Metacritic users have dragged down Dragon Age 2′s rating rather spectacularly, leaving the PS3 version with a 2.9 out of 10 average user review score.
A sea of 0 out of 10 and 1 out of 10 user reviews have criticised BioWare’s decision to make the game more accessible. For many of them it isn’t clear whether they’ve actually played the game, but the sentiment is certainly a strong one, and seems organised.
The press’ response has been roundly positive, with Dragon Age 2 review scores generally falling in the 7-9 out of 10 field.
Are we press-folk really so out of touch? Or do people just not like change?
Or, perhaps more likely, do negative voices just tend to drown out the positive ones?