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So one guy in a company of hundreds of people was dumb enough to review Dragon Age and one of a million pissed off fans looking for a reason to be mad at Bioware found him out and deduced that one isolated dev writing a review about a game is some massive conspiracy to influence the ratings of a game that everyone should hate, but doesn't.

I don't like Dragon Age II but this is grasping at straws. I don't need a reason to dislike Bioware. I don't care if they made a game that I think is crappy and many other people enjoy. It doesn't matter. I played DA2 at PAX and I knew it was going suck from like a year ago, I'm not broken up about it.

I still have MANY play throughs for DA:O and I haven't even touched Awakenings yet. DA2 sucks and people are mad that it sucks and even more mad that people don't realize it. Big wup.

Where is the fire and why are all of you so taken in by this childish accusation? This is like grade school name calling mixed with bad internet stalking and it is all passed off as "Journalism" this is ridiculous.
Edited by Ktulu - 3/14/11 at 10:29pm
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Having not cared at all for the first I don't care about the second. BUT this scares me due to ME 3, and their Star Wars MMO coming out....
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post #23 of 87
Troll meter is high on this one. Not like it's hard to forge credentials on the Internet or spoof reviews. DA2 MetaCritic is bombarded by trollish sensational user reviews by butt hurt gamers who don't like the sequel. Any rating below 6 is ridiculous, a clear sign of someone who probably didn't get through Act I. The game isn't great but below 6? I would vote the game a 7.5 or 8 myself (probably an 8 if I could ever get DX11 "Very High" video settings to not micro-stutter on SLI).

A clever troll looks up a BioWare developer's name (not hard on Google) and then searches his name on Google, looking for forum or game aliases. Finds an alias, posts a dumb review, submits a link to Reddit on his findings, etc.
post #24 of 87
At first I was highly disappointed with DA2 just like most. Then I stopped looking at it like that.


Just look at it like its a new game using the same world, kind of like Forgotten Realms.
post #25 of 87
Doesn't surprise me.

EA can, will and probably does do this all the time
post #26 of 87
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Originally Posted by linkin93 View Post
Doesn't surprise me.

EA can, will and probably does do this all the time
I doubt there's an established company that hasn't exploited their product's reviews. To a marketing department it's another avenue for PR, and an easy one with the anonymity of the Internet. Then there's testimonials. Any web service (especially web hosts or domain sites) that offer testimonials make me laugh. They're just cherry-picked reviews, if not completely fictional.

I'm sure there's plenty of company reviews on Amazon, Newegg, shoes from roadrunnersports.com, cocaine from mydrugdealer.com, I mean--there's no telling what's real or not.
post #27 of 87
I have a bad feeling about this thread

So one guy makes a review and every conspiracy theorist, EA Hater, and troll from here to Timbuktu comes out in full force? If I knew it was this easy I should start doing it Haha.
Edited by G. Callen - 3/14/11 at 11:18pm
post #28 of 87
Normally I would be strongly against something like this and 9/10ths of the time I still am, but Dragon Age 2 has been getting trolled with bad reviews. That avg 4.0 Meta score is straight BS.

I get that people had a legit reason to do something like that when Modern Warfare 2 came out but there's no excuse for idiots trying to manipulate Dragon Age 2's score.
    
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You guys should really stop talking crap about dragon age 2 and actually play it..... its a fantastic game. All the hate for it in the forums is really pissing me off. It goes to show that your a bunch of mindless sheep who just go along with whats popular. Because right now its "cool" or gets you more e-peen to hate and bash the game. This is the same story as crysis 2 really.... Its getting really sad.
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Originally Posted by FuNkDrSpOt View Post
Normally I would be strongly against something like this and 9/10ths of the time I still am, but Dragon Age 2 has been getting trolled with bad reviews. That avg 4.0 Meta score is straight BS.

I get that people had a legit reason to do something like that when Modern Warfare 2 came out but there's no excuse for idiots trying to manipulate Dragon Age 2's score.
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Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post
You guys should really stop talking crap about dragon age 2 and actually play it..... its a fantastic game. All the hate for it in the forums is really pissing me off. It goes to show that your a bunch of mindless sheep who just go along with whats popular. Because right now its "cool" or gets you more e-peen to hate and bash the game. This is the same story as crysis 2 really.... Its getting really sad.
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