6520 posts since 13/03/07
Maybe for the sanity of everyone sites should stop doing scores and let their reviews speak for themselves, cause that number they tack on at the end of it means absolutely nothing. If they want to summarize their reviews just add a "buy this" or don't buy this" at the end. But they won't because it adds to clicks and page upon page of fanboy-fights.
43455 posts since 02/03/14
Those people should just stop caring about metacritic and use something like opencritic instead. I've never looked at it myself but I believe you can personally choose which reviewers should be taken into account for the score you see, so you can easily remove "troll" reviewers if you don't want them.
3140 posts since 07/02/10
A better way to mitigate the problem would be ignore metacritic altogether.
1505 posts since 10/11/17
on 16 April 2018
When I go to Metacritic, I just sort everything by user scores instead of reviewer scores. I find the users are a better representation of which games are good and which aren't.
6919 posts since 24/04/08
I'm not sure how good of a solution that might be. It sounds like it could work, but I would like to have a statistician's view on how it would affect scores before reaching a conclusion.
Also, it's pretty ironic that this thread has sort of a clickbait title.