I remember the Official mag (I presume you're referring to the UK version) and have (mostly) fond memories of it. The reviews weren't the typical shit you find in most official mags, and were usually balanced and fair. Only the very best games scored seven or more out of ten. I didn't always agree with them though !
As for three out of ten.........maybe the reviewer got out the wrong side of bed that day. I seem to remember that Fighting Force 2 got about the same score ? It just doesn't sound right, no matter how much they try and justify it. But hey, my boss at work told me I was an ugly fucker this morning and yet my girlfriend told me this evening that she thought I was a hunk
There really is no accounting for taste sometimes