Its baffling that people will both decry review scores, and then point to them when they want to prove a point. Most gaming publications have a problem where a review represents the whole publication, instead of the individual reviewer.
Personally, I prefer to follow a few reviewers whose interests align with mine. But that’s not always an easy process. Sometimes it’s easier for someone to point to a number, and praise or condemn it depending on how it reflects their opinion.