Reviews should be written as opinions, the problem comes when someone who is clearly tired of a genre or series reviews a game and ends up hating it as a result, despite the game being of high quality. I always believe reviews should be written from the prospective of someone who actually enjoys the series.
For instance, I know I hate Dynasty Warriors games, someone giving one 9/10 isn't going to make me run out and buy the game unless the review also states there's massive changes. But for someone who has never played a Dynasty Warriors game a negative review may unjustly scare them away from a series they may enjoy, which is why I'd rather see positive reviews on them rather than a negative review written by someone like me.
In the end it's down to the editors to assign the correct person to a review, rather than running towards the person they think can humorously tear apart a game because they're a bit tired of the genre. And of course knowing a reviewer's name also helps if they are pulling from a limited pool, because you get to know they enjoy and how they match up to your tastes.
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