A link to the Metacritic data I analysed a while back.
Metacritic attracts a lot of criticism from various sources. How valid are those criticisms and why does Metacritic end up having so much apparent market power?
How often does the launch review differ from the reviews that are written later? It seems quite often and in favour of the game being reviewed…
To my knowledge, no-one has publicly looked at how much Metacritic’s weighting practises influence its metascore versus just taking an unweighted average of the same figures. So I did.