I don’t think this has ever happened to me in all the years that I’ve pre-ordered games. I have yet to return a game unopened because of reviews. I returned RAGE because of the severe performance issues involving AMD video drivers but never because of what others think.
But when the chorus of reviewers are yelling “keep away”? I can’t ignore it. Even if I’m getting these games (including the Anthology edition) for less than $50 taxes in.
I’ll eventually get it when Steam has it up for $10. For now, I guess I’ll just continue regretting not picking up XCOM: Enemy Unknown for cheap.