Forums - Gaming Discussion - SW Battlefront 2 has the lowest user score I've ever seen on Metacritic thanks to the controversy surrounding the game

0.9 with 2629 ratings right now

http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/star-wars-battlefront-ii?ref=hp

To put that into perspective, here are the user scores for some previous oft-hated games:

CoD: Infinite Warfare: 3.6 with 1,421 ratings

Sonic Boom- 3.4 with 577 ratings

Ride to Hell: Retribution- 1.2 with 520 reviews

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 16 November 2017

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It isn't even much of a controversy. Just people not willing to put in the time.

I care nothing for star wars games so I wouldn't be getting the game anyways.
If it was grinding for something I was interested in I'd have no problem with it though. As long as it was worth it.

Bad game play should get bad game scores. Just because they don't give you darth vader at the beginning shouldn't result in bad user scores. Unless the game is also bad.



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Well, this ought to send a message to EA, although I don't think it will translate into reduced sales. Star Wars is too big of a franchise to lose money for this. I'm more interested in that campagin that's trying to bring soccer moms and other similar groups to call out Disney for allowing EA to use its IP like this. After all, Disney cares about its reputation way more than EA.



You know it deserves the GOTY.

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pokoko said:
Means absolutely nothing without purchase verification.

It doesn't mean that the game is necessarily bad, but to say it means nothing is an understatement. What it means is that many gamers are very angry at EA for putting a F2P progression system into a full priced game. 



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Darwinianevolution said:
Well, this ought to send a message to EA, although I don't think it will translate into reduced sales. Star Wars is too big of a franchise to lose money for this. I'm more interested in that campagin that's trying to bring soccer moms and other similar groups to call out Disney for allowing EA to use its IP like this. After all, Disney cares about its reputation way more than EA.

Here's what you just said:

Well, this ought to send a message to EA, although I don't think it will send a message to EA



Angelus said:
Darwinianevolution said:
Well, this ought to send a message to EA, although I don't think it will translate into reduced sales. Star Wars is too big of a franchise to lose money for this. I'm more interested in that campagin that's trying to bring soccer moms and other similar groups to call out Disney for allowing EA to use its IP like this. After all, Disney cares about its reputation way more than EA.

Here's what you just said:

Well, this ought to send a message to EA, although I don't think it will send a message to EA

Well, they are in full damage controll now, so we have to assume the message has been received. But if the sales are still there after this, they are just going to ignore it.



You know it deserves the GOTY.

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Bandorr said:
It isn't even much of a controversy. Just people not willing to put in the time.

I care nothing for star wars games so I wouldn't be getting the game anyways.
If it was grinding for something I was interested in I'd have no problem with it though. As long as it was worth it.

Bad game play should get bad game scores. Just because they don't give you darth vader at the beginning shouldn't result in bad user scores. Unless the game is also bad.

It's made that way with the intent to get people to pay more money for them.



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Darwinianevolution said:
Angelus said:

Here's what you just said:

Well, this ought to send a message to EA, although I don't think it will send a message to EA

Well, they are in full damage controll now, so we have to assume the message has been received. But if the sales are still there after this, they are just going to ignore it.

Except what we call their current "damage control" won't actually be damage control if they still see the level of sales they were forecasting to begin with. The only message companies receive is "am I leaving money on the table?" If the answer is no, then they ultimately have no reason to care, or to change their practices moving forward, because they're seeing that what they're doing is working just as they intended, even if some people get pissy about it.