Showing posts with label Metacritic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Metacritic. Show all posts

Sunday, September 8, 2019

NBA 2K20 Review-Bombed on Metacritic and Steam

Riddled with micro-transactions and other issues, NBA 2K20 is getting review-bombed on Metacritic and Steam.

Same game wrapped in new package each year, basically that's how most of the sports genre titles operate in general. These games are annually put out in stores with noting more than a few minor updates and a full-priced tag.

Aside from these common criticisms, latest release form this year's basketball simulation video game series came under fire by upset fans and NBA 2K20 starts getting review-bombed on Metacritic and Steam within weeks of launch.

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NBA 2K20 Review-Bombed on Metacritic and Steam

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This outrage from fans is largely due to aggressive micro-transactions used in the game and reports of crashes that has currently sunk its Metacritic user score to 0.5 and similarly, reviews on Steam has been overwhelmingly negative so far.

Players are highlighting methods used in NBA 2K20 as a gambling scheme for publisher and they were fed up with its long loading times. Its glitches are so weird that people started a hashtag #Fix2K20, which started trending on Twitter.

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If carelessness of developers about actually adding new content to their game was not obvious enough until now, it became more evident than ever when PC version of NBA 2K20 shows you a logo of NBA 2K19 on Windows taskbar.

Whenever big-name developers and publishers do something that irks their fan-base, they often lean towards review-bombing to get their attention on particular issue since most of these companies do not listen to their customers at all.

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Even though heavily panned by fans, sports-title selling companies like developer Visual Concepts and publisher 2K Games will shamelessly put out new NBA 2K installments each year that is just few roster updates and some slight changes.

Considering how sports titles are one of the most money generating machines in video game industry, developers should get back to fixing these major issues of NBA 2K20 that are angering fans on all platforms as soon as possible.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Review-Bombed on Metacritic

Because of SJW Propaganda and micro-transactions system, Mortal Kombat 11 is review-bombed on Metacritic.

On April 23, developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has launched newest 2.5D fighting game Mortal Kombat 11 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Though MK11 could perhaps be the best Mortal Kombat game yet in terms of gameplay and storyline, it has recently become a victim of review bombing on popular review aggregator site Metacritic and digital distribution platform Steam.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Review-Bombed on Metacritic

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It might make people wonder, what could possibly be reason for a game to get low ratings if it is actually good and there are two reasons for that; injecting social justice agenda in it and its in-game micro-transactions system.

Currently, MK11 is sitting at an awful user score of 3.1 on Metacritic as many disappointed players are either leaving 1 or 0, many stating their reasons as "SJW Propaganda" and "Political Agenda" due to Klassic Tower ENDING for Jax.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR MORTAL KOMBAT 11.

After defeating main antagonist Kronika, Keeper of Time, Jackson Briggs uses power of her Hourglass to travel back in time to end slavery forever. Despite being a non-canon ending, it has managed to piss off many gamers as it seemed forced propaganda.

Being a military man who prefers order, Jax could have wished for permanent safety for Earthrealm or could have gotten back with his family but since he is an African American hero, NetherRealm decided to make him save his race from oppression.

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Jackson Briggs in Mortal Kombat 11

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Another complaint fans were pretty vocal about before launch was covering up body parts of women fighters for sake of political correctness, whereas leaving most male characters like Kano, Kotal Kahn, Liu Kang and Shao Kahn buck naked.

Then there is the infamous topic of micro-transactions and an excessive grind that gradually push players to it. Even reviewers who praised MK11 have mentioned how gameplay mechanics feels to decisively push you towards spending real-world money.

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Jax Ends Slavery

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Addressing this particular issue, Mortal Kombat co-creator and game director Ed Boon took social media to announce an update to balance this grind-heavy system to unlock cosmetic items more easily for its customization features in Krypt mode.

NetherRealm and Warner Bros. may actually try something out to change Mortal Kombat 11 grind system but one way or another, calling it optional by keeping a hefty amount of game content behind Tower of Time and Krypt mode seems deceptive.