It's also the case (as one reviewer pointed out) that the stand-out best games in some genres tend to be rated only as good as the dime-a-dozen dregs of other genres. If that. ^^; I mean, the ratings don't matter to me other than as intellectual curiosity (I only care about how much I, personally, enjoy the game), but you're right in that it's kind of strange.
Especially after growing up thinking that the PS2 was the "RPG" console, with a heck of a lot more of them (and usually better ones) than the Gamecube or the Xbox. o.O Yet the PS3 comes out and suddenly RPG's suck, and only games with huge budgets (mostly Western) can get good reviews from sites supposedly focused on the entire console...? I understand that not everybody likes every genre, and some types of games sell more than others, but... there just seems to be a lot of genre bias in some supposedly broad places. ^^; Putting it another way, wouldn't places like that be more likely to attract followers of niche things (people who tend to be quite loyal to places and companies they like, I believe) if they were at least reasonably fair? It sorta seems like they're trying to shove us away, at times, so they can enjoy their games without having to think of others liking different things... or... something...? Heck if I know. XD;