Until i get this game i cannot comment on it. But what would dispel this argument is a decent demo (or a demo at all).
I personally won't be getting absolution from release to see how the dust clears and see how the other reviews pan out from everyone. Who knows, if the game is cheap enough i might pick it up and make up my own mind.
but personally, i don't give a shit if people give a game a crap score or say the game is flawed as long as i had fun with it and i got my money's worth from it (whether it was the heavily discounted price or the full price. The full price games obviously will have to work harder obviously).
But that said (going off topic here) not sure if the new syndicate is worth 5 quid (just over 2 quid for the game and another 2 for P&P) but i went for it anyway as i need FPS games to play.