Metacritic: Threat or Menace?

MTB: Metacritic is something that should be extremely useful…in theory. After all, it takes reviews from all over the internet and boils them all down to a single score based on what many different sites and people are saying. It should be a good way to get a general consensus on any one game, but somehow things didn’t work out that way. Instead, we’ve ended up with a poorly-policed database scaled with nebulous rules and choked with opinions of people who haven’t even played the game. As far as its intended purpose goes: it’s a train wreck, but one that many publishers use to gauge how popular their games actually were.

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