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What's the reason behind review-bombing of Digimon Survive?

What's the reason behind review-bombing of Digimon Survive?

What's the reason behind review-bombing of Digimon Survive?

Metacritic is one of the most popular websites for reviewing video games. It’s a great source to look up reviews and see how people felt about certain games. However, it seems that some people are so upset with the game that they are intentionally trying to get it lower than its actual rating. And these people are not just doing this for fun; they are trying to hurt the game’s reputation in order to make Digimon Survive look bad. The game's review-bombing is a symptom of how the game industry has changed.


The review-bombing is an attempt to create a positive buzz around a game that can then be used as a marketing tool for the publisher. The publisher attempts to create a positive buzz around the game by giving it an A+ rating on metacritic, which gives them more credibility.


This is not new. It's been happening since the early days of Metacritic when publishers would pay people like me to give games good reviews so they would have more credibility going into E3 or other events where they wanted to show off their games.

Today, however, it's much easier than ever before to figure out who is going to give you good reviews. You can use tools like Metacritic or Steam Spy to see which games are likely winners and losers before they even come out and see whether or not they're likely to get good reviews as well as what their critics are saying about them.


Why is this game being targeted?

Digimon Survive has received some negative reviews, but it's not as if it's a bad game. It's actually pretty good, and it has a lot of potential. It's just that people have been waiting for the game for so long that they're not willing to wait any longer to get their hands on it.


The game was first announced in August 2018 and was set for release in early 2019. However, since then we've seen no new information about the game until recently when Bandai Namco Entertainment released an official trailer at E3 2019 (which you can watch above). This trailer showed off some new characters and also revealed that there would be two different versions of the game available: one with online multiplayer elements and another without. The latter version would be exclusive to Japan while the former would be exclusive to North America.  It's a question that has been asked many times before. Why is Digimon Survive being review-bombed on Metacritic?


The answer to this question lies in the fact that Digimon Survive is a mobile game, and as such, the review bombing comes from people who have no idea what they're doing. They might have played the game on their phones or in a browser, but they have no idea what they're talking about. Mobile games are often reviewed using a Metacritic score, which is based on total reviews and ratings across various platforms. As such, if someone doesn't play on their phone or computer, they won't know how much of an impact mobile games can have on a game's overall rating.

 Digimon Survive's review-bombing is part of a larger problem: the lack of diversity in game reviews. The reason is simple: there are more white men than any other demographic on Metacritic. This imbalance has consequences. One consequence is that when a game is reviewed by a white man, it's more likely to get positive reviews. Another consequence is that when a game is reviewed by a woman or person of color, it's more likely to get negative reviews.


The result? People who aren't represented in games media are unlikely to hear about games that are underappreciated or misunderstood, and those who do hear about them may not be able to find them because they're not on Metacritic. In recent months, we've seen this dynamic play out with Digimon Survive being review-bombed on Metacritic while being praised elsewhere — especially on ResetEra and Reddit's /r/Digimon subReddit.


The reason why Digimon Survive is being review-bombed on Metacritic is because of the fact that it's an offshoot of a popular franchise. The original Digimon is a long running franchise in Japan and has had multiple spin-offs over the years, one of which was Digimon Survive. The reason why it's being reviewed as low as it is is because people don't know what they're getting into with this game. The only way to find out if you're interested in it or not is to play it for yourself.