Hot potatoes: How do you feel about the news that Metro Exodus will be an epic gaming store exclusive for the first year after the announcement? Satisfied? Indifferent? It seems that some people are pretty angry about it. So angry, in fact, that they had taken to review the shelling of the previous two Metro games of Steam.
Earlier this week, the Metro publisher, Deep Silver, revealed that the upcoming Metro Exodus will be sold exclusively in its new store until February 15, 2020.
Because the revenue of the game is more favorable to developers, it takes 12 percent, compared with 25 to 30 percent of Steam, Exodus is cheaper in its store ($ 50).
The exodus was available for a previous order from Steam, and while Epic plans to respect all these purchases, many people are unhappy because they were forced to another launcher, especially one that does not have so many of Steam's most popular features.
In order to show their dissatisfaction, people leave negative reviews on the pages of "Metro 2033" and "Subway: Pages with the Last Light". Most of them admit they are not related to the games themselves, but are protesting against the exclusivity of the Epic Games Store.
Metro 2033 Redux received 3,972 negative reviews since it started almost five years ago (25,865 positive), but nearly 1,350 of them came in the last four days. Last Redux light, meanwhile, has 2980 negative reviews, of which about 1,300 were published this week.
"Let me just evaluate this game negatively, while Dip Silver sucks Epic [censored by Steam] in the next room, "wrote one reviewer.
Review bombing for reasons that are not related to the content of the game is not a new phenomenon. It happened with the Shadow of the Tomb Raider after it was released for sale right after its release, and the Firewatch, after developer Sean Vanaman announced Twitter that he is filing DMCA evidence against PewDiePie.
If you intend to buy Metro Exodus, check the computer's requirements for the game here.