Metacritic Users Bomb Mass Effect 3 With Low Scores
If you’re relying on Metacritic scores to determine whether you should buy Mass Effect 3,
Xbox 360: 4.7
What could be causing this massive discrepancy? This isn’t the first time we’ve observed such drastic differences in user-versus-critic ratings.
Dragon Age 2: average critic score of 80 across all platforms.
Xbox 360: 4.4
Modern Warfare 3: Average critic score of 85 across all platforms.
Xbox 360: 3.2
Has it simply become hip to hate big, successful franchises? Is this a backlash of PC gamers against increasing consolization? Or are we just especially harsh critics of franchises we hold dear? Forbes seems to believe, in the case of Mass Effect 3, it has something to do with the homosexual romances, which strikes me as a bizarre theory to which I lend no credence.
Why do you think the ME3 user ratings are so low?