News: Mass Effect 3 Metacritic user reviews slam the game on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, in scenes reminiscent of previous BioWare launch anger.
On Metacritic right now, you’ll find lots of highly praising Mass Effect 3 reviews from critics worldwide. But you’ll also find a lot of vitriol. In scenes reminiscent of those when Dragon Age II launched, user reviews on the site are overwhelmingly negative – and not just on the one format. Xbox 360, PS3 and PC user reviews all come in at somewhere in the 2/10 area, despite the game’s average critic score being among the highest of the year.
Among the criticism is – uh – not a great deal. Predictably, much of the hate centres on BioWare’s alleged ‘dumbing down’ of the RPG, even though this third game goes back to the first’s roleplaying roots in some respects. Other than that, lots of vague comments about how the developer is ‘ruining’ things and how the game is nondescriptly ‘bad’.
It would probably be reasonable to suggest some of these reviewers had already made up their minds…
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