I’ve just finished reading the new issue and almost everything got a score of 7 out of 10 or above. Only about two things got a 6 out of 10 score. It’s possible there was a solitary 5 out of 10 given but I’m not sure. Frankly I doubt it. The previous issue was also similarly generous with its scores. I haven’t read previous issues before that one to comment on how consistently generous they are.
If everything (or almost everything) is given a score of 6 and above then what use is this scoring system? Their recommendations have no weight when they’re so generous. Without the occasional 3 out of 10 then something getting an 8 means little. I recent-ishly read a self-published book of horror movie reviews (taken from various blogs) and it suffered from the same problem. He was so generous and forgiving that his recommendations were dubious to useless.