Coffeehouse Thread

3 posts

Electronic Farts in metacritic user reviews

Back to Forum: Coffeehouse
  • User profile image
    androidi

    I regularly check gameplay videos and metacritic for anything that might be worth closer look and just wanted to do a lil rant about the latest "low" the industry has reached. (beyond the press and their "high scores for cash/perks" scheme)

    So I was checking out what's this new thing scoring high in the user reviews and well it's some wow-clone and I was puzzled why would such thing score so high in user scores where the rule is that you need either novel ideas and great execution or some retro appeal to score high - Meaning there's not much chance for any EA game to get high score.

    Without going to the more obvious aspects of why I believe there's paid shills spamming the user reviews, the common theme with the reviews to ignore in general is: there's no good argument for the rating of the game in the review and little if any details are mentioned.

  • User profile image
    JoshRoss

    Pay for play is hardly a new phenomenon. If it wasn't, then Consumer Reports wouldn't have been created and or sustained.

    You get what you pay for. Speaking of which, do you know of any sites, with paywalls, that review software?

    -Josh

  • User profile image
    GoddersUK

    , JoshRoss wrote

    You get what you pay for. Speaking of which, do you know of any sites, with paywalls, that review software?

    You often see it in the Scientific World - for example http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja202216h

Comments closed

Comments have been closed since this content was published more than 30 days ago, but if you'd like to continue the conversation, please create a new thread in our Forums, or Contact Us and let us know.