Developer gives his own game a 10/10 review. Should we be shocked?
One of the members of the development team of Dragon Age II loved the game enough to write a 10/10 fan review on Metacritic, which has led to people decrying his actions.
The review said: "The immersion and combat of this game are unmatched! A truly moving and fun epic. Anything negative you’ll see about this game is an overreaction of personal preference. For what it is, it is flawlessly executed and endlessly entertaining."
The person behind the screen-name Avanost turned out to be an engineer at Bioware. Kotaku went to EA, who gave a statement via their senior public relations manager.
"Of course the people who make the game vote for their own game. That’s how it works in the Oscars, that’s how it works in the Grammy’s and why I’m betting that Barack Obama voted for himself in the last election."
At the time of writing, the user review score for Dragon Age II on the PS3 is 3.8/10, with the PC and Xbox versions scoring 4.3 and 4.4 respectively.