Sledgehammer Games fights Metacritic pounding
Haters are currently busy stomping Modern Warfare 3 into the ground on Metacritic, giving it an average user score of 3.1/10. Irked by this, Studio Head of Sledgehammer Games Glen Schofield asked folks on Twitter for help:
The Tweet in question has since been removed, after he was attacked by rabid fans accusing him of unfair boosting, which is uncalled-for in my opinion. I don't care for MW3 and am tempted to ignore it because of all the ludicrous hype that's surrounding it, but even I know the game deserves better than a score of 3.1 (or 1.7, which it seemed to be when Mr. Schofield posted the Tweet). Asking people to vote favorably if they like the game is not "OMG B00STING!!!1" but simply an attempt to balance out all the haters on the internet.
But really, I think he should have just ignored the user score. First of all, MW3 has already made enough money to satisfy Dr. Evil and second of all, a user score should never, EVER be taken seriously. People on the Internet are just that: People on the Internet. They only think in black and white. Either a game is OMGWTF BEST GAEM EVAR or LOL IT TTLY SUCKS LIEK UR MOM. Judging a game based on user scores is kinda like getting your musical taste from Youtube comments.