I have to say that I know exactly how he feels because there was a pretty common consensus that Gamespot always lowballed the scores for Splinter Cell titles. Kasavin gave the original Splinter Cell an 8.6 when the average was a 9.2 and he then gave Chaos Theory another 8.6 when it averaged a 9.4. It was even more painful because those lower scores came in the first week after launch, and usually the overall scores right after launch are higher (I have since observed that an average game score falls approximately 0.5 on 10 from the average of the first 5-6 scores to the final average on Gamerankings a year after launch).
So dude, I feel for you. It hurts to get lowballed like that especially as your 3rd or 4th review. What hurts even more in the end is that even though the average overall will come down by half a point or so, this review is so much lower than the average that it could possibly still be at the very bottom of the list.
In the end, though, and in all fairness, I had to concede that both of the Splinter reviews were pretty honest. Furthermore since it seems to me that there are just too many games getting 8.5 or higher - I have to say that maybe Gamespot reviews are actually really accurate. Obviously sometimes a bias seems to creep in from nowhere, but that's what gamerankings is for.
If I said I would only play games rated 9.0 or higher, I still would not have time to play those games... and why don't more games get a 1 or a 2 or a 3... god knows there are a boatload of those and many of them still get a 5/10. All that does is crowd up the middle with shit games and make it impossible to give a mediocre boring uninspired game a 5 and instead it gets a 7 and people waste their time wondering of they should play it or not.
The solution - well, we need more game criticism to counterbalance the overabundance of game reviews. The reality is most reviews are just spouting off the same old crap that is being repeated on 100 other sites anyway. If some of these sites would switch over to providing in depth analytical criticism instead of reviews, guys like us wouldn't need to get our hair in a knot over a review at all.