Mar 14, 2011

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Bioware Employee Caught Reviewing Dragon Age II

Bioware Employee Caught Reviewing Dragon Age II

EA Bioware’s Dragon Age 2 has been met with a rocky reception from fans over numerous issues since its release. In an effort to control the damages wrought by the outcries of gamers, EA Bioware has implemented a few unsavory methods in order to get back into the spotlight. The newest one? Having an employee give it a good rating on Metacritc.

Reddit user GatoFiasco was browsing the user reviews for Dragon Age 2 until something strange caught his eye: the top user review by ‘Avanost’ was closer to an ad than a review. Here’s a quote from the review, already taken down:

“The immersion and combat of this game are unmatched! A truly moving and fun epic. Anything negative you’ll see about this game is an overreaction of personal preference. For what it is, it is flawlessly executed and endlessly entertaining.”

Adding to the suspicion, Avanost has only reviewed one game: Dragon Age II. The GatoFiasco continued down the google hole, and eventually found that the reviewer works for EA Bioware as an engineer.

The internet caught wind, and so to save some sort of face, the company has removed the review. But this is the internet, my friends, where nothing is permanently deleted. Users have saved the web pages before they were taken down, and now various images of screencapped failure are circling the web.

You could have at least given it a eight or something, EA Bioware. Or maybe next time not tell everyone that if they have a negative points against the game, that it’s merely an overreaction of personal preference.

Hit the link if you feel like following the path. I’ll try and contact the “reviewer” for more details.

[Source: Reddit]