Video game reviews are mired in controversy. You can't trust the corporate sites because their reviews might be tied in to advertising dollars and access to preview copies. The indie sites take longer to publish reviews because they have to wait for games to be released and then they have to actually play the games. Sites like Metacritic that assign numbers to a game does not allow the reader to get the feel for a game. So, what's a gamer to do? There's a poll involved.