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I didn’t believe it until I saw it for myself… Playstation gamers are review bombing multiple Nintendo Switch games because Astral Chain is a Nintendo Switch exclusive. 

This is absolutely ridicolous isn’t it? People are so mad that Astral Chain is a Nintendo Switch exclusive that they’ve resorted to review bombing Platinum Game’s latest game in hopes that it would force the developer to release the game on the PS4. Do you want to know the problem with that? Astral Chain was funded by Nintendo! That means there’s no chance in hell that it’ll jump over the PS4. Maybe, and this is a BIG maybe, it’ll launch on PC one day. I doubt it ever will. Bayonetta 2, a game also developed by Platinum Games, launched on the Wii U and can now be purchased, with Bayonetta 1, on the Switch. Bayonetta 1 is on every platform while 2, and eventually 3, will be exclusive to Nintendo platforms. There’s no PC port of 2 at all so the odds of Astral Chain getting one is incredibly slim. 

Nintendo made this happen. I’ve seen some people asking why Platinum Games continues to work with Nintendo. The reason is simple, to me anyway. Nintendo were the ONLY ones that gave Platinum Games a chance with Bayonetta 2. Both Sony and Microsoft said no. Nintendo gave them full creative freedom to do whatever they wanted with Bayonetta 2 and I’m assuming they did the same thing with Astral Chain, which looks incredible by the way. Do you see how dumb it is to review bomb Astral now? There’s literally no point in doing so. 

Astral Chain isn’t the only getting that’s getting review bombed by angry Playstation gamers. Fire Emblem Three Houses is also receiving a lot of hate from them too for the exact same reasons. One “reviewer” wrote that Platinum Games should stop making games exclusive to the Switch. Well… I guess it’s a good thing that Platinum Games didn’t make Fire Emblem and that Fire Emblem is, and has always been, owned by Nintendo. People are so angry that they’re not even trying to hide the fact that they haven’t actually played this game or own a Switch console. 

I mean… what did Fire Emblem even do to deserve this? It has nothing to do with Astral Chain not being on the PS4 and yet it’s receiving the same amount of hate from everyone. Why I am not including Xbox owners in this article? Because they’re used to not having any games to play! The only thing this showed me is how childish everyone is. If you really want to play Astral Chain buy a Nintendo Switch. I’ll tell someone to buy a PS4 if they wanted to play Persona 5 or Bloodborne or any of the many Playstation exclusives out there. What I wouldn’t tell them to do is review bomb games for absolutely no reason.

Grow up. 

What do you think of this situation? Do you agree with the review bombers? 

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    The Shameful Narcissist
    Sep 13, 2019 6:19 pm

    What the absolute fuck? That’s…ridiculous. If you have beef with a game by all means give it a bad review, but you’re going to do so just because it’s not on a system you own. REALLY? Shit like this happens in the publisher world a lot in that stans of one author will review bomb another if there’s drama between them. It’s…ugh. I’m not surprised this exists in the gaming world, and it’s a damn shame. Yes, it can be irritating when a game doesn’t come out on a system you own (it’s why I found a way to get an Xbox 360 so I could play Lost Odyssey), but you don’t take it out on the creators by doing this kind of nonsense.

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      Omar
      Sep 13, 2019 6:29 pm

      I agree. It’s happening though. Metacritic has addressed the issue by deleting all of the really negative reviews, but they didn’t delete the 10s that were there to counter those 0s. You’ve gotta get rid of both in my opinion or keep them all. I don’t agree with the situation and I think it’s funny because of how low some people will go because a game they want isn’t on their platform of choice. Buy a Switch or miss out on some neat Switch exclusives is what I say.

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        The Shameful Narcissist
        Sep 14, 2019 5:47 pm

        Yeah, agreed. I’d honestly remove all comments, which would suck for people who were genuine, but it would at least bring it back to null. Turn off commenting for a bit if necessary.

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          Omar
          Sep 15, 2019 10:20 am

          I would too. It’ll suck for those few genuine good reviews, but it’ll be better in the long run. User reviews just aren’t reliable on sites like that. Steam, Metacritic, open critic, etc. Just have critic reviews (which are also pretty shit) and leave it at that. If someone really wants to get into reviewing games make a blog. I prefer reading blog reviews over critic reviews anyway.

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    The Shameful Narcissist
    Sep 21, 2019 4:53 pm

    Me too. I find blog reviews are just better because if you’re blogging, you seem to care more about integrity. Even if I don’t agree with someone’s critiques/assessment, I still respect the integrity.

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