I'd be careful with positive reviews, since you can buy reviews on the internet.
I don’t rely on Metacritic or the general reviewing public to help me decide on games like these. There are a few reviewers that I share a lot of the same tastes with and they usually don’t steer me wrong.
If course, price is absolutely going to be a favor as well. To me this is a $15-$20 game that If the reviews are good I might grab for $7-$10.
I just picked up HOB on sale for $2.99 (normally $20) and have definitely gotten my joy money’s worth.