Total War: Warhammer 3 is one of the most recent games to be bombarded by an overzealous fanbase, but the reason behind it is trivial and weird.
Total War: Warhammer 3 is judged bombed, but for the strangest of reasons. Previously, the game’s developer, Creative Assembly, gave promotional codes to streamers known to love Total War Games. However, with the release of Total War: Warhammer 3, the developer gave codes to a wider range of streamers, most of them allegedly ruining parts of the game. As a result, players, the majority coming from China, are bombing reviews Warhammer 3 because of the spoilers, but also that they deserve codes above the uninterested streamers.
While the Total War series has not been officially released in China, it is one of the most popular, with Total War: Three Kingdoms as it is the fastest selling game in the series due to its sales in China. Despite a delay, Total War: Warhammer 3 was able to deliver on its promise of an early 2022 release and hit stores in early February. However, it seems that a subset of franchise fans isn’t just review bombing Total War: Warhammer 3 but also Total War: Warhammer 2†
Total War: Warhammer 3 is just the latest addition to a long line of bombed-out games. From the exclusivity of the single-player first-person shooter, Metro: Last Lightto the Epic Games Store, to players who rate bombings The Last of Us: Part 2 to express their prejudices, review bombing is a staple in the gaming industry. However, the “tactic” is never an answer and is nothing more a digital version of a tantrum. While the frustration with the game’s promotional spoilers is justified, no one likes spoilers, especially during a stream; the way the players did it, especially their reasoning, is confused with the review bombing.
Why Total War: Warhammer 3 Is Being Bombed
The Bombing Review of Total War: Warhammer 3 stems from a vocal minority of fans angry that the streamers shouldn’t have gotten early access codes because they weren’t fans of the franchise and didn’t seem interested in the game. Those upset players were also frustrated that they had to pay for their copy while the uninterested streamers got it for free. Pushing that aside Total War: Warhammer 3 updates Warhammer 2bringing more content to fans and the return of classic warhammer factions, the game gets negative reviews anyway. Creative Assembly trying to reach a wider audience is reasonable; unlike most video game genres, strategy games seemingly have the highest niche and steepest learning curve.
Whether or not bombings are assessed Warhammer 3 will affect sales remains to be seen. However, considering that it is one of the most played games on Steam after launch and is comparable to Total War: Three Kingdoms in terms of player count, chances are the game will do just fine. Review bombing is nothing new, with reasons ranging from disappointing anniversary rewards in Genshin impact to a VR mode in Hitman 3† While it’s a habit less likely to change, the reason behind .’s review bombing is Total War: Warhammer 3 is one of the strangest yet.
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