The user reviews of Destiny are proof that Metacritic needs to go away

Metacritic is the worst. I really do hate it. I hate review scores to begin with, but I have to live with the fact that people want a quick, easy way of seeing how a game is without reading. I get the need for scores. But I still hate them. What I even hate more is when a game like Destiny, which takes more than 10 hours to review, has over half of its user reviews rated '0' after 10 hours. A zero. Zero. That makes Destiny the worst game of all-time.

As of this article, Destiny is sitting at a 4.3 user score on Xbox One with seven positive reviews and nine negative ones. On PlayStation 4, it's rated a 5.1 with 139 positive, eight mixed, and 142 negative. On neither console is a critic review listed. You want to know why? It takes longer than 10 hours to review a game. And even then, there's no way Destiny deserves a zero. A game should get a zero for two reasons: 1) it doesn't turn on; or 2) it glorifies a tragic event like Columbine or rape.

Here are some of the gems from the user review sections:

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… So Destiny gets a 1 because PS4 streaming is awful and the console is for kids… gotcha. Also, this user wrote the bad review for PS4 and then rated Destiny a 10 on Xbox One.

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It's not even close to Borderlands and it needs to be more like Halo. And no singleplayer offline. Same guy gave Watch DogsCall of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and Killzone: Shadow Fall a 10. 

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Doesn't have escape scene, turret scene, melee-only scene, stealth scene, sniper scene like old BF3. Just run and gun style and do we happen to be living in those 90s once again? What the f*ck does any of this mean? Big shame on you. 

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He played it for "a bit," so that 0 rating is totally justified. Also, why does everyone want it to have more humor like Borderlands, and then want to call it a Borderlands clone?


I got a headache reading this. I have no idea what Malkovich is trying to say. Literally… what. the. f*ck. This is the comment equivalent of The Room. You're tearing me apart Malkovich!

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So he's mad because people like him are hard to find and it's not as good as it would be on PC. I recommend to Boongie. 

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I'm done, guys. I have no more words. 

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