“This be­hav­iour is ju­ve­nile and neu­rotic, and drags the whole in­dus­try’s rep­u­ta­tion down”

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Games & Apps -

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

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