I usually don't pay attention to user reviews, but...

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#2 Edited by tallTuck94 (553 posts) -
#3 Edited by Yummylee (21464 posts) -

Apparently a lot of people on neogaf are very favourable towards RE6 for some reason as well.

EDIT: Ha, OK I'll admit, i didn't click the link. But that's pretty hilarious.

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#4 Posted by kagato (907 posts) -

Holy crap, those guys are crazy! All they have done is turn a usefull system (not perfect by any means) into something useless, i thought Metacritic were supposed to be getting serious about cracking down on bogus things like this. Its not even like they are trying to hide who they are....

#5 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3628 posts) -
#6 Posted by ShaggE (6399 posts) -

@SpaceInsomniac said:

What happened?

The internet happened. If even a fraction of these people have actually played RE6 before rating it, I'll eat everybody's hat.

#7 Posted by tallTuck94 (553 posts) -

@SpaceInsomniac: The best bit is that the user reviews trying to protect the game against the trolls are just as bad.

#8 Posted by BigDaddy81 (319 posts) -

"Resident Evil 6 made ​​pedophiles **** **** **** up **** series mother****ers!"

I'm still trying to fill in the blanks to decode this sentence from one of the "reviews". I've got "motherfuckers" so far...

#9 Edited by TruthTellah (8716 posts) -

@ShaggE said:

@SpaceInsomniac said:

What happened?

The internet happened. If even a fraction of these people have actually played RE6 before rating it, I'll eat everybody's hat.

I imagine a handful, or a fraction of the whole, have indeed checked out the game. I know a number of people who are already done with a lot of the game; so, for the hardcore, I'm sure many are already done and ready to rage on message boards and metacritic.

Lucky for you, my hat is reasonably tasty.

(it's made of only the finest chocolate)

#10 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

In one way, I hope this thing escalates and kills off Metacritic once and for all, but in another way it will hurt the things on it's way to this demise so that sucks. I'm strangely torn.

#11 Posted by Village_Guy (2534 posts) -

Granted Resident Evil 6 is a very polarizing game, some people will like it and some people will hate it.

But this "trolling" of review sites is simply ridiculous and serves no point, publishers care more about the professional review scores than the user scores anyway, and when it is this extreme then they obviously know to look past it.

#12 Posted by RazielCuts (2943 posts) -

Just ban user reviews, who actually reads them to guide their purchasing decisions anyway? They always seem extreme in either direction, pro or con.

#13 Posted by Ghostiet (5241 posts) -
#14 Posted by ShaggE (6399 posts) -

@TruthTellah: I want names! Names! I'll eat the hat anyway, though. It's no porkpie, but it'll do.

#15 Posted by CaLe (3943 posts) -

I propose the nuclear option. On Russia, I mean. It's the only way to stop them from neg-bombing our beloved games. Mutually assured game disapproval is not an option.

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#17 Posted by ShaggE (6399 posts) -

@TruthTellah: Nope. Yummylee doesn't exist. :p

#18 Posted by TruthTellah (8716 posts) -

@ShaggE: What? I... oh nooooooo

#19 Posted by bchampnd (108 posts) -

I just can't take user review scores seriously. It's a shame because there are some users who take the time to write detailed and thoughtful reviews but their voices are drowned out by the wave of trolls that give a game a 1 because they just don't like the series or genre and probably haven't even tried the game they're rating and then the second wave of troll fighters who give it 10s to try to counteract the 1s.

#20 Posted by Morrow (1829 posts) -

I can't believe how stupid some people act on the internet. Give them something worthwhile to do.

#21 Posted by DeF (4848 posts) -

@RazielCuts said:

Just ban user reviews, who actually reads them to guide their purchasing decisions anyway? They always seem extreme in either direction, pro or con.

agreed. metacritic user reviews are the most useless thing ever. it's just a place for the most extreme hardcore trolling. as evidenced in the examples provided here.

#22 Posted by ShaggE (6399 posts) -

@TruthTellah said:

@ShaggE: What? I... oh nooooooo

Damn, damn, damn!

#23 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

This is exactly why you shouldn't pay attention to them.

#24 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

I think the only parts of user reviews that you can reasonably use are:

  • Whether or not it's positive or negative.

And that is about it. Everybody knows by now that to have your vote mean the most, you have to give the maximum or minimum score. Also the people who care enough to vote are those people who felt strongly in the first place (self- selection bias), so even when people aren't trying to rig the system, the votes are still pretty bi-modal.

These fan wars over review scores are idiotic but inevitable. It's one of the reasons social sites have no "dislike" button. If Metacritic only let you thumb a game up, you'd get a much better sense of what didn't suck.

#25 Posted by Yummylee (21464 posts) -

@ShaggE said:

@TruthTellah: Nope. Yummylee doesn't exist. :p

Wait wut.

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#26 Edited by s10129107 (1182 posts) -

There are a bunch of political yahoos dead set on tanking SONY apparently. Some political offshoot in some other country.

:::EDIT:::

Which is not to say that this game doesn't actually suck.

#27 Posted by peritus (992 posts) -

@SpaceInsomniac said:

http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/resident-evil-6/user-reviews

1400 negative reviews, 14 positive, and 2 mixed. Also half the reviews look like they're in Russian, or some other language that doesn't use an English or Asian alphabet. Did RE6 do something to piss off some foreign nation or something? What happened?

I just have to point out that its a japanese game, so that kind of makes us the foreigners.

But on topic now: Its just trolling.

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#28 Posted by casper_ (903 posts) -

im totally behind the idea of futuristic internet cults so this group has my blessing.

ansha abdul! biboran!

#29 Posted by fox01313 (5069 posts) -

Metacritic is a joke with all the constant streams of fabricated or unintelligent reviews that are constantly happening (and if the user reviews here are the same as the junk reviews in places like Netflix then the user reviews should be taken out or at least moderated before they go live on the site). It would be nice if the game publishers & everyone else just looked at the sites like gamerankings where it just compiles the scores of reviews from game journalism sites. Still pays to read the reviews though.

http://www.gamerankings.com/xbox360/605604-resident-evil-6/articles.html

#30 Posted by ShaggE (6399 posts) -

@Yummylee said:

@ShaggE said:

@TruthTellah: Nope. Yummylee doesn't exist. :p

Wait wut.

You, sir, do not exist. Don't get me wrong, many great people in history don't exist. Nothing to be ashamed of.

#31 Posted by falling_fast (2204 posts) -

hmph. death to metacritic

#32 Posted by Karkarov (3054 posts) -

The only thing I find funny here is people seem to think it matters. Anyone who looked at metacritic user reviews with anything other than derision was just a doofus to begin with. My suggestion is metacritic just get rid of user reviews entirely since they honestly serve no point anyway. Those who use that site are going for the aggregate score from the pro's and pretty much nothing else.

#33 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

Why did this require a topic anyway? This has been going on for the past several years.

#34 Edited by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

The possibility that a religious cult has taken it upon themselves to bomb games with negative reviews is kinda amazing and definitely hilarious. Switch the two if it's just a troll but still, damn.

#35 Posted by SpartanHoplite (384 posts) -

silly, but still, RE6 isnt really worth anyones time. not even to write all those fake reviews.

i hope we get RE1, 2 & 3 HD Trilogy Remake before the series dies.

#36 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2342 posts) -

Not as bad as the Telltale Jurassic Park fiasco.

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