I still read reviews online, but I don't really take much from them anymore. The games that are coming out nowadays are getting praise because of their marketing, I swear. Reviewers used to be so brutal on games, and I loved it. I loved the way they critiqued the games flaws and also its high points, it just seems now that critics are set to a standard formula of games they have to review. This is nothing new I know but it is definitely a lot more prevalent these days due companies putting pressure on review sites with advertising and suits. Scarily enoughf though you'd think independent gamers like me or you would review the game honestly, but my god some people are just so oblivious to how cookie cutter the industry has become. They simply don't care to say many honest things about the game just because they shelled out 60 bucks for it after reading a review on IGN or something saying its THE GAME OF THE YEAR. Why is it that every game that comes out now has an effing GOTY on it. Didn't that used to be a prestigious award? Now it is on like 5 different games a week at Wal-Mart. Is GOTY just a marketing tool these days? I can just imagine the publishers talking; ''Hey I bet this game will sell really good if we can figure out a loophole somewhere in the advertising contract to name it Game of the Year (just on the front of the box, upon further inspection they will find it was voted game of the year by Buttco, only thing is Buttco is owned by said game publisher. That's my rant.