Poll Results: What do you think about Metacritic?

October 15, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

In last week's poll we asked our readers, "What do you think about Metacritic?." Around 367 votes were cast, with the majority of voters saying that the review aggregation site isn't a bad thing, it is just being used incorrectly. Metacritic often finds itself at the center of controversy over the way it weights scores and how some publishers have tied performance bonuses to hit a certain "Metacritic score." User reviews are often a topic of conversation too because they can also affect what the final score for a game is on the site, and when publishers put so much emphasis on getting a high Metacritic score, it can in turn hurt a developer.

Around 51 percent (186 votes) said that "Metacritic isn't bad in and of itself; it's just used incorrectly," while 23 percent (83 votes) believe the service is a blight on the industry. Around 15 percent of voters (56 votes) didn't know what Metacritic is, and 11 percent (42 votes) said it is a valuable resource.

For a more in-depth discussion on the poll, check out the latest episode of Super Podcast Action Committee.

Look for a new poll later this week. Thanks to everyone who cast a vote!

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