Many of the major releases have faced this type of practice, so their stockings on this platform have plummeted.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare premiered with review bombing on Metacritic. The same thing happened with Death Stranding and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Nor have other triple A’s such as Valorant or the most recent release of Sony Interactive Entertainment and Naughty Dog, The Last of Us Part 2 been spared from this practice. The title starring Ellie was the victim of a fierce campaign that caused her stocking to drop drastically. in the user reviews of this note aggregator. However, Metacritic has started moving tab, as some people have detected in an open thread in ResetEra.
According to this information, the platform has prevented writing Superluminal Reviews until a reasonable period of time has elapsed. “Please, play the game more,” read the video game page. At the time this news is written, it is already possible to write any review in the section for users. However, a day and time had previously been set to enable this option. The decision has been made, predictably, to prevent users who have not tried the game from giving their opinion before they can even try it.
An effective shield against review bombing?
Although it is a necessary movement, it is unlikely that such a movement will end the practice of review bombing. Once opened again to the public, everyone is free to write and rate the product, regardless of whether they have tried it or not.
The Last of Us Part 2 continues to have a huge contrast between the note of professional reviews and that of users. Thus, the production of Naughty Dog maintains an excellent average in the press (94 out of 100), while it barely reaches approval if we stick to the opinion of the players who have cast their criticism on Metacritic (5.3 out of 10).