Over the past few years, review-bombing has become a common practice. We've seen it happen to games like Pokémon: Let's Go and Astral Chain, and most recently AI: The Somnium Files was on the receiving end. It resulted in Kotaro "Zero Escape" Uchikoshi and his assistant director Okada Akika asking fans to help restore order.
In the end, a disgruntled individual known as Krvavi Abadas took responsibility and revealed how they single-handedly review-bombed the game to "deliberately demonstrate" the broken state of Metacritic user reviews. Although, there was another motive – the ill-treatment of the idol Iris 'A-set' Sagan (see above), who is one of the game's main female characters.
Now, in a turn of events, AI: The Somnium Files – as highlighted by Twitter user FloPerfecto – has become the highest user-rated Switch game on Metacritic of all time. At the time of writing, it's got a user score of 9.0 and sits just above Astral Chain and Super Mario Odyssey. Before plummeting to 1.9, the game was sitting at 8.2. Now it's even better off than it originally was!
You can get the full rundown about why exactly the game was review-bombed in our original story.