Backhanded Box Quotes: Zeroes Easy To Find

Welcome to "Backhanded Box Quotes," a collection of super pissed-off user reviews from people just like you! Whoa, whoa, don't take that personally.

Spec Ops: The Line

Released: June 26.

Critic: hcookie (Metacritic) • "Incredible storyline. The Apocalypse Now for the next generation.""Gameplay is fantastic and a great story. ""Do not miss this game."

But ...

"Once again, Developers fail to polish what is probably one of the better games released in 2012.""And for that, what would have been a perfect 10 is now an 8."

And yet ...

Score: 0.

OK ...

The Amazing Spider-Man

Released: June 26.

Critic: Criticalkev1169 (Metacritic) • "[T]he graphics are amazing.""[T]he combat system is amazing and very simple."

But ...

Score: 0.

OK ...

Backhanded Box Quotes will be an occasional feature of Kotaku's Anger Management hour, unless it isn't.


Comments

    How is it backhanded that they are just retarded and can't use a slider to save their lives?

    The issue is that they know it's an aggregator and that everyone else will be voting binary: 10 or 0. They want to push the score down, so they do it the only effective way they know how, assuming they'll be balanced out by a handful of unwarranted 10s.

      With that in mind, I see this all over the reviews. If you point out every instance of folks gaming the system we're going to end up with a lot of examples of hypocrisy and no funny quotes. Stick to the funny quotes!

      (Sidenote, this particular binary mentality really does indicate that metacritic should consider switching to using like/dislike for user reviews.)

    These guys sound "super-pissed off". Ditch this stupid backhanded quotes thing; do some real journalism.

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