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Asphalt 5 reviews Uk Store look very dodgy

11-12-2009, 08:16 PM
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Asphalt 5 reviews Uk Store look very dodgy

Well it looks like it's a great game anyway given Big Albie's 4.5 stars review

but the reviews on the UK App Store are so uniform it's obvious something funny is going on

first-off, about 99.9% of them are just one line - often half a line

they all rate 5*****

they all (virtually) have 15 out of 15 or 26 out of 26 or 21 out of 21 finding review helpful

there's something too uniform about it - anyone knowing the variations of human kind will find the list odd seeing as everone is the same type of person (most apps also have lots of reviews for a few lines dependent on the expressive nature of the reviewer)

shame as the app seems good - but i'll be ignoring due to fears of phantom reviewers

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11-12-2009, 08:59 PM
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Have they reviewed any other apps?

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11-15-2009, 10:51 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by eggzbacon View Post
Have they reviewed any other apps?
For vast majority it's the only review made by reviewer

even the names look made up (two of the 1/1 reviewers have ".foreign" in name - bit of a strange coincidence)

still, genuine reviewers also love the game - but it's a bit disappointing to see the system being deliberately skewed by people with a reason to want positive reviews stay at top of the list

(whoever they may be)

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