Portal 2 fan backlash on Metacritic

Wednesday, 20 April 2011 14:45 GMT By Stace Harman

Customers unhappy with day one DLC and complaints of console-related messages in the PC build have driven down the Portal 2’s Metacritic user rating.

Angry gamers have taken to the score-aggregation site to voice their complaints, with accusations that the availability of day one DLC is a “slap in the face”.

In addition, some PC gamers are unhappy about the game’s supposedly console-centric nature – an in-game message apparently refers to not turning off the ‘console’ whilst the game is saving. Further complaints have focused on the length of the game.

At the time of writing, the game’s critic score sat at 95/100 for the PC version, whilst the user-rated score was a lower 7.3/10 – 185 of the 729 user ratings were negative.

By contrast, the original PC version of Portal has received 2,071 user ratings, with only 38 being negative giving it a user-rating of 9.6.

It’s worth noting if you’re thinking of heading over to Metacritic that some of the user ratings contain plot spoilers.

It just goes to show that you can’t please all of the people, all of the time.

In case you don’t already know, Portal 2 was released for PC via Steam earlier this week. It’s available through UK-based high street retailer Game today and the PS3 and 360 versions available tomorrow, April 21.

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