Just what you've been waiting for: A site that lets you critique the critics, review the reviewers, shit all over the shit all overers.
Website Criticosm allows you to give reviewers a review score of their own. They then use a reviewer's average score to weight the importance of their score for a game when calculating the average score a game received.
Confused? Read this.
It's an interesting idea, with a major problem: The concept is built around review scores and statistics, both viewed free from any meaningful context.
Review scores, that number or letter you see after many game, movie, music and movie reviews, are important.
Review scores are used by some publishers to calculate bonus. Review scores are used by ad sales to market games. Review scores are used by big box retailers to determine purchase quantities. Review scores are used by some game sites to sell ads. Review scores are used by some gamers to decide whether to purchase a game.
Some of that is fine, some isn't. But no matter how review scores are used, when viewed in a vacuum, even one created by a person's tight schedule, disinterest in gaming as a whole or unwillingness to read something longer than this paragraph, they become a huge problem.
Often the bad outweighs the good that comes of review scores, which is why I think they and all of the sites that traffic in their tabulations, their statistics, should be tossed out the window.