Yo the G.I. reviewer  was just totally mad that he got rocked by the goons in this game. I'll admit you have to replay the stages a lot but the game is totally consistent, there are no cheap deaths. Nothing happens that you wont be able to see coming and prepare for if you have your head in the game. This may be the most brutal game I've played using this graphical style. the controls I found fine not clunky at all after the first 5 minutes, and the game never sends you back farther than like 30 seconds of game play so dying isn't really a big deal. you just insta-respawn and get back to viciously murdering goons. Great art style, great music, great game. for ten bucks you will have a lot of fun unlocking all of the weapons and masks (which augment your abilities in different ways).