If a game like NBA 2K20 is actively, unreservedly, unrepentantly, unquestioningly, repugnantly looking to exploit vulnerable people, clear as day, how much should this factor into an actual review?
If it's optional (in this case the game itself is designed around funneling and crippling the player) should it get a free pass?
For some - namely whales impulsive to the point of self-destruction... is it really optional? Since, they are the main target in the first place?
More to the point, if a game has for example, racist right-wing propaganda, making fun of disabled people and proclaiming men superior to woman or whatever other vile shit you want to throw at it, but had an "off" filter to hide it as a choice, wouldn't it still effectively be a shitty thing to support regardless if giving you the ability to ignore it?
Wouldn't most review and sales outlets decry it and probably blacklist it by default?
Why should these, designed to exploit vulnerable people be treated any different?