It is possible that the significant rise of bad ratings for Amazon Games’ Lost Ark as a result of queue problems may turn off gamers interested in diving headfirst. One phrase for this is “review-bombing,” which describes how a group of gamers flood one of the game’s public review sites with nasty reviews in order to deter other gamers from purchasing the title. Hitman 3 and the much-maligned Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition have been recent victims of review bombing. For Amazon, Lost Ark is an MMORPG designed to add to the company’s growing library of games.
Prior to its release in the United States, the initial version of the game was released in South Korea in 2019. Gaming communities around the United States have been eagerly waiting for Lost Ark’s debut, and the game has managed to develop a sizable amount of buzz around it. Many players appear to be experiencing extended wait periods, which prevents them from enjoying the game to its maximum extent after the game has made its way overseas. As a result, some gamers are writing bad ratings for the game on Steam as a result of this development.
In just two days, the game’s overall score went from “overwhelmingly good” to “mixed,” as noted by Reddit user inlovewithcindy and then picked up by Game Rant. Thus, while the majority of users were happy with the game during its North American launch on February 11, the overall tone of user reviews shifted to a more critical one as more individuals left input. Many players are still having a good time with Lost Ark, as indicated by the comments on inlovewithcindy’s article.
Even while the game is still getting generally excellent reviews from critics, it appears that review-bombing is to blame for this decreased score rather than actual, reasonable criticism. It’s to be hoped that the atmosphere surrounding the game is cordial and doesn’t devolve into hostility. Lost Ark may be plagued by long queue times, however, this is a common problem for new or increasing live-service games. Lost Ark is a free game, so it’s understandable that some gamers would be a little irritated by the lack of content. Because of the high volume of interest in the game, Amazon is almost surely going to make an attempt to reduce the wait times.