While series was never stellar to being with, it had it's charms. According the the Rock, Paper Scissor man (who has the single greatest gaming quote of all time) all sense of any depth such or loot or progression has been removed with a clunky, control pad centric design. Apparently it's bad, really bad.
Saying that your game is shit, while your game is being shit, does not make your game any less shit. In fact, it makes your game fourteen times more shit. We have graphs to prove it.