I wouldn't pay much attention to those reviews anyway. You can generally lump "professional" reviewers into one category because most of them seem to think alike and are influenced/pressured in similar ways. Every single game has a huge range of opinions, but the critic consensus rarely represents that. I acknowledge that back then there was a need for entertainment reviewers, but those days are gone and now we have so many resources at our disposal to make an educated purchase.
...this is not a hit against RPGFan by the way.
If anything, I AGREE with a consensus because an issue shared by all is probably a big issue (like Bravely Default's end-game show or people saying how the Zelda series has become too easy).
And quite frankly, I got waaay too little time and money to just throw money at games these days or "take a chance" on new ones. More specifically, I can't justify buying a 4/10, D-grade game (at full price) even if it caught my interest because I don't want to afford what may (very likely) be a terrible title. Metacritic has Lightning Returns at a 3.5/5. Sounds decent, but it also sounds like I'm waiting till a sale happens.
As far as I can tell, a lot of slander towards reviews goes because people don't want an opinion more than they just want an accomplice
-- someone to feed their own hype or agree with them, when funny enough, reviews are as much opinion as everyone else's.