Originally Posted by abharsair
True, but who's to say if the million who bought the game actually liked it? Usually the vast majority of people don't state their opinion about a game and it's only a minority who are vocal haters or fanboys.
I think the closest one can get to somewhat "objectively" judge the quality of a game is to use a mix of critics reviews, user ratings and opinions from trusted sources. None of the three are infallible by themselves, but the combination of them is usually pretty accurate.
Concerning the more recent Bioware titles I think using that kind of judging method shows that they were quite flawed and nothing to be overly proud of. Now whether it's the fault of the Doctors or EA's fault I can't really tell, but frankly I also don't care.