The underlying game, beneath the performance, bugs and balance issues, is fantastic. I was troubled by it at first, I think I hated it for at least 4 hours but eventually I started having endless amounts of fun. I'm one of the lucky ones who can get it to run pretty stable, it's completely smooth in isometric view but any up-close shot immediately chugs.
I am stunned that Jeff thinks it's "dull" regardless. Maybe that's the real reason why I don't Like Giant Bomb anymore, Jeff seems to be getting more angry and miserable as time goes on when you'd think it would be the opposite.