This is it. It has not been even a week since Uncharted 4 has released, and the fanboyism is out of bounds. “It’s a great game, it’s a great game!”, seems to have settled in my ears and though it might be a good game, some critics have denied it good scores, one of them being Washington Post, who gave the game a 4 out of 10. This has stirred up a lot of controversy. Another site XO.TV was heavily slandered for giving the latest and the final entry in the Uncharted series a mere 6 out of 10.
It seems, that there is a huge community that backs up Uncharted as a good game and is willing to go many distances to suppress people with the opposite opinion and totally belittle them. The latest feat coming in as a petition being signed against Metacritic to remove Washington Post’s review from the critic score to increase the overall critic rating of the game. This is insane even for fanboyism standards. Many people are claiming that the critic at Washington Post didn’t give a score, but Metacritic translated it as 4 and brought down the overall Metacritic score from 94 to 93. After a bit of digging and a lot of hate tweets and what not, Forbes confirmed that Michael Thomsen (the guy who reviewed the game) did indeed give a 4/10 to Uncharted 4, and that was the score that WP submitted to Metacritic.
They may be furious with the critic, but the more pressing matter is that they are concerned about the Metacritic rating going down. I don’t understand why this is a matter of concern for most of the people, that too, with such a big game. Every negative review is being taken harshly and seems like no one can have a unique opinion.
And if that isn’t enough, you just cannot, CANNOT criticize Uncharted 4 openly even if your point is totally in the logical spectrum. They will press you down with force. A small comment on the game being slow paced in some parts was welcomed pretty warmly with 24 Disagrees/Downvotes within minutes. If you are diplomatic, you’ll maintain a bit of decorum with the crowd with 7-10 Downvotes, and for writing a good point about Uncharted, your comment will be filled with Agrees/Upvotes. There are a quite a few who agree to the fact that Uncharted may probably be the most overrated game of the decade. I myself haven’t experienced the game yet and hence I’m not going to be talking about the game, but it’s not good to see such a harsh community, so much so that going to the comments section feels toxic. Here are some of the comments that were given to negative review on the Uncharted 4. Names will not be mentioned.
Uncharted 4 is not a 6 out of 10 game no matter the persons opinion. Giving this game a 6 mean either you have no clue what makes a good game, just another sleazy sight trying to get cheap hits, Uncharted 4 is not the type of game you normally play or would like anyway (probably shouldn’t be reviewing it), or you have an agenda (like trying to lower the metacritic score like people are doing with user scores). Don’t tell me so called journalist don’t sometimes have agendas or aren’t fanboys, that would be untrue.
No one is going to take a 6 out of 10 score for Uncharted 4 seriously. People are entitled to their opinion but when they are this far off, I have to question them.
Dude that wrote this. You’re a moron. Stop trying to write anything immediately and hand over the crayons you 1st drafted this crap with. Change careers, oh, but do have a wonderful life.
The above comment got 60 Upvotes
The reviewer is inconsistent. Uncharted 4’s Goonies meets Romancing the Stone vibe which I felt in some chapters is ‘new’ as such or signicantly expands upon the Drake’s Fortune aesthetic. A large meeting (auction) is new. Sam is new. The villains’ motivations are new. The grapple hook and crampon are new to this series. The 4×4 vehicle and boat are new in terms of being fully controllable. But Mike hated the 4×4 , he didn’t fully appreciate the brilliance of the subtle humour in the dialogue and he doesn’t respect the gunplay scenarios as the tense puzzles they can be if on Hard or Crushing. His 6.0 might be sincerely held for his tastes but a true Uncharted fan could not , I am confident, think at the end of this game that the artistry, gameplay, characterisation, puzzles, story, level design and sound design all added up to 6/10.
Notice the ‘A true uncharted fan’, and people say that’s not fanboyism.
After such slandering and bashing people with a different opinion, I am unable to comment anything, because I know I have to get bashed, so there is no point in explaining things. So I would like to have a few questions answered by such people:
- What is the point of all this? Does the Metacritic rating matter that much to you?
- If you enjoyed the game, is it necessary that all people have to like it around the same degree as you did?
- Do other people judge a game, the same way you do?
- Last but not the least, how come do you have this much spare time to do useless stuff like commenting on why other people didn’t like your favourite game?
The petition has already been signed by 1268 supporters at the time of writing this article, and this is within minutes of the news appearing. The sight is not good and I will state what I had already written in one of the comments section of the site, if this is the way the gamers are going to behave it’s not long before companies take advantage of you. It’s good that a community likes a game and has a healthy non-toxic environment, but this is quite the opposite of a good community where, instead of discussing about the disagreement, you start slandering.
What do you think about such a harsh community? Would you like to be a part of such a community? Let us know what you think about this in the comments below.