I don't get what makes this "official" you mean that its a rag that nobody has ever heard about, or the fact that it appears to be extremely biased to this game, so its the first one you agree with?
Im Swedish and i say that i rather trust LEVEL than IGN, Gamespot and gametrailers. Remember when GTA 4 was released . All the sites like IGN etc gave it 10/10 but LEVEL only gave it 8 becaus of all the things that was missing from the earlier games
Well my estimate for this games scores around 6-8, so it getting a 9 has made me more then a little skeptical is all.
...that LEVEL magazine knows how to make a cover. I played the demo I'm a little skeptical it's deserving of that rating as Tameem said "there was nothing to fix" and there a countless repeatable bugs (just check youtube) a seven or eight feels more realistic.
Official Pyro Jack of the SMT IV board. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ypl2VWvjdn4&NR=1