Fanboys pull LittleBigPlanet's Metacritic score down

LittleBigMadness: "LittleBigPlanet is getting amazing reviews everywhere and it's Metacritic score (95 out of 100) is the second best on the PlayStation 3, following GTA IV. This is the official score, based on 26 reviews so far. But Metacritic also encourages it's visitors to rate each game. The user score for LittleBigPlanet is only 6.2 out of 10, based on more than 2000 votes."

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TOO PAWNED3675d ago (Edited 3675d ago )

It says more about themselves than about game. Think for a second how pathetic these people are! I am not saying that same doesnt happen from Sonys fanboys, but NEVER on this level, NEVER!
I have seen members on Gamespot vote for same game on 360 and PS3. For 360 this people give it 9s or 10s and to PS3 version 1.0 Its not joke folks, go look at gamespot, if you think i am lying then check site.
NOTHING can stop LBP and its dominance for few weeks, NOTHING! They can give it 1s all they want, we know what matters, real genuine site reviews.

ultimolu3675d ago

Gamespot is run by 360 fanboys.
Trust me.
One bad word about the 360 and you are banned for eternity.

sonarus3675d ago

Outside the walls of N4G 360 fanboys rule. Its like every single PS3 fanboy came here and put all their effort and overtook the place. Either that or Nasim:D

LoVeRSaMa3675d ago

Its pretty sad that some people will go to these lengths =/

drtysouf 213675d ago

getting my copy today from Gamer Tag formely known as Game Crazy! 1 more hour till i get off work to play it!

Add me PSN: drtysouf21

Tidus113675d ago

actually they give the game 0's but it doesn't matter everyone knows whats going on

Itsallfunandgames3675d ago

Nobody cares about user scores. There is no need for all the capitals and name calling. It might be people mad at the delay or muslims. I think these things are funny. People had 3,999 votes on amazon taking spore down to 2 stars because of the DRM. And remember that Cooper woman from fox, when everyone took down her book sccore for saying Mass Effect had porn. They will probably reset the fanboy 1's. But critics are not that reliable either, or do you agree that GTA4 is the best PS3 game?

IdleLeeSiuLung3675d ago

It is hard for me to believe that thousands of fanboys would rate a game badly just to artificially lower the score. I file this as a speculation, even with the comment from the founder.

Idiots are abound and there are fanboys on both camps. I hardly believe that one camp is worse than the other....

Nothing to see here, go enjoy your games!

sonarus3675d ago

Actually it happens on both sides but it seems to be especially bad for LBP. Usually its just temporary but LBP seems to be staying low longer than normal. Expect the same thing for most high profiled 360 exclusives

Cliff Bull-Shit-ski3675d ago (Edited 3675d ago )

Here's a user review from posted a few days BEFORE MGS4 even came out! (It's the exact review cut and pasted)


Skip this one, wait for GeOW2 06/10/2008
By veribull Read all my reviews

Pros: just "ok" graphics
Cons: sloppy controls, dumb ai, boring, mundane, etc

"i work in a video game store and had a chance to play this less than stellar title. the ai is really bad, the controls are sloppy. snake feels like he's floating....just bad, bad, bad. i suggest waiting for gears of war 2 in novmeber. the xbox 360 is better in every aspect vs the playstation 3. there STILL hasn't been a better graphical game for the ps3 despite the "almighty cel". the people that were waiting to buy a ps3 for this game are going to be highly disappointed. bottom line, skip this one, maybe little big planet will do it for the ps3."

Would you recommend this product to a friend?: No

0 of 54 people found this review helpful.


THAT IS CLEARLY A FANBOY! He says "The Xbox 360 is better in every aspect vs the PlayStaion 3" plus MGS4 has the smartest AI ever and the best graphics!

Another guy on that site posted a user review and in the PROS he said "Decent game" and rated it a 1! If it's "decent" how is that a 1?

I'm pretty sure MGS4 had a user rating of like 7 on IGN before it came out! Why even let users review a game before it even comes out?! WTF?!

Sheriff Wyatt3675d ago

"I am not saying that same doesnt happen from Sonys fanboys, but NEVER on this level, NEVER! "

Take a look at the user reviews for Gears 2. Av 4.4 based on 281 votes. Not a bad number of reviews for a games still 2 weeks away from release.

.... but yeah, Sonys fanboys NEVER stoop this low !

mindedone3675d ago

Joke or not I find your black-face watermelon eating avatar very offensive.

YoMeViet3675d ago

at least its not the KFC one...

mfwahwah3675d ago

It's still not that bad; 200 some reviews compared to 2000 some reviews.

That's 10 times more alleged 360 fanboys than your alleged PS3 fanboys.

If you want to sarcastically say Sony Fanboys never stoop to that level, then pick something equal or worse to than this LBP event.

macalatus3675d ago


You just brought me back glorious memories of N4G's Great Fanboy War of 2007!! When N4G was mostly 360 people, many Sony fans that you now see (including myself) were "rejects" from that little site called Gamespot. Those "rejects" waged a bitter and yet successful war which secured N4G's place as a premier site for the Sony people!!

Alvadr3675d ago

Couldnt really care less...

Since when do people care about reader reviews anyway.

AAACE53675d ago

If anyone takes the time to look through a bit... you will see that stuff like this happens on both sides! You can look at unreleased games and see low scores as well. I noticed that trend about a year ago, which is the reason I don't pay attention to player reviews.

The good thing about it is usually the people who have actually played the game write in comments, while the haters just put in a 0 so the score stays low. Go look at some now, and you will probably see what I am talking about.

hay3675d ago (Edited 3675d ago )

That's why I'm careful about ratings and if I trust any websites about good review it's ign and 1up. But I still focus on written arguments than raw numbers. It's easier to catch things you personally will like about the game. Add several screenshots, few gameplay movies and you don't need scores.
But it's a shame that average bread eater will be influenced by such pathetic fanboy actions and there's a change that he/she/it miss a lot of good fun with the game.
Trust wise words, not fanboy angry bullsh!t.

But this behavior just prooves how envious they are about this game.

arika3675d ago

that there are like 56 reviews already on n4g that is rated 90% to 100% and 32 of those are perfect 100% scores and if you look at metacritic they only have 28 reviews and one of which they have to assign a rating on, why not just put n/a like n4g does.... don't you think there is something fishy going on? what you guys think?...

NDEN3675d ago

Used to be a PS fan and was going to get a PS3, but the 360 games swayed me a year back.

However. This is genuinely the first game that I'm interested in. Really interested. Sackboy is just frickin awesome.

I think I need a PS3 now.

marinelife93674d ago

They're doing the same thing to Motorstorm 2 and of course it also isn't even out yet.

Electricear3674d ago (Edited 3674d ago )

How is it that according to Metacritic Variety apparently gave Little Big Planet an 80 when Variety doesn't even score games??? It hurts the games rating and is false number to boot. Honestly I don't mind an 80 if that's what was given, but they shouldn't make up scores to drop a games rating. It's as bad as, if not worse than, fanboyism.

Edit: Got a response, supposedly they got the rating from Variety's games editor... I'm sorry I disagree with that as that gives them the power to make up any random number they want and stick it on a game to raise it or lower it with no course for the number to be validated by individuals. Talk about bogus numbers...

TVC153674d ago

people these days

I'd trade my xbox 360 and all my games for a PS3 and MGS4 and LBP

Or a really nice PC that could run Team Fortress 2 on ridiculously high settings.

ChickeyCantor3674d ago (Edited 3674d ago )

ill get disagrees for this but
"but NEVER on this level, NEVER!"

I'm sorry but that is to much of a fanboy speaking than a person who is trying to be reasonable.

Xbox fans would say the same about Ps3 fans.
You guys are all the same. If you divide the personalities of both "teams" you guys don't differ much.
We all have crazy/sad/cool/pathetic/awesom e etc etc people in each "team".

And i will get LBP.
But still need to see some good commercials for it...i'm afraid if Sony won't promote it right it won't be a hit with the casual crowd.
And thats a shame.

lessthanmarcus3674d ago (Edited 3674d ago )

I just started messing around with the level creator after a week or so with the game. It's ridiculous the amount of possibilities there are with this game. I can't wait to see what people come up with. The single player story was pretty challenging. Don't remember at all what the story was about since it really had no purpose, but the levels are awesome and are pretty much meant to inspire you in creating your own levels.

RememberThe3573674d ago

Marc Doyle, Games Editor(Metacritic): My advice for our faithful users is to focus your attention on the Metascore for this game and not the thousands of user votes, most of which have been submitted before said users have played the game. This is a gaming community, and if people want to stuff the ballot box, there's not much I can do at this point. When we upgrade the registration requirements for participation on the site in the near future, this type of thing won't happen. We'll post the full legitimate user reviews upon the game's release. As always, thanks for using the site.

Megatron083674d ago

Just cause its not the offical release date doesnt mean that they didnt play the game. The release date was broken before the recall and then some places still put the game out on the 21st. So there are a lot more then 2000 copies of the game floating around.

You cant say that xbox fanboys pulled the score down either cause there are more sony fanboys then there are xbox.

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Killjoy30003675d ago (Edited 3675d ago )

You know, we are droids and they are saying the same about us. But hey, I'd rather get a game delay than a power failure.

GiantEnemyLobster3675d ago

So the fact that we Xbox users are used to much superior games than LBP, given the fact that LBP is probably the best game on PS3 (and thats not saying much at all), obviously PStards are going to rate it high based on the PS3's merits. But as an overall game comparing to other systems such as Wii and 360, LOL, this game is a shhitty ass load of god damn bullfucck.avgn

BLuKhaos3675d ago

Looks like the bots are gearing up for war.

cereal_killa3675d ago

that was baaaaaaaaaaaaaad!!!! (making noise like a sheep)

pixelsword3675d ago (Edited 3675d ago )

...or make it separate from the scoring system overall. This is proof positive that not only metacritic is inconsistent with scores, but tampering is obvious. LBP isn't even out *(other than the few people who got it from BestBuy) and the user experience is being pulled down by morons.

pixelsword3675d ago

...or else the Gears of War 2 ending may become the new Rick-roll.

WildArmed3674d ago

lol too bad they know every1 loves this game. they are trying to be a douche.. since their 360's have RROD they cant do crap, but bring down PS3 exclusive scores (not that user reviews matter)

Failbox's game all suck compared to LBP!

Pain3674d ago (Edited 3674d ago )

with tinny small D!cks sitting over there jealous like babies..

Xbots infest All the good sites now a days so this is not new. ever go to ign? its 45% xbot in every poll.

elorm93674d ago

Rofl, good idea Pixelsword! :D

GiantEnemyCrab3674d ago

haha if someone rickrolled with a Gears 2 spoiler I will reach across the internet and punch somebody right in the throat! =)

I blame this whole thing on Nintendo fanboys!! They are the ones feeling like Mario is threatened since the comparison has been made.

Of course droids immediately jump to 360 fanboys as the culprit.

morganfell3674d ago

I rest my case. I called it earlier today in an exchange with an idiot. Well here it is. Proof that the Xbots are having a meltdown. Two days ago this was discussed by people on the metacritic forums and they started talking about revenge over this crap and now Gears of War 2 is getting it's ass ripped apart as well. Just desserts.

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Killjoy30003675d ago (Edited 3675d ago )

Whoever gets entertainment out of this should listen to this song. It might enlighten them to what they are.

Sorry, I was just listening to Korn and thought I'd throw it out there.


Jinxstar3675d ago

I really dig their new Sandy Claws song. That whole nightmare returns album is rockin... Off topic I know

On Topic. What do you expect. Fanboys are just that.

Killjoy30003675d ago (Edited 3675d ago )

Sometimes they sound like SOAD in that song. I'm all about the old sh!t. First two albums are the best. It's not off their new album, it's from a compilation album for Christmas.

First album is from '94.

Jinxstar3675d ago

I was listening to them since their first album bro back in like what 96 I think. I got hell for it in my clique but they all came around. Especially after "Twist" =P

Game on

Koolaid3675d ago (Edited 3675d ago )

I really don't see why so many people are arselicking this game, tbh I couldn't care less about it. You can make and share your own levels... on paper its a good idea. I've played the beta, it was pretty fun for about an hour, then the novelty wore off and I realised that completing these stupid little levels as a character that looks like some nasty little poo goblin isn't actually that fun.

I think fanboys have over hyped this game so much. Why? Because they only own one console and this is the first real chance they have at a genuine dig at 360 owners for having an exclusive that does something new and is like no other game on 360. People get so offended when someone says something bad about this game, apparantly if you don't like it then you must be an xbox fanboy. Which brings me to my next point. If people love this game so much, then why do you care about topics like this, or when people slag it off? I mean, it's so great right, if you all like it so much then no one else's opinion should matter. Unless of course you just jumped on the "we have a new game the 360 doesnt lets have a party" bandwagon, and the niggling little doubt is still there, reminding you that this game isnt actually that great, and hence why whenever someone points it out you feel the need to lash out and push that annoying little doubt away. Just a thought.

Like I said I won't be buying this game, Resistance 2 and Fable 2 ftw. But really, if you only own one console, of course your going to defend it. You want to justify spending your money right? But if you only own a PS3,(and vice versa) you really are missing out on alot, say it's the better console all you want, that still remains a fact.

Zun3674d ago (Edited 3674d ago )

Though you are vigorously willing to defend the plausible nature of every persons individualistic preferences, you completely fail to realise when a game deserves recognition, ..and most importantly when an obvious attempt at sabotage has poisoned the headlines. Tell me does the satisfaction of being a multi console owner merit the ignorance of such desperate measurements? I can tell you don't like talking about the political angle here other than your long winded opinion and your gasping need to market other consoles feverishly.

To assume owners of Playstation want this game to do well just to be a thorn in the opposing factions side is not very intelligent. Admittedly only stock holders and teenagers alike get threatened by true innovation with potential coming from opposing factions.. And Little Big Planet is with certain clarity a gem of the industry with concrete evidence to back it self up, here there is no doubt.

Koolaid3674d ago (Edited 3674d ago )

Ok maybe I should have brushed on a little more emphasis on the "on paper" part. This game is massivly innovative and it does deserve praise. It just doesn't do anything for me. However when it gets to the point that everywhere you look fanboys seem to be trying to spoon feed you with the awesomeness of LBP, you get a bit sick of it, just as I (and I'm sure many others) did with GTA4, Halo 3 etc etc. This is a good game, yes it deserves praise, it is not however some jewl encrusted holy gift of redemption from the gods like someone alien to this planet would probably be fooled into beliving by all this jibber jabber. So I would agree that yes, what metacritic is doing is unjust, but since everyone else is going to give this game the praise it deserves anyway, I find myself just not giving a sh!t.

Edit; Oh, and as for the thorn in the side comment, well, actually I think you'll find thats a justified assuption given the nature of the posters on this site. If I had a penny for every " haha 360 sucks coz LBP is only on PS3 and only my PS3 could run it " etc etc based comment I've seen. This game is the PS3 fanboy flagship, denying that would just be plain ignorance. And political angle? Do be serious there is no "political angle" on this, don't try and make this out to be some matter of any real importance. All Im seeing from that is your gasping need to sound like a pretentious douche.

Zun3674d ago

There you go again, generalising must be a well honed party trick for you i take it? it's a crying shame you can't think outside of n4g without letting it taint your train of thought.

The reason this most horrid attack leaves a nasty taste in the general audiences mouth, is because of who it's aimed at. why would a game like LBP with an exceptionally wide target audience,party orientated,fun,simple and dripping with innovation get so venomously discredited? by grown ups and kiddies who's main genres consist of hack'n'slash and violent fps games which are limited to a 15+ age rating?

Believe it or not but casual gamers around the globe will enjoy LBP, not just the ones subscribed to this site. gosh i know i can't believe it either! to be brutally honest you should worry more about industry level fanboys, ..if your into that sort of thing.

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dj_funky3675d ago

must be killing them inside.. and i hope it is. LBP ftw.

Miraak82 3675d ago

pathetic and jealous scum at thier best , too bad us that have ps3s get to enjoy it while you lowly scum bots gloat in dispair. very very sad , Oh hey I just watch the post of the ending of Queers of bore and all I have to say is LLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL LLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

Narutone663675d ago

exactly the same as the first game. They just updated the graphics to a different shade of color.