We saw user scores beginning to pile up on or before a release, but Metacritic now requires users wait more than 36 hours to start posting reviews, calling “reasonable” time for playing the game credibly.
This was, of course, inspired by The Last of Us Part 2, recently launched, in which players used user scores to wage a proxy war against the game, and sink their score right on the start of the 3/10s.
According to Forbes, today, there is an immense margin in this game between opponents and champions for more consumer ratings than any other in its history.
The first issue was that thousands of feedback came almost immediately on its launch, when players were physically unable to play for more than a few hours as the story was around twenty to thirty hours.
Such people submitted comments based on story leaks, fluttering performances, or only a single beat story near the beginning and hurried to angry feedback.
That seem to be explicitly combatted by this latest 36-hour keep.
Many players, however, are already saying this is not appropriate. Others are asking Metacritic to go a step further and to verify that, if you send a review, you can do so by connecting your Metacritic account to your PSN or Xbox or Steam profile or something.
While they might do that one day, that’s not how most user marking systems work across the major sites.
It’s a far more complicated mission. I ‘d be a little shocked if it were actually introduced, even though it seems like the right step in a perfect world.
Tsushima Ghost doesn’t seem to be at risk of being bombarded with User Score Testing and that program isn’t just created for publication.
This was actually first seen about two weeks ago, but I (and most people) probably didn’t know until another major release like Ghost came. Sadly, the study bombing does not stop.
Once the 36 hours have passed, everybody can write any review they want and there is no way to measure how much a game they’ve enjoyed.
Yet at least two hours after they come out, we won’t have anyone trying out 30 hour story games, so it’s something. Meanwhile here’s the list of June 2020’s Top launch and the best selling games of 2020 so far. Whats your thought? Do you think Ghost of Tsushima will make it to July Top launch and best selling game in 2020? Tell us in the comments below.