1st before, 2nd after.
01:47 Am London time:
After Microsoft's youtube fiasco, comes Microsoft's/EA's review fiasco. Amazon is removing both verified purchased reviews and well written truthful reviews. Even though they have been already caught doing so today multiple times, they continue doing so.
They seem to remove reviews that emphasize on negatives (this may include a 5 star one) or significantly lower the product of the rating.
Edit 1: It may not actually be Microsoft's doing but it could be EA's. Or Amazon just went crazy (considering their usual pro-consumer stance). Of course they could just blame it on a server error or an algorithm or even aliens.
Edit 2: http://www.*****************/2014/03/...-games-rating/
Edit 3: Off dualshockers . This review for example was legit and has been removed (amazon verified purchase). Images provided: Here and Here
Edit 4: The biggest amazon thread/discussion about the issue: Here
Link to Reviews
Unfortunately I do not have time machine, and I cannot go back to screenshot and catalogue all the past "good" reviews. If a mod wants to, he/she may lock this thread.
This doesn't really prove anything.
After Microsoft's youtube fiasco, comes Microsoft's review fiasco. Amazon is removing both verified purchased reviews and well written truthful reviews. Even though they have been caught doing so already multiple times, they continue doing so.
That might account for reviews that were removed...
It's not exactly new for fanboys to troll reviews, just go look at metacritic haha.
Welcome to console wars and astro turfing. After reading some of the "user" reviews on games and consoles....more moderation is a good thing than bad here, in my opinion.
Is this a first by them?
Doesn't look like it.
I entered one at my nuclear power plant and beat out a bunch of snot nosed kids. Suckers! I didn't even enter on my own, some pencil neck geek entered me on his own.
That'll show him! Now where's that dietetic lunch I was eating?
Meanwhile at MetaCritic.... http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-one/titanfall
Welcome to console wars and astro turfing
No no no... no console wars or astro turfing there. See, he even says he's telling facts and not lies!
Hi im a sony fan and i have not played this game....................BUT IT IS THE WORST GAME OF ALL TIME!!! Im here to tell facts not lies. Hahaha XBOX ONE SUCKS TOO!!!!!! Sony 4 life YAHHH YALL DON'TEVEN LIFT......YOU MAD BRO?
Yeah, I noticed that too.
They also removed one 5 star.
Seems like they're just deleting reviews that are reported or get low user ratings or something. And unfortunately, most of those are the low reviews because most of the people on the review page are the fanboys who like a game.
So these are the types of reviews amazon should allow, right?
Hi im a sony fan and i have not played this game....................BUT IT IS THE WORST GAME OF ALL TIME!!!