Though Metacritic's recent policy of not only applying scores to video games, but also the individual people
who created those games, drew some ire from the site's users, we thought it was a masterstroke
. Assigning people arbitrary scores based on their past achievements? Seriously, the person who came up with that had to be, like, at least a 93. Sadly, the ratings were short-lived, and in a recent GamesIndustry
interview, Metacritic founder Marc Doyle (a known 77) said, "We have no plans to bring it back."
Ultimately, Mr. 77 said the site isn't meant to "fuel some larger discussion over what person is more worthy than some other person." That's actually kind of a nice sentiment, but it's that lack of bloodthirstiness that's keeping Mr. Doyle from breaking into the low 80s.