Well, but you certainly agree, that GOG had the option of simply ignoring/deleting the 1-star reviews, while still changing nothing? Nowhere is it stated that it was the review bombing that "changed" minds in GOG's HQ.
Sorry but joppo is correct. A genuine "review bomb" is unfair downvoting of a game due to reasons other than the game
, (eg, usually one of the developers going on a rant about politics on Twitter). "This game has DRM'd content"
on a game that has DRM'd content isn't a "review bomb" at all, just a normal accurate review. That it's triggering some people to feel angry about reading that many negative reviews complaining about DRM on a DRM-Free site is classical cognitive dissonance (psychological stress that arises from having ones beliefs challenged, ie, "I can't believe it's DRM. It can't happen on GOG. They must all be wrong"
). I don't want to believe it's happening either, but here we are...
Likewise, suddenly deciding to "review" bad language on Hitman whilst plenty of other reviews such as "I pirated this game and quit after 1-2 hours because its so damn generic and awfully designed"
on Bioshock Remastered
still stand is painfully obvious that the sudden deleting negative reviews has little to do with "review guidelines" and more "panicked damage control" of trying to skew the score up without making it look too obvious.
But that's the problem, isn't it? You guys are pissed off by literally EVERYTHING!
Whose fault is that?... Out of date games, the sheer scale of the 2nd class citizen thread, missing Linux builds, missing DLC vs Steam, missing soundtracks, buggy offline installers deliberately left buggy for two years to encourage the use of Galaxy, having to maintain lists of DRM in "DRM-Free" games, having to maintain lists of developers likely to abandon their games, tech support / customer service response times increased from hours to months, increasing online gating of content of post 2016 games, uneditable reviews, clunky forums, etc. People are pissed off over a lot because there's a lot to be pissed off about, and never before has a company managed to get almost everything wrong in such a short space of time to the extent "post modern GOG" is almost a completely different company to the pre-Galaxy GOG of old. Shooting the messenger will not make the message go away.
A yes, redefine the term to make you opinion correct. Not saying that the situation was handled well, but now people are just rage spaming and stroking there own ego.