When it comes to Ubisoft, I suggest yes. They have really upped their game in the past few years imo. Their post launch support is second to none, as well. For example, Steep bombed when it came out two years ago, yet they STILL give the game more updates and DLC.
Also I would NEVER recommend NFS Payback. It came out right before the battlefront debacle (so it's riddled with micro-transactions and lootboxes). For an arcade racer, go wipeout omega, forza horizon, trackmania turbo, driveclub, wreckfest (coming next year). Anything BUT Payback.
As for boycotts, My brother and I have boycotted Activision for six years now (last game we bought was COD BO2).Played one or two of the recent cods by borrowing a friends copy for a while. Though that Crash/Spyro bundle, and even BO4 blackout has is sorta urging me to stop the boycott. We'll see.
We have boycotted EA for a five year period from 2013 to 2018. Last game we bought before the boycott was NHL 14 and Need for Speed Rivals. Up right until Burnout Paradise Remastered, which I gave an exception for because it's one of my favourite games of all time. Bought it all full price at launch too, since I wanted to show support towards the burnout franchise and criterion. And maybe I'll get a dirt cheap xbox one version of NFS: Rivals to replace my 360 version. Other than that, we're still boycotting EA.
Bet with Intrinsic:
The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.