Sometimes, I wonder at just how useful a source of information like Metacritic is. I mean, you give people the ability to write and say anything they please about any topic, and you inevitably get properly useless comments.
Take, for instance, the user reviews for games like Mass Effect 3 and Dragon Age Inquisition. Lots of zeroes, and admittedly, lots of tens as well. But seriously, while many of the complaints about both titles have their merit, an overall rating of zero seems a little extreme, as are many of the tens that are used to counterbalance the noughts.
To give something zero out of ten means that you found that it was completely crap, unplayable, nonsensical, not fit to be anything resembling its intended purpose, not just because one aspect of it annoyed you. It’d be like giving life zero because you had to share your toys with your little brother. Annoying, admittedly, but surely you could adapt?
One of my friends has said that he doesn’t trust the professional reviewers anymore because of perceived journalistic biases. Well, that may be true, with allegations (by some in the community) of EA paying off sources, but I’d trust the rest of the population far less, simply because they’re anonymous and you don’t know what their game is.