I don't care if there were more industry reviews praising Dishonored/XCOM then there are guns in Borderlands 1 and 2 combined.
I will await from the mass of user reviews and go from there. That is what the industry has told those that pay attention to do. Both are SP games, so buying a few days in means nothing in terms of "falling behind".
To me the industry has brought this on themselves and you a foo if you don't adjust your habits if gaming $$$ is an issue for you.