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Fans Slam Mass Effect 3 on Metacritic With Anti-Gay Reviews

Homophobic user reviews bring down the average score for Bioware's latest

By Daniel Jones on 3/6/2012
Just in case you've been living under an internet-blocking rock for the last month, Mass Effect 3 released at midnight today. As the campaign takes about 25 to 40 hours to finish, it would be silly for anyone without an advanced copy to write a review of the game already (that's why The Game Effect hasn't put out their's just yet).

Somehow though, several speed-running, bigoted fans have already written reviews of the game on Metacritic. These fans are slamming Bioware's latest with "zero's" seemingly due solely to player's ability to form homosexual relationships in the game. The final chapter in EA and Bioware's space opera has been getting fantastic reviews from media outlets so far, but according to these Metacritic users, those reviewers are all "on the take" for the homosexual deviants at Bioware.

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I want to share with you some choice quotes from these expert user reviews. Keep in mind that all of the spelling and grammar mistakes are intact. I did not edit these literary masterworks. Beware of some harsh language.

"Anyone who defend this game is either too young to play good games or retarded homo-lovers instead of you finding the romance, this game practically romance onto you, not to mention the all-too-famous DA2 (Dragon Age 2) where the characters forces gay love upon you." -User Visser8 
 
"This game now apparently is strongly for homosexuality while cutting off most heterosexual actions." -User thedude3331

"They are trying to force homosexuality, telling yourselves that being straight is tha bad choice (if you choose to not have sex with men its marked as a renegade option)" -User Trif

"shepherd now can be sick=gay?! the game is a total fail" -User HET35

This is just a small sample of the hate being spewed on Metacritic right now. With the recent stories about ignorant hate speech at Capcom's fighting tournaments, the game industry doesn't need more narrow-minded individuals like these misrepresenting the entire gamer population. I understand if people disagree with the homosexual content (everyone's entitled to their own wrong opinion), but for people to spam the game with zero's on Metacritic is just clearly biased and irresponsible.

Mass Effect 3 currently sits at a 4.3 User Score on Metacritic due in large part to these homophobic reviews combined with the expected low scores complaining about the day one DLC.

I played Mass Effect 3 all night and enjoyed it immensely. I can't wait to continue my quest to save the galaxy from the Reaper threat. It is an excellent game from what I've played so far, and though the low score is completely undeserved, the homophobic comments are the most egregious transgressions being committed by these Metacritic users.

Have you played Mass Effect 3? Let us know what you think of the whole situation. Sound off in the comments below.
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Gamebeast23456 on March 07, 2012
As a group of people, gamers totally deserve better than the VGA's.... not... 
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Merfyz on March 07, 2012
I also need to add that this game is %*@&ing amazing. 
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Merfyz on March 07, 2012
Obviously no one will take Metacritic seriously anymore, i mean for me this basically ruined there reputation. 

I am a gay girl, and i think this is so sad that its actually funny. 



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Fenriff on March 07, 2012
I wouldn't say it necessarily ruins Metacritic as it still provides an average score based on professional reviews which is separate from the average user score, but I agree that it is incredibly sad that this is even an issue. There are far too many people who are out to hate Bioware for little to no real reason.
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SpicyBaeg on March 07, 2012
People can't even pretend to have same sex relations? Ouch.
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Fenriff on March 06, 2012
This situation is just disgraceful. Don't like homosexuality? Then don't be homosexual and shut the hell up.  From one straight man to another if someone wanting to live their life differently than yours bothers you then it speaks volumes about you as a person.
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BentZero on March 06, 2012
I wonder what these people thought about Dragon Age 2.  
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