We all know how awesome Metacritic is; we’re all pretty aware that it’s a pointless sinkhole that people pour their hatred or polarized adoration of a particular game into. The platform has become a tool used by extremes: if they like a game, they will give it a 10 and, if they hate it, a 0. But it can definitely be useful if we take the data it proposes and interprets them from a prudent point of view. But I am unable to figure out what is going on with Resident Evil 4 Remake no matter how hard I try.
The thing is, whenever I look at an average score on Metacritic, I use it as just a guide; to know if the game was more or less liked in general. But the fact is that Resident Evil 4 Remake is the victim of a new case of Review Bombing, but why? Then I leave you with all the details so you can have them at your fingertips.
Resident Evil 4 Remake’s average on Metacritic drops alarmingly
- For those of you who don’t know: review bombardment is a phenomenon that occurs when people start giving a game a meta review of 0 in droves. as a complaint about some aspect of it
- Also; it’s something that happens with Resident Evil 4 Remake
- The notes gaming press averages on PS5, PC and Xbox Series X/S are 93, 92 and 91 respectively
- However, the community score is 71, 52 and 52 on each platform
- If we stop to read some of the reviews with a 0, we see that people appear who doesn’t like the changes Capcom made with this remake on a general level
Is that enough justification to give it a 0 on Metacritic? Everyone is free to do what they want, but for a game that runs well… I don’t know. It gives me the feeling that review bombardment is also going to become a meaningless phenomenon that won’t even serve to voice a common complaint about a game anymore. If you start abusing it lightly, it will cease to matter. .. and all because of the hatred for a game that, really, it went pretty well.