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AI: The Somnium Files being review-bombed for a second time

Here we go again

Not even one week removed from the AI: The Somnium Files review bombing fiasco, and here we are yet again. The first time around, an angry fan decided to review bomb AI: The Somnium Files on Metacritic to show how broken Metacritic is, and also to express his distaste for how an in-game character was treated. That issue was corrected by fans swinging the review score back in the positive direction, but now we're seeing things get slammed once more.

The user review section is being bombarded with extremely low scores all over again, and most of the comments left for those scores are exactly the same. We have no idea who's behind the review bombing this time, nor do we know what their reasoning is. We'll keep tabs on the situation and see what info we can suss out.

Categories: Consoles
Tags: eshop, switch

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regnilla
Tue Feb 18 20 03:15pm
Rating: 6

With all these drama maybe more
people will buy this great game lol

regnilla
Tue Feb 18 20 03:15pm
Rating: 6

With all these drama maybe more
people will buy this great game lol

Abolish Metacritic user reviews. Metacritic is as much at fault here as the review bombers for allowing this to happen.

I'd say the core of the problem is that it's much too easy to make dummy accounts on Metacritic. A CAPTCHA would curb this so much.

IMDb does it one step further: in order to rate a movie and have it count toward the overall user score, you have to have rated a certain number of movies in the past and have that account remain active for some period of time. Last time I checked, the number of movies was in the triple digits and the active time for the account was several months. IMDb has been the victim of review-bombing (and review-boosting) in the past, most notably with The Dark Knight. Fans of that movie review-boosted it until it reached #1, causing fans of The Shawshank Redemption, the previous movie at the top, to review-bomb The Dark Knight to get it off the top spot.

Oh the guy was lying, people still do that?

All PR is good PR. The sales for this game should skyrocket now Smile

Indeed, with the game remaining in the news so much of late, it gets advertised for free. If the publisher was smart, they'd discount it at once and sell loads of it on the eShop (it started going out of print, at least here in Europe, on a few websites already as far as the physical release goes).

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