Sonic Frontiers Review-Bombed on Metacritic After Dunkey Video

Sonic Frontiers Review-Bombed on Metacritic After Dunkey Video
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Sonic Frontiers is bombarded with reviews

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The Metacritic page for the PlayStation 5 version Sonic Frontiers currently being reviewed in response to popular game YouTuber Videogamedunkey’s latest video. As you might expect, Sonic stans come back just as stridently, defending the virtues of the blue hedgehog’s latest 3D adventure. Sonic Dunkey’s followers claim that he is behind the explosion, but strangely, the YouTuber claims that Sonic The fans are behind the bombing.

He said that there is no dispute with that Dunkey’s new video it’s going pretty hard Sonic Frontiers, mocks his alleged “open zone play” by pointing to examples of plays that restrict his movement, among other criticisms. The video ends with a series of side-by-side comparisons to make it look absurd, showing the game’s high Metacritic user score compared to several other favorites.

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When I mentioned, Sonic Frontiers It had a Metacritic score of 8.8 compared to Breath of the Wild8.7, Elden Ring‘s 7.8 and Hell 8.8. Shortly after the video debut, Dunkey shared a screenshot on Twitter Showing three 0-score user reviews from Metacritic users with “Dunkey” in their screen names, “Sonic fans consider bombing their favorite games [his] the fans look bad.”

One of the screen-covered review bombs reads: “At first I thought I liked this game, but then I saw Dunkey’s video about it and then I realized this game is really BAD.” Another author says, “I had no idea about the game, but after seeing Dunkey’s review [they] He concludes that this game is simply not good, before suggesting that readers watch more of Dunkey’s videos.

Although all three of these reviews are not currently on Metacritic, Kotaku we found many others remaining in addition Sonic Frontiers PS5’s sudden 0 user reviews.

Dunkey later added another tweet to the thread: “In the end, there are more positive reviews than negative (and that leaves 90% of Sonic fans with both) and it was never my intention to post review bombers.”

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Various Sonic Frontiers User reviews mention Dunkey, including a perfect score from “Dunkeywaswrong”, which hails it as “the best 3D ever”. Sonic since Sonic adventure 2.” Another user writes: “Dunkey fans review bombing, but they up the score ;)” User Shaydows writes, “Would have given it an 8, but I had to change it to a 10 thanks to Dunkey’s fans.” Long story short, another example of video game fans using Metacritic as an ideological battleground.

Kotaku Videogamedunkey has been contacted for comment.

When writing, Sonic Frontiers It has a user metascore of 8.5 on PS5, 8.5 on PC, and 8.3 on Xbox Series X.

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