Hideo Kojima believes that games should utilize sensitive topics to be part of culture, but is this something games should do?
If it serves a purpose hell yea!
Yes, if it makes you think and adds to the story.
No. Controversy should not be used as crutch to compensate for poor writing and plotting.
Nobody said anything about it being used as a crutch. A story can still be very well-written and solid while being controversial. Controversial writing and incompetent writing are not mutually exclusive.
Restrictions limits creativity. That's all. A game should not have excessive violence/nudity for the sake of giggles, but it should not have a restriction on those things for the sake of it's public either.
Moderation and maturity are the keys, basically.
I guess. But it should be controversial for the right reasons. It should be so well thought out and opinionated that it offends some people despite being inoffensive in it's message.
Controversy just for the sake of controversy is bad writing, unless that controversy is inseparable to the theme of the game.
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