I like Siliconera's reviews because they don't give a number, therefore requiring you to actually read. When you read some of the comments on llarger sites, it's sad how many people base their opinion off of the simple number and you can tell they didn't read the review at all.
I like Joystiq for the same reason. I'll give Siliconera a look. I don't generally bother looking at the score on a review because it doesn't tell you anything about the game, but apparently I'm in the minority here.
Okay, I'm just going to get this out of the way and say that I haven't trusted a JRPG IGN review since I played Romancing Saga. Everyone needs to get over the fact that Atelier Rorona IS NOT FUCKING GOOD. Yeah it isn't a game for everyone, but it is just a bad fucking game. You have to be a fucking creepy individual to find this game intriguing and defend it like it was your child. I LOVE PLAYING AS 14year old girls heheh, oh wait she is 17 now. You fucking serious? Most of you people are the reason that JRPGs suck, because you keep buying the crappy ass JRPGs that get localized rather than the good ones. Lost Oddessy? Fuck that man, let's play Atelier Rorona, it's totally better.
Not liking the fact that a teenage girl is the main character doesn't say much about the game. If it is a bad game can you please tell me why? Leaving the fairly obvious flame-baiting aside, have you played it yet? Has anyone here? Apart from Patrick obviously.
Incidentally, I'd love to play Lost Odyssey but it'll have to wait till I can afford a 360.