Those are games. "That other game" isn't a game but a scam with pretty textures.Why not ? They had fun. The game was good for them.
I hate all the assassin's creed. Lots of people like them. So, are they good games or not, well, according to me they aren't, according to others, they are.
Good games or bad games is very subjective. Not even the overall quality and lack of bugs is the deciding factor. I played some buggy indie games that were very fun, and played AAA game that I'd call "polished turd".