And in case you haven’t noticed, I am totally lying through my teeth about all of this to see how many people rush to the comment thread without bothering to read any of the words.
People seem to miss this part. And when someone on that site leaves a comment, complaining about what he wrote about Day of the Tentacle, he responds with
(silently makes a little mark on a piece of paper)
So he does enjoy Day of the Tentacle (and in some future article he will probably use the information he collects about how many people post without reading the whole article).
Note that he says KQVI was "OK," which means he probably liked it more than he's willing to admit in the article. Many adventure gamers would agree that it's the best of the series. He also admits that Blade Runner was good in the beginning, but deteriorated later.
As for the rest of the KQ series, I've read similar complaints about the illogical puzzles from other adventure gamers. I've also seen the same complaints about the non-adventure games he mentions (GTA IV and Max Payne). Obviously he's exaggerating for humor's sake because many people enjoyed these games -- and still enjoy them. Just not everyone.
Richard Cobbett writes humor articles, so don't take what he says too seriously, and always look for an indication that he's pulling your leg (as with Day of the Tentacle). If you want to see what he says about a game he "really" hates, check out the Googlegroups archive of what he wrote in the adventure newsgroup,
(which is now
***archived by Google***
) back before he got a job writing for PC Gamer UK. He called himself "Charybdis" back then. I think the main reason he hated Myst was because he didn't think it deserved its fame, because he once said he didn't think Riven was bad.
Smulan is right, the article doesn't mention the positives of these games that made up for the flaws in gameplay. But this is not a serious article and people should not take it too seriously.