When developers find themselves on the receiving end of gamers' ire, their games are flooded with hundreds of negative reviews. This phenomenon is known as "review-bombing," and as a rare event, Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Unity on Steam is getting a surge of positive reviews, which is more or less a "reverse review-bombing."
For those who don't know, the French gaming company has pledged to donate €500,000 (or roughly $562,325) for the restoration and reconstruction of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris that recently caught on fire and suffered major damages. On top of that, it's also giving away copies of Assassin's Creed Unity on Uplay. At that, the deluge of positive ratings was just the natural outcome.
Assassin's Creed Unity Now 'Very Positive'
In the reviews section for Assassin's Creed Unity, the majority now consists of positive reviews, most of which commend Ubisoft's efforts.
"Thanks Ubisoft & Assassin's Creed Unity for giving us an opportunity to appreciate what Notre Dame used to be. God bless France," a user wrote.
"Great game with many flaws but Ubisoft's support for Notre Dame is amazing. Such an excellent move by a french company," another said.
"I wasn't that big of a fan of the story line in this game, but the scale of Paris and the detail therin [sic] as well as the detail to the beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral is unmatched," a user said.
As a result, the average review score of Assassin's Creed Unity has begun going from "Mixed" to "Very Positive" in just a few days' time.
Assassin's Creed Unity: Free To Play Details
Ubisoft is giving gamers free access to download Assassin's Creed Unity for the PC until April 25. The company describes this as "the chance to experience the majesty and beauty of Notre-Dame the best way we know how."
In addition, Ubisoft hopes that this move would encourage more people to help and donate for the restoration of the cathedral.