They like Johnny V a lot, but Jeff has said on numerous occasions he worried about seeing Johnny V in person after giving the games he has worked on a bad score. I'd imagine if they didn't like Bastion, they'd tell Greg. He was a game reviewer after all, he can take it.
It's harder for me now, but yeah, I can. It really depends on the game, for single player games, it's a lot harder. I also notice that once I exit the action, I start feeling that "I don't want to play this anymore."