When Tom Chick speaks I will listen. When Gamespot.com speaks I will listen. When PCgamerUK speaks I will listen. When Metacritic has 10 professional review scores I will listen (barring I know who they are). When 1000 gamers have posted their review scores on Metacritic I will listen. Until then this Ogre site could just be a Stardock offsite and you guys are sooooooooo gullible to believe it.
Tom Chick? That would be the guy who thought Sid Meier's Railroads! was a fantastic experience, correct?
All I'm saying is that game reviewers should be taken with a heavy dose of salt, even when they're experienced and knowledgeable. I think the first way to get to know a game is to watch it being played on Youtube with the sound turned down, so you don't have to listen to somebody with the speaking skills of a cow bell laugh at their own jokes. And the second is to look at the forums, and see what the more sensible, mature posters are praising and criticizing.
Just my take, mind you.