As I reported, Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 have a lot of troll reviews from Battlefield fanboys who are making the community look bad and vice versa. However, Glen Schofield of Sledgehammer Games, wrote on his twitter to ask fans to help the score.
Why is this a violation of ethics? Imagine if say Justin Bieber told his army of followers to give something a good review, people who haven’t even heard of it would dogpile the subject as soon as it came up. Even if the metacritic score is quite literally ruined beyond all repair as it would require straight 10s from twice as many 0ers. I honestly can’t say what’s less ethical, deliberately giving something a bad review to ruin it, or asking people to pump up your numbers. Either way it throws the numbers out of whack.
All I can see this accomplishing is having the Battlefield fanboys getting up in arms and ruining the score down to a 1, with COD fanboys trying to do the same. Meanwhile I’m sitting here playing Etrian Odyssey 3 and not causing drama.