I personally dont think they're that valid, especially the point about having to type out a 4 digit code!! He seemed to go on about that a bit much and make it seem much worse than it actually was. The same gameplay was in Splinter Cell and that was just fine.
Secondly I think 'the action' is just fine, I'll give him the A.I. being a bit off sometimes, but the example he gave on the podcast seemed like he was deliberately taking advantage of that situation and then complaining about it.
Actually I find he does that a lot, making a choice and then complaining because he got away with it, like headshotting a bunch o dudes, or playing a certain strict way and then saying 'well where was the incentive to do anything else?'.
Well where is the incentive in any game to do anything? You could just punch all the time in a fighting game, or stick to one weapon in a shooting game, but you dont, because exploring a games options is way more fun!
Anyway I digress, I love the action side of this game way more than anything else, and I adore the stealth approach just as much as the all out assault. I think the cover mechanics are just fine, and getting between cover is easy. Granted I think you're best getting the aug that lets you track guards on the radar regardless of line of sight to get the most out of it, but after that its a whole lotta fun take dudes out!!
Anyway what do you guys think? What other criticisms would you levy at the game overall? (Again no spoilers please!)