In a bit of good news in regards to Steam review bombing, Ubisoft has found a wave of positivity unleashed on their games. Particularly Assassin’s Creed Unity was hit with a ton of well-meaning reviews in this wave. You might be asking why this happened, and the answer is really simple. Ubisoft has been rather helpful in response to the major fire that broke out at the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, leaving the centuries-old historical site gutted.
Many companies, individuals and organizations have pledged billions of Euros combined to rebuild the lost elements of the building, prompting gamers to celebrate Ubisoft for their efforts on this front. And with Ubisoft donating 500,000 Euros, gamers let their satisfaction be known via a glut of positive reviews.
Steam has recently implemented a system to negate irregular review activity, mostly in response to sustained review bombs against multiple games, that may well disqualify all of this positive influence anyway. Still, it’s nice to see such a turn in the games industry for once. Maybe other publishers and companies will take a lesson in how to maintain goodwill with gamers from this.
Assassin’s Creed Unity had a very rocky launch, with tons of bugs and issues that made the unpatched version very unstable and rendeing some quite hilarious bugs in-game. The game did have a major positive point going for it though. The Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral was recreated in-game in one of the most realistic recreations in a digital medium of the iconic building. Players can run around a fairly accurate recreation, both inside and out. And since the game takes place in the 14th century French Revolution you will get to experience the legendary history of France in a nice little experience of free-running and stabbing Templars.