Ninja Theory: Gamers, Be On The Lookout For Fake DMC Reviews
And this is why you may not want to trust early reviews, especially if they come from questionable sources.
Apparently, some so-called "critics" are not above faking entire reviews for highly anticipated games, presumably to significantly increase traffic.
"Happy that no genuine review has been under 89% so far."
Obviously, that implies that there are some fake reviews floating around out there, and the developer is aware of them. These "reviews" come from people who haven't received any review code or copy of the game to actually play, so it's kinda tough to take their word as gospel in an analysis. A later Tweet reads:
"Genuine review = one where the reviewer has actually played the game. Sometimes people make up reviews without actually playing the game."
Well, isn't that fun. Guess you're going to have to be even more selective about which reviews you read and subsequently trust. For our part, no, we don't have DMC yet and yes, we'll probably play it before writing the review. In fact, we'll probably play it quite a bit. ...I thought that's how this whole "reviewing" thing was done.
Related Game(s): DMC
1/8/2013 8:42:55 PM Ben Dutka