Washington Post’s Uncharted 4 Review is a Parody, Should Be Removed from Metacritic

By   /   May 16, 2016
Uncharted 4 Review

Folks from the gaming community are currently pissed at Washington Post’s Uncharted 4 review. The headline reads “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’ review: This four-part series should have ended after Part One.” Fans are bashing the entire website and its author for Uncharted 4 Review due to him adding his personal opinions about the series to bash the game.

But many fail to understand that this review is a parody and published under their “Comic Riff” category. There is a different review of Washington Post that praises  many of its aspects.

The other one is just created to have a laugh and ignite a flame in the community, which it has done successfully.

However, what we should be really pissed about is that this review is currently a part of Metacritic. How can a parody review be added to Metacritic? It should be removed immediately as it does not represent the actual facts about the game.

Fans have started a petition to remove this review that is unnecessarily denting Uncharted 4’s Metacritic score.

Im sorry but when having too much detail became a bad thing , this reviewer is out of his mind. I believe U4 is one of the greatest games ever created and it is my personal favorite for sure , although i can justify some reviewers giving it a 9 or an 8. But this is a utter disgrace. Gene , because you were the only respectable staff that responded to this nonsense , you should remove this review fro the metacritic , and post a new , sensible one that can justify its existence. Your Washington post for Christ’s Sake , not a 12-year-old’s diary. Treat the game with professionalism and respect.

Also , he never gave the game a rating in his review , so the 40/100 should either be removed from the metascore or added to his review. Things must be cleared. It’s about the respect that the developers deserve all the amount of time and money put into this game. Even the editor of the Washington post is confused with this piece of biased garbage. Something needs to happen. Just look at the track record of this guy , Dark souls 2 worst game ever? One of the most acclaimed games in recent memory? Im okay with the guy expressing his opinion , but as i said , when its an original review it must be treated with professionalism and respect , and rules must be applied. This guy doesn’t deserve to be taken seriously by big , crucial sites like Metacritic. It harms the Flawless reputation of the game for absolutely no reason. A review is not about what you think a game is , its about what a game is. Objective measures are applied.

This petition also fails to understand what’s really going on but it is raising a valid point that this review should not be a part of Metacritic. The community should support this petition so some changes can be made.

It seems Author Michael Thomsen is trying to compete with Jim Sterling.

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