Maybe i never looked in the right place at the time, but during all of my gaming 'magazine' reading life, i've never read a preview of a game [especially a top-tier site/mag previewing a top-tier game] that actually slagged it off.
It comes as no surprise to me that ign/gamespot/gamespot/gamespy/game-nnnnnn gave it glowing previews. Equally, personal websites would no doubt do the same as they'd like to be in the good books as they are but small - especially on something as exclusive as this. Never read a single one that ended "i thinkkkkk they're about to do something to the pooch on this one". As I say though, maybe I was just looking in the wrong place. Its possible.