“This behaviour is juvenile and neurotic, and drags the whole industry’s reputation down”
numerous readers apparently giving it a ranking of zero just to bring the average rating down. Comments range from the reasonable to the inane, to the hilariously dim. Personal favourite: “I throwed it straight in the trascan”(sic).
Elsewhere, gamers have complained that a review will taint their favourite game’s Metactitic rating. On Gamespot, fans of Uncharted 3 moaned when the game received an unsatisfactorily low rating of 9/10. Another reviewer’s (favourable) write-up for Uncharted 3 met with whines from fans because it brought the average Metacritic rating down to 9.2.
As Jim Sterling of Gamefront said: “It is not a reviewer’s job to boost the