then?
His example is Mass Effect which he said was very buggy when it came out. However when I played it a year later I had no issues and have it listed as one of my top 5 games of all time.
I have also had issues with reviewers who for some reason mention the bugs in like a sentence or 2, but still call NV Game of the Year.
Personally I don't see how you can call a game that breaks down so many times a great game.