No it's not play games before you pass judgement.
True. But you don't have to play the game to know if you like the developer or not.
We all know that if a game doesn't sell well the chances of another game from the same franchise or with similar play style or whatever is less likely to be made or localized or whatever.
We all know that.
So why has it become common for developers/publishers to now feel it's their place to constantly throw this fact in gamers faces? It's like a parent admonishing a child for not eating their vegetables.
I thought it was the developers/publishers job to convince gamers to buy their games. Not to extort or ridicule them. And that's what it feels like whenever I hear a developer/publisher make a statement like this. It seems like they're trying to make me feel bad if their game doesn't sell well. But if the game doesn't sell well, it's almost always their own fault.
I'm telling you, developers/publishers need to get their acts together. Publicly holding games hostage on Nintendo platforms needs to end. And I say Nintendo because I haven't seen or heard of this happening on any other platforms.
It's a despicable practice.