News: Halo 4 has just been released to the masses, and some detractors have already taken to the game’s Metacritic page to lambaste it for being boring and derivative.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that a game as anticipated as Halo 4 cannot escape the dreaded Metacritic curse, where disgruntled users drag down the user score over the most inane complaints. Halo 4 has only just been released, and it’s already dividing the fanbase right down the middle.
Halo 4′s critical metascore is currently sitting at a very admirable 8.7, but it’s user score is just topping a 4 (it was a low 2 earlier today). This comes from users giving it a solid zero with such well-voiced complaints as “Call of halo if i wanted call of duty that is what i would have bought” and “Halo 4 SUCKS”.
It seems there are more favourable reviews pouring in at the moment, but it doesn’t seem as representative with the scores being either a ten or a zero.
Let’s see whether it normalises in the coming days.