I understand Far Cry comes out in North America on the 6th of Novemeber, two days time but there's still no reviews for it. I'm expecting the worst after some of the previews I've read. So looks like I'll have to settle for Call of Duty instead but would of liked more help deciding.
Reviews should be atleast made available atleast 7 days prior to it's release so you can find out it's good get a preorder in and sit back and wait for it to be delivered to your door on it's first day.
Whether it's lazy writers or stupid publishers holding back and then hoping to generate sales on people taking a chance on trailers and boxart on a poor product - something needs to change.