Folks review-bombing video games even earlier than they’re launched is a standard downside on websites like Metacritic. To fight this, Epic Video games announced that it’s come out with a brand new person ranking system on the Epic Video games Retailer that ought to tackle the problems.
The Fortnite maker mentioned on Friday it up to date its digital gaming storefront with the person ranking system to make sure its video games obtain direct suggestions from the group as they’re enjoying them. It really works like this: Epic will randomly ask gamers to attain a sport on a five-star scale after enjoying a sport for greater than two hours. Their scores will likely be calculated into the sport’s general rating, which can seem on the sport’s Epic Games Store web page to assist different avid gamers decide whether or not or not it’s price enjoying.
Epic says that the randomization course of prevents spamming, and it received’t ask gamers to charge each single sport they play. It additionally needs to make it possible for individuals assigning the scores are precise gamers as an alternative of bots or people who find themselves giving video games low scores based mostly on preliminary sport data, reminiscent of gameplay footage and unhealthy critiques from critics.
Along with the ranking system, Epic mentioned it’ll ask gamers to reply polls after every gaming session. The polls will ask a broad vary of questions, reminiscent of whether or not the sport is sweet to play as a group and the way difficult the boss fights are, and will likely be given within the format of “Sure or No” or multiple-choice questions.
Epic will then use the responses from the polls to generate tags for retailer pages, which can enhance discoverability and assist individuals discover different video games that deserve as a lot consideration because the mainstream ones. The tags will ultimately be used to create class pages and customized tag-based classes that can present up on the house web page.