Here you have the words from a game reviewer.
Dirty reviewer secret: writing an actually BAD review - especially for a non-giant-gaming-magazine (amateur) site like SGO, can have reprecussions in terms of future chances to see other games from the same developer or publisher. It's unfair, but a fact of life. I wrote one review of a game back when I was starting, a game I thought *really* stunk (actually, I thought I leavened the review with enough humor that it wasn't so painful, but I guess I was wrong), and the publisher flat-out said it: get rid of this reviewer or you'll never see another game from us again. So you'll find that silence on a subject is the most damning comment on a game that most gaming sites/magazines have to say.