I was talking with someone today about Bastion's release and the destructoid review was quoted as an indicator of its quality. I mentioned that the review was alone in what could be considered a majority of good reviews. I was then reminded of the gaming pub industry ties and teh bias omg.
Why is this a big deal? Why is this a big deal when its so obvious that game publishers spend a good portion of their time trying to sway reviews this way and that as a standard practice for all of their games. Why in this instance is it OMG why bother trusting ANY review of Bastion that isnt overly harsh. Why is it only a harsh review seems like it could be a real review? Is it the fact that its in the minority, or that its harsh?