I'm doing my own review site. No ads, no sponsors, just reviews. Don't make any money off of it. If I find a game interesting I use the Support link through iTunes and tell the dev/publisher I'd like to review the game in exchange for a promo code. So I've gotten a few codes this way. Reviews take 20-30 minutes to write up, probably longer, and most games I'm interested in are $1-$3, so I'm doing this out of love... one hour of OT at work would cover 10 games or so, instead of 5 hours. So I found the first game I really dislike. I wouldn't recommend that game to anyone (I haven't written the review yet, so there's no point to go and look ). I'm deleting it as soon as I finish the review. And it's not a $1 game. How do you do reviews for games you dislike? I of course can't say I liked it just because I got a promo code because the site will lose all credibility and what good is a review site without credibility. I thought of writing the review and emailing it to the dev and asking him/her whether they wanted me to publish it (I feel I should do a review because I promised one). I don't know if that's underhanded, though. What do you all other reviewers do?