Not sure if this belongs here so feel free to remove.
Anyway, I saw this topic on another forum (which will not be named) called "Name a video game that you believe is apolitical and someone will explain to you why it isn't."
I have to say this is the dumbest thing I heard along with the responses. I feel the "all games have politics" argument is very misdirected. Plus the nature of being political is subjective and broad.
In my opinion, I would like to believe that most people on the other side of the debate like myself are fine with politics used for world building and story purposes.
The underlined to me gets a big fat NOPE. The reason is simple: I don't and will never like advertisements in my games. When devs and publishers do this they are essentially making an ad game like Pepsiman etc. and most of the time, these kinds of games are used solely to get a quick buck or raise brand awareness rather than being of any quality.
I would greatly dislike a future where ads are in games much less political ones pushing statements.
So SW, what's your opinion on politics in games? What games are do you play that you feel is political in the "good" way or the "bad"way and why?