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Entitled PlayStation fans review bomb Fall Guys over server issues

The indie game debuted as a free PS Plus game and the overwhelming amount of players trying to get a game have caused several crashes prompting anger among those interested.

For a small developer trying to get their game in the hands of as many people as possible, Mediatonic's release of Fall Guys could be classified as a resounding success. Perhaps, too successful.

Releasing on Steam and PlayStation 4 via PS Plus after a positive beta phase, the fun spin on the Battle Royale genre has excited thousands of players eager to give it a try after its full release on 4th August. However, this caused struggles for Mediatonic as the servers weren't able to keep up with the number of users trying to log in.

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The devs were constantly updating fans about how those server issues fixes were coming along, going as far as disabling matchmaking for several hours just to have a crack at it.

"We've been trying to scale everything up but the number of players is still rocketing upwards. Rather than struggling to keep up... we're going to switch off matchmaking while we scale up and optimise," the Fall Guys official account tweeted out.

These multiple maintenance periods didn't sit well with people unable to understand the struggles of the overwhelmed indie developers hard at work to make sure the launch of their title (which is basically free for PS4 users) goes as smoothly as possible, deciding on the only thing an angry mob of gamers online can do — review bomb the game.

"We're currently being review-bombed on Steam... We're working really hard to get running smoothly for SO MANY players! We know it's super frustrating, but if you could hold off from negatively reviewing - Until you get chance to play the game, it would really help us out," the devs stated.

The reason people flocked to the Steam page and not Metacritic is because the new policies added a 48-grace period after a game's release in which users won't be able to express their opinions.

Luckily, a bit of much-needed positivity was spread by a group of fans and decided to review-bomb back the, er, review-bombers. Thus, achieving balance, and eventually, lifting the Fall Guys consensus to "Mostly Positive."

"You've positive-bombed our review score back to Mostly Positive! Thank you so much for your belief in what we're building here!"

For a change, it seems the internet didn't end up being overly negative in the end, and we hope Fall Guys can become the success it's poised to become based on initial interest.

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