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So I see people bash a lot on Metacritic and how you can't trust any score on there because people post ridiculous scores all the time (10's and 0's), so forth and so on. And I have seen this myself in the individual user reviews. But I've got to tell you, I've yet to see a single AVERAGED USER REVIEW score for any game on that site that I didn't think was pretty much right on the money. Sure the averaged critic review score can be bogus at times, especially when you see games like Dragon Age 2 or Sim City with super high scores, but that's not Metacritic's fault, they are just averaging the stupid professional reviewers scores. So again, where is the incredible innacuracy with the USER REVIEWS if we look at the weighted average? I don't see it. Let's take a look at some examples.
Dragon Age 1
Dragon Age 2
Star Wars the Old Republic
The Secret World
Mass Effect 3
Final Fantasy XIV
I could post more and more. And the only 2 games out of those that I play are Defiance and The Secret World, and I still would say objectively I think every one of those AVERAGED USER REVIEWS are completely accurate. So why all the metacritic hate? Because a few fanbois and haters like to give 0's and 10's that are ridiculous? Looks like they must balance themselves out to me, because the end result looks pretty dead on from anything I've seen.