@Shimayama: Yeah, this is fairly prevalent. As a result, most of the movies I've reviewed on imdb have their scores very slightly lowered if I've rated them. Like, hey this movie was OK, I'll give it a 6. No reason that you and I should propagate intentionally doing it wrong. Xaiax's point makes sense. It's apparent that we all see this the same way, but I didn't get the impression that game reviewers are looking at it that way - in that the games on the lower end of the spectrum, just aren't being reviewed. If they are looking at it that way, then I suppose I didn't give game reviewers enough credit.