A problem (#5 in the article) arises from the fact that reviewers rely on the pubs/devs to give
them games to be reviewed. If they consistently rated games how they should b rated, the pubs stop giving them free games. That's a conflict of interest right there.
This is a case where piracy could help, but it would also make the reviewers less formal and more underground. Although their reviews could be more sincere.
Anyway, reviews usually suck balls, and the only site which rates games that I consistently agree with has a neo-nazi gimmick or something
PS > WTF is with the author's obsession with NFS: MW?
PS2 > Here's an awesome, sincere, no bullsh1t quick review of NFS: U2:
Sh1t rubberbanding AI, pandering to morons, Brooke Burke, obligatory wallowing in sh1t to make the game progress and so many ingame ads you'd think the total development costs where 0. This is NFS: U2.
EA can go eat a d1ck. 1 / 10
See what I did there? I was honest about NFS: U2. That game sucks, but if I wrote that, EA would never gives my review site any more free games, even if I removed the part about EA eating a d1ck.