Fanboys Ruin MetaCritic Feature
Look fanboy’s, you’ve ruined a feature that is on MetaCritic. If some of you don’t know, before LittleBigPlanet was released in stores — jealous fanboys that couldn’t own the game because they didn’t have a PS3 decided to bash it. One way they figured out how to make the game seem like it’s a failure was to go on to MetaCritic and give it a low ‘user score.’ As opposed to doing the classy thing and admit their system doesn’t feature a game that they obviously want — they need to criticizes it as much as they can.
Now, with Gears of War 2 on the horizon, more fanboys needed to express their hatred by giving it a low score — even without playing it. As of now, the game is receiving an average score from actual critics a 94/100. However, users are giving it a dismal score of 3.5/10. This new way of ‘bashing’ has got so out of control, the editor of the site had to take action. March Doyle confirmed with 1up that they are going to make sure in the future, this won’t happen again.
“My advice for our faithful users is to focus your attention on the Metascore for this game and not the thousands of user votes, most of which have been submitted before said users have played the game. This is a gaming community, and if people want to stuff the ballot box, there’s not much I can do at this point. When we upgrade the registration requirements for participation on the site in the near future, this type of thing won’t happen. We’ll post the full legitimate user reviews upon the game’s release. As always, thanks for using the site.”
So, thank you fanboys, a featured that we once had is now gone because of your immaturity. However, this isn’t just limited to MetaCritic and the video games world. According to /film, during this past summer — many fanboys of ‘The Dark Knight‘ decided to go on IMDB and try to lower the score of the ‘Godfather.’ What that ultimately did was briefly had the Batman flick become the number one movie of all time. Pretty pathetic if you ask us.