That's very IGNesque, don't you think?
When was the last time you saw IGN hand out a 50? They are an 'upper part of the scale' shop.
They were, but their new reviews editor has completely changed their scale, and 5 is now considered "Average." In fact, their Sonic Lost World Wii U review got a 5.8. So they have definitely been using much more of the range than they normally have in the past.
Game Informer... their 7 is considered "Average." How weird is that???