Yes, you literally have to take all reviews with a grain of salt.
Some reviewers are getting a truckload of Horse manure over them right now. Maybe some deserve that more than others. But the community is very immature in that regard. Even threats have been made, which is totally crossing the line.
Fact remains that some reviewers made "wrong" recommendations, ignoring the RyZen potential in games for example. And that is just misleading. Especially considering it is a new platform and a new architecture. With optimizations the gap will close, if there is a real gap anyways. And because of this, the review felt biased. Maybe being too critical backfires a bit now.
Recent reviews from Paul and Jay were much more fair in that regard. And Jay had more reasons to complain as he blew up a Motherboard.
RyZen is about all round performance.
And that includes games.
RyZen is perfectly fine to play games on. And it is future proof. Where it really shines is the multicore optimized workloads. Multi tasking, rendering and gaming and streaming at the same time will be a piece of cake.
For gaming only you can consider getting a fast Intel quad core. But how long will that last? All current game developments work with DX12 and multicore optimizations. And patches for recent games are also made.
In addition to that, the single core RyZen performance is not bad. It is more than enough to play all older titles in full glory.
So maybe some reviewers should put things more in perspective, before making negative comments that won't hold in the long run.
What i think the community rage is mostly about, is that some reviewers do not give the brand new RyZen a fair chance. At least that is the feeling that emerged from it. If it is because AMD created a hype, or that some expected more does not really matter. Creating a bad vibe for a new product is really a bad choice. Especially if the overall conclusion is that everybody is happy that Intel gets some competition.
If reviewers want to be acknowledged for being unbiased, they should act accordingly.