Report: Assassin’s Creed Origins Received Fake Positive User Reviews on Metacritic
Assassin’s Creed Origins is already available on the market for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Therefore, the media and users have begun to give their opinion on the new game of the Ubisoft series, which promises to rebuild the credibility that the series recently lost. However, the controversy has surrounded the game in that area as a report indicates that part of the positive user ratings that the title received on Metacritic comes from fake accounts.
Recently, Kotaku presented a report about the positive user ratings of AC: Origins on Metacritic, since many of these contain generic statements and editorial errors that account for the poor handling of the English language.
The report found that out of the 600 reviews that the new Ubisoft game has on the site, many of the positive ones are fake accounts and the way they refer to the qualities of the game denotes its exaggeration and, in some cases, ignorance about the basic characteristics of the series. Based on the ratings and user reviews, AC: Origins has 8.0 at the moment.
After the report was made public, Marc Doyle, head of Metacritic contacted Kotaku and mentioned that these situations usually happen 2 or 3 times a year but in no case it is something that should be considered as common: “We’ve been aware of this case, and we’ve been moderating those reviews (and suspending those accounts – most off of which had one single review in their history). The people doing it appear to be changing it up with the chunk of text they keep replicating, but our moderators are working overtime to combat it.”
It is worth mentioning that Metacritic has a section dedicated to reviews and qualifications of certified professionals and another for users, but this does not mean that the reviews and qualifications of the second ones do not matter, on the contrary, they are transcendental because they have an effect on the perception of those who have not acquired the game. In addition, it is important to make it clear that Ubisoft is not related in any way to this situation and it is something beyond the company’s control.
Assassin’s Creed: Origins is now available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.