Anyone denying that Gamespot does paid reviews at this point is lying, trolling, or so naive it's ridiculous. There are youtube videos systematically exposing their practices, backing up every claim.
The fact is, Gamespot gives 8.5 and 9.5 reviews to games far worse than this, games from companies that advertise on their site and greese the wheels. The review was completely bogus, but the reviewer was doing his job, his job is to provide a consumer catelogue for companies that pay their dues and punish companies that don't. The gamespot reviews aren't reviews, they're marketing.
If you want to know whether this is a good game check the Metacritic reviews and user reviews, some of them are biased one way or the other, but the Gamespot review was a sham. It's like Kain and Lynch inverted.