Despite Fanboy Accusations, Metacritic Does Not Exclude In-Network Review Scores

Ripten writes: "A few weeks ago, we ran a story about LittleBigPlanet's Metacritic user score: a measly 6.3. We spoke to the site's founder Marc Doyle about the matter and were informed that it was only that low due to rampant fanboys on the warpath, attempting to sabotage the PS3 and its games. This inevitably continued with more low user scores: Gears of War 2 and Resistance 2. Well, it seems that now, fanboys have started trying to influence the critic's score, by flaming LittleBigPlanet on the site's forums.

While posting on this thread, an unnamed Metacritic user and certified fanboy claims they were wrongfully banned for what the cite deemed "crude and rude" statements. The complaint was then carried over by the user as an attempted news post on gaming news site N4G.

In the Metacritic thread itself, a series of users voiced concerns that not every 10/10 score for Sony's huge IP LittleBigPlanet had been posted to the site. The users kick and scream because their favorite system's biggest game isn't scored as high as they'd like - beaten only by GTA4. We spoke to Marc about the matter, and he summed up the idiocy neatly:..."

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Lucreto3684d ago

What metacritic should be doing is looking as all sites they have and see if they are biased or not. If a site gives a 4 and most others give a 9 they need to look at why and if there is reason to make it down other than its not on Ps3 or 360.

These go for the main magazines. If sites like Eurogamer or IGN give a 5 and the official 360 magazine gives a 10 and other flaws are overlooked the site should be removed.

I also see a lot more 360 magazines on the site compared to PS3 that could be just that there is more of them or less PS3 anyway they should have a limited amount of these magazines.

Nostradavis3684d ago

Umm...did anyone actually give LBP a 4 out of 10?

Lucreto3684d ago

No I just used it as an example.

Nostradavis3684d ago

Alright. You scared me for a minute there. That would just be a poor reflection on the site that did it. I guess the bottom line is that each site posts a review that represents one writers opinion as well as the site's in a way since they allowed that person to review it.

PoSTedUP3684d ago (Edited 3684d ago )

what MICROcritic should do is stop corrupting the ******* gaming industry ok.

FCC3684d ago

You know, because Metacritic is now owned by Microsoft because LittleBigPlanet didn't get high scores? WTF? I can say Metacritic is owned by Sony because Gears of War 2 didn't get high scores...


BWS19823684d ago (Edited 3684d ago )

It's quite odd how N4G has so many more aggregate reviews compiled from what I see, for games that I check here, I don't use metacritic, and the author at Ripten didn't really answer the claims, he simply reiterated what Metacritic claims in the first place, that they get reviews from sites x, y, and z, and not blogs. Nobody that I saw was whinning about blogs not making metacritic, they were saying that they choose some really funky sites that nobody had heard of, then use different sites on other averages. They seemed to pick and choose, like they would use sites a, c, and f for one game, but then use sites b, d, and e for the next game, that, if it's true, is NOT accurate. Use all sites, all the time, and from what I have seen here, in the aggregating on N4G's review average, that's what happens, and it makes for a better outlook than the 15 to 25 that Metacritic has. I see literally nearly a hundred reviews posted for games here, and every time I used to go to Metacritic, they'd have about a dozen or two. I've lost a lot of use for reviews, and will only read them to find out what THEY complained about, if it's nothing that'd bother me, I ignore it.

Personally, I rarely trust most reviews to echo how *I* would feel, because most times I read them, they b***h about things that don't bother me. They complain about a story that doesn't make sense for a game that I just want to blow sh*t up in, or that a game has laggy online multiplayer when I'd buy it for the single player or local MP, etc...

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P3684d ago

Sounds like Ripten are upset with Sony supporters,no?

Nostradavis3684d ago

I think they are upset with fanboys in general. They call out those who downgraded LittleBigPlanet in the user comment debacle as well. Please don't try to make it about the site.

The fact of the matter is that fanboys in general need to inform themselves before jumping to conclusions. A simple look at the Metacritic policy would have cleared any confusion the LBP supporters had.

FrankDaTank3684d ago

Sounds like more beer is needed to help unite gamers in the name of good games. Beer can change the world people. One chug at a time.

jmiol-on-psn3684d ago

Did any one note that reset the user score for Gears of War 2 but they forget to do the same for Resistance 2 or LittleBigPlanet what is up with that?

The Matrix3684d ago

Yeah Metacritic needs to moderate their site a lot better and be more consistent. I think it's a good site they just need a little work to make it great.

Nostradavis3684d ago

Going and looking at the user scores for Gears 2, LBP, and R2 makes me sick. Grow up people.

FrankDaTank3684d ago

(waits for the world to change while drinking a beer)

swiftshot933684d ago (Edited 3684d ago )


EDIT: hmmm....interesting. I recall wrong gears 2 reviews (1up) and wrong R2 reviews...

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