MMO Weekly: What Is A “Fair” MMO Review

Welcome, my fellow MMO fanbois and fangurls, to the latest edition of MMO Weekly. In this week’s edition, we’re going to cover what has now become a hot topic in the MMO genre: the ever more common “unfair” review of an MMO. A bit of background: when the hardcore, PvP centric MMO, Darkfall, went live last year, a Eurogamer writer duly reviewed it. He didn’t like the game, and promptly and gave it a 2 out of 10. The developers of Darkfall flipped their tops. Some hardcore Darkfall players did, too. They protested, very loudly, that the 2 was unfair. The devs even provided logs of the amount of time the writer had played the game. Their claim was that the writer was hostile from the get-go, played the game for under three hours, and actually spend most of his time in character creation.