I've been told the direct opposite to my face, especially for small games. But writers do matter. I'll put down stuff as it comes to me, feel free to add games you've experienced where the writing added to the game.
I like that this article was published after I started this list:
"submitted by" means someone else gave me the idea, but I haven't played a sufficient amount to agree or know what they're getting at, while
"recommended by" means that someone thought of it first, but I see where they're coming from.