Good call, Section 8 was good but I couldn't convince any of my friends to get it with me at full price, I eventually got it on sale from d2d for I think $15 so they've picked the right price point. I hope this does well for them and more publishers realise they don't really need brick and mortar stores and they don't need to raise prices just to keep them happy.
The game is pretty damn good. It's just not for everyone. The other brad is probably the last person i would recommend it to. If on the other hand you enjoy a bit of a challenge and enjoy playing online co-op it's a ton of fun.
Others have said it, think demon's soul's if it were a shooter, if you didn't like the kind of tough but fair challenge demon's souls throws at you this may not be up your alley though. Or better yet, think Lost Planet 1.. didn't like that? then you may not like this.. It's no Halo or Gears of War that's for sure but thank god it isn't, those games all feel the same and are really starting to bore me.
Working in the job you do you must realise how subjective some reviews can be, they only make sense if the reviewer has the same general taste in games as you. Why not borrow or rent the game to at least see for yourself if its something you'd enjoy rather then taking the other brad's personal preference too seriously.
It's not for everyone, but I'd bet a lot of people who give it a chance will really enjoy themselves a lot more then Brad's review would let on.