Assassin’s Creed Unity Positive Review Bombed After Ubisoft Helps Notre-Dame Recovery
Online listings for games have been around for a while, but recent years have seen a rise in the trend of “review-bombing,” when games are bombarded by negative reviews. These review scores are usually given based on some sort of external factor outside of gameplay, such as the game creator’s political stances or a publisher’s business practices. Well, as a strange turn of events, people have used the technique for good on Assassin’s Creed Unity.
As shared on ResetEra, online listings for Assassin’s Creed Unity have seen a sudden surge of positive review scores by the public. The world was recently shaken by the news that the Notre-Dame of Paris, one of the world’s most iconic landmarks, had caught on fire and suffered severe damage. Since this sudden event, the Notre-Dame recovery efforts have seen a massive amount of donations, including €500,000 from Ubisoft. The publisher has also offered to lend the digital Notre-Dame model used for Assassin’s Creed Unity to help with the reconstruction efforts.
To encourage donations and cultural awareness of the Notre-Dame, Ubisoft has made Assassin’s Creed Unity available for free on Uplay. In response to these acts, gamers have responded by bombarding the game with positive review scores on Uplay and Steam, as their way of saying thank you to Ubisoft. Who would’ve thought that a move that was meant to harm other game creators was used now to praise good deeds. It seems like reconstruction is ready to happen everywhere, online and IRL.
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