The high ratings of the next PlayStation exclusive have again become a cause of dissatisfaction among gamers. Users conducted a review bombing of Horizon Forbidden West on the review aggregator Metacritic, blaming the game itself, Sony and journalists for all mortal sins. True, the attack was repelled by action fans.
The dissatisfied managed to lower the rating of Forbidden West to 4.4 points out of 10. Many pointed to a lot of the same type of laudatory reviews, allegedly written according to the template from Sony, and the authors of the game even got it for the exclusivity of the title on the PlayStation. At the same time, in the mass of negative reviews, there was also more detailed criticism – gamers did not like the boring plot and gameplay mechanics that repeat the first part of the series.
As a result, the fans of Horizon Forbidden West reduced the efforts of the dissatisfied to nothing – the current rating of the game is 8 points out of 10. The action was praised for its high-quality picture, including on the PlayStation 4, the variety of available activities and improvements in all aspects compared to the original. In many ways, these reviews repeated the words of critics who liked the novelty.
Recall that the release of Horizon Forbidden West took place on February 18 on PS4 and PS5. Reviewers rated the action at 88 points out of 100 – while some critics were really unhappy with the small number of unique mechanics. However, users felt that most of the reviews were written according to the Sony manual, as journalists often compared the title to Mass Effect 2 for no apparent reason.