I agreed with half the points, the rest felt like the person is not very competent or was complaining for nothing. I would have complained about other points, such as the writing
Same here, although I feel the points the article makes are only "minor frustrations" and not really anything to completely ruin the experience.
I thought the game played, looked, and sounded nice. The writing was the major disappointment for me. Actually, I got the same feeling from MGS4
And the funny things is that the animation vs control thing sure wasn't a problem when it came to Max Payne 3, even though it was way more problematic in that game, simply because the developer advertized it as a feature("realistic animations"). Apparently, if you spin your flaws correctly, reviewers will love them.
I agree with his point on animation, although opening a door can be very fast by tapping x twice. What I hated more is the mini cutscene animations that play when you try to open a door that's locked. You don't have to take away player control for 5 seconds to tell me I'm not getting through there.
One thing he should have added was how there are multiple points in the game where they take camera control away and force you to look at something. Annoying.