One of the screencapped review bombs reads “I thought I liked this game at first, but then I saw Dunkey’s video about it, and then I realised that this game is actually really BAD.” Another says that the author, “had no opinion on the game but after seeing Dunkey’s review [they] came to the conclusion that this game just is not good” before suggesting readers check out more of Dunkey’s videos. While all three of those reviews are currently no longer on Metacritic, Kotaku has found plenty of others that remain up, adding to Sonic Frontiers PS5’s sudden string of 0-scored user reviews. Later, Dunkey added another tweet to his thread: “In the end, way more positive reviews are being left than negative (and it is 90% Sonic fans leaving both), and my intention was never to send review bombers.” Read More: That New Sonic Game Is A Weird, Lonely Mess (That I Can’t Stop Playing) Various Sonic Frontiers user reviews mention Dunkey, including a perfect score from “Dunkeywaswrong” that hails it as “the best 3D Sonic since Sonic Adventure 2.” Another user writes “Dunkey fans review bombing only increased score ;).” User Shaydows writes that they “would have given this an 8, but thanks to Dunkey’s fans I had to change it to a 10.” Long story short, yet another example of video game fans using Metacritic as an ideological battleground. Kotaku reached out to Videogamedunkey for comment. At the time of writing, Sonic Frontiers has an 8.5 user metascore on PS5, an 8.5 on PC, and an 8.3 on Xbox Series X.
Sonic fans are review bombing their own favorite game to make my fans look bad. They really thought they were slick calling their account DunkeyLover2005 (Twitter thought this was real btw) pic.twitter.com/Rqdl4gfGTG— dunkey (@vgdunkey) November 14, 2022
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