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Topic: Metacritic and Wii U games

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dumedum

dumedum

1. Posted:

So Metacritic has this annoying habit of not counting Wii U reviews.

Injustice: Gods Among Us has 63 Xbox 360 reviews.
Metacritic only counts the score if there are 4 reviews minimum. It took forever to count Injustice: Gods Among Us for the Wii U for this reason. Eventually, after a very long time they reached the goal. These days it has 5 reviews.

Now you may think that this is life, people are less interested about the Wii U version and it doesn't have a lot of reviews.

But that's not the case.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist has 43 reviews.
http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/tom-clancys-splinter-...
The Wii U version has 0.
But all these reviews specifically mentioned Wii U - for example, IGN: "Reviewed on PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360"
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/08/14/splinter-cell-blacklis...

So the problem is that a reviewer reviews the Wii U in its review, and Metacritic simply ignores it.

Once Nintendo Life, Nintendo World Report and a couple of others review the game, it may reach the 4 threshold but just barely.

If this annoys you in any way, like it does me, please write to metacritic and tell them to fix this habit..
editorial@metacritic.com

Edited on by dumedum

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Kyloctopus

Kyloctopus

2. Posted:

I have a solution!

Don't go on metacritic.

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Reala

Reala

3. Posted:

Untitled

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mystman12

mystman12

4. Posted:

Yeah, I noticed this with Disney Infinity, too. Even though Polygon specifically shows the Wii U version gets an 8, metacritic completly ignored it.

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skywake

skywake

5. Posted:

From what I understand metacritic is based on crowdsourced review collection. If Wii U reviews aren't going up maybe it's because people can't be bothered to or forget to link these reviews to the Wii U.

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ThePirateCaptain

ThePirateCaptain

6. Posted:

Another reason why you shouldn't let Metacritic influence your game purchases.

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Phatosaurus

Phatosaurus

7. Posted:

Kyloctopus wrote:

I have a solution!

Don't go on metacritic.

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