Metacritic announced this week that it has given players time to play games before writing a review. It is 36 hours from the official launch day, and only after that will the comment field open to the community.
The purpose of this small change is to try to prevent hate campaigns from dominating the site when launching a title, which allows the user to comment and rate a game and then display a note based on the people who accessed the address. Note that is separate from another, which is made by vehicles and other sites, which is even more prominent.
An example that suffered from this attack is The Last of Us Part II, which got very low marks in the first moments of its launch. The change has already been applied to the site, which prevents users from evaluating two major releases this Friday (17): Ghost of Tsushima and Paper Mario: The Origami King.
If the user tries to rate and write something about one of these two games, a message appears saying, “Please spend some time playing the game. Come back to analyze it from noon on July 18th ”. Death Stranding for PC, released on the 14th of this month, is now open for comments.
I sincerely believe that the gamer audience will not stop releasing hatred for the companies, but at least it gives time for real players to try the game and also enter the evaluation.
In any case, preventing the evaluation of those who have not had time to play is important.
With information: The Verge.