I'm kind of surprised game reviews are still even a thing.
I wait around for the buzz to come up from actual players before I put any money out anymore*. This helped me avoid Diablo 3 (and is pointing me in the direction of PoE). It helped me avoid ME3 too. Now it's helping me avoid Sim City.
Who needs a "pro" reviewer when anyone can look at screen shots and figure out the general consensus of real players via 3rd party forums like Blues?