I think so. There are a lot of games that I think receive a lot more praise based on name alone. I've made countless arguments about Nintendo games that get high scores because they're Nintendo games, but it's not just Nintendo games.
Journalists overrate high profile games, fans will overrate the games because they're fans.
Tomb Raider was highly praised and while that game might look pretty, it's a poor game. I'm playing Ni No Kuni right now and the combat, one of the main focus' on an RPG is poor, while the story is decent even if cliche but drags on at a slow pace throughout the game. Everything else is good, so it's not all bad, but doesn't deserve all those 10/10s or even the 85 average it ended up with on Metacritic.