" Yes, but only when there is a notable price difference between the reviewed game and the rest of the market. Games like Beatles: Rock Band (with kit), Tony Hawk: Ride and last generation's Steel Battalion all have price points that are much higher than the average game. Obviously, this is because all of them include specialized controllers. When a game company is asking the consumer to pay well above the standard price for a game, I think the reviewer should take that into consideration when assigning a final recommendation.Yeah, personally if I wrote a review I'd probably only let the price come into play with the score in the most extreme examples. I dunno, trying to effectively form an opinion on this is hurtiing my brain.
On the other end, I think that when a reviewer looks at a cheaply priced game, price should be mentioned by not effect the overall review score/tone. So after the critic sights all the positives and failings of a game, then they can mention price in recommending the game. In other words, I think it's okay to say "This is a great game" but not "This is a great game for the price". It's either a great game or not a great game regardless of price. However someone can say "This is a mediocre game, but it's cheap and you'll get some fun from it for the price." "