Metacritic user reviews are a joke

I don’t know if anyone else has notice the recent spate of “0/10” reviews on metacritic for highly popular games like Uncharted 4. Many of these accounts are one review accounts made the exact same day the game was released. Reviewing a game you haven’t played isn’t justifiable in my view. Things like metacritic are intended to be the views of people who have experienced a game, and whether the system is broken or not it’s wrong to review a game you haven’t played. In all honesty, there are some trends popping up in the gaming industry that are really disheartening, but that’s no excuse for the gaming community to resort to mob “justice” because they dislike the franchise.

Review ScoresHaving said that I don’t think Metacritic scores neither can nor should be taken seriously. There were several cases where games had terrible average users score, only because the community didn’t like something and it had nothing to do with actual quality of a game. In a perfect world it’d be a valuable and reliable source of opinions, but well, guess we can’t really have nice things. TL;DR – The entire review system needs to change and not rely on non-standardized numerical ratings. Yes the system is broken, but that’s no excuse for users to use the broken system to abuse it because they dislike a franchise, and act like a bunch of fucken retarded fanboys.

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7 Responses to Metacritic user reviews are a joke

  1. Cyberikat says:

    Well yeah.. the fake reviews are in every industry, so it hits gaming industry as well. Anyway, this doesn’t bother me still that much as the whining kids on metacritic, criticizing literally every game to its deepest bottom just because they don’t know how to play.

  2. p2d2 says:

    Reblogged this on The Modern Gamer: Father, Husband and the Family and commented:
    I don’t necessarily believe that Meta reviewers shouldn’t be trusted. It’s the fact that Metacritic does nothing to filter their content!!! VERY FRUSTRATING TO READ META REVIEWS!!!

    • jamym says:

      Friends don’t let friends read Metacritic reviews for this reason

      • larch says:

        I laughed more that this comment than I should have.

      • p2d2 says:

        Nor do they let them get behind the wheel after reading them. People! Take your friend’s car keys and save a life!!

      • jamym says:

        I don’t know what is worse, user reviews or the obviously bias critic reviews.

      • p2d2 says:

        The issues with bias reviews is that they are bought and sold for and you never know who is or isn’t. Meta can’t do jack about them. But what they could do, is cut down the troll, user reviews. Use an algorithm or just hire people to moderate the site better. They’re lazy and simply make money off of.

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