There’s also a trend amongst developers and publishers peddling digital-only (or majority digital) titles that, due to knowing the state of some of their games, withhold review copies being sent out. This is a ploy undoubtedly to snag as many unsuspecting consumers before they can refer to reviews…previews notwithstanding, because there’s been an increasing disconnect between previews (and there seems to be so many ways something is previewed – developer demonstration, non-indicative vertical slice etc.) and reviews.

…it’s not legion by any means, but it’s a little rough.