But very early reviews like this are usually sell outs. They probably where paid to give the game a good score.
I remember one magazine having a first exclusive review of Sonic 06 and gave it a 9 out of 10.
Well they gave mortal kombat 9 8/10 and that was a bad game, RDR 9/10 and that game was boring whitcher 2 8/10 and that game is bad. they gave the first bioshock game 9/10 and calling the next one a future masterpice. You are right, they are paid. Giving good scores to all those bad games.