Agree with this, too. If we don't have the option to turn off all this "game candy," I don't buy the game. We're looking for a challenge, not a "Good Girl!" pat on the back every few seconds because ~ "Wow, you found a mouse in the pile of leaves. Yay!" We're not puppies. And we're not five years old anymore, either ~ keep your incessant Gold Stars. ha ha ha
When the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail.