Reviews - Do indie games receive special treatment?

Did The Last of US get a 7.5 because you had high expectations, because of the pedigree of Naughty Dog?

Would an indie developer get the same review for the same game?

I read all reviews on here and on Joystiq. I just wonder if there is some special treatment given to games based on how many people made it or how much money was put into it... and dare I say, the reviewer's relationship and rapport with the smaller developers.

That being said I thought the review was very good and made me look forward to the game even more, but I'm just curious.

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