Mass Effect 3's Metacritic User Ratings Are Being Trolled

by Matt Helgeson on Mar 06, 2012 at 09:06 AM

While critics seem to be in general agreement on the third chapter in BioWare's epic sci-fi trilogy, user ratings are tending towards either "10" or "0." Of course, all of these people have totally completed the game.

For whatever reasons, there's a group of angry gamers who are on Mass Effect 3's Metacritic page posting low scores for the game. On the other hand, others are declaring it a perfect game, so go figure. Right now, the game's user score is a paltry 4.5/10. I've chosen two user reviews that pretty much sum up what is going on:

Mar 6, 2012
Rating: 0

This game is garbage, a massive disappointment, and a slap, no, a punch in the face to the Mass Effect series. Being a player of Mass Effect 1, this series has not progressed one bit since then, but actually took a step back in almost every aspect. The animations are pitiful, the choices lead you to the same end, and it desperately lacks originality. Do not buy, do not rent, and do not give this game any of your time, unless for mockery's sake.

Mar 6, 2012
Rating: 10

Nothing less then perfection. I managed to get a copy a few days early and I never thought the story and game could top what the last two games have delivered, but this keeps getting better and better! You really do feel the weight of those decisions you made. Its great to finally see the outcome of these shaping after waiting for 5 years in curiosity as to what would happen. Certainly doesn't disappoint! Gameplay mechanics have taken a sharp turn for the better and have progressed a long way since ME2. It great a lot of mods that were a fun point of ME1 have returned also. Shepard's story could not have asked for a better conclusion then this! Massive credit to Bioware to improving on a series that is already top of its league! No easy feat, but they have done it with flying colors!

In any case, you could always read our review of the game to see what Andy Reiner thinks about it.

[Thanks to Alex and Josh for the news tips]