Backhanded Box Quotes: Zeroes Easy To Find

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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

  • 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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