My point is that, even with that goal in mind, I think the show has been hit or miss with its execution, mostly the latter for me. Nothing personal, you guys, but this show is just not my thing, unfortunately.
Speaking as someone who is mostly neutral-positive with King K. Rool, I won't lie: While I wouldn't mind if he wasn't playable, I would be quite alright if he was, especially if he took some cues from his DKC2 and DK64 appearances.
Well, at this point with the "Boombomb" over and done with, I can safely say that I think Sonic Boom...is an alright show. Just alright, and little more. It's not nearly as terrible as I initially thought it would be--Sidekicks, Unlucky Knuckles and The Meteor are especially highlight-worthy--but, as a whole, it doesn't quite hold up as well as some of the other ongoing Cartoon Network shows like Steven Universe or The Amazing World of Gumball for me.
I think what he meant with that statement is that, to him, even if a game is fully packed in every other way, if its gameplay doesn't hold up, then he's not gonna speak all that favorably about it. Him favoring gameplay as his primary hook in the medium doesn't mean that he doesn't appreciate the other elements that makes a game nor does it necessarily mean that he'll accept a game that is nothing but gameplay and devoid of all other context.
Let's refrain from doing this strawmanning thing here--it won't do anyone any good and it only assumes bad faith in others.
This whole argument of "Sonic Adventure is never good", besides it reeking of "I think this way and you're wrong if you don't agree", just spits in the face of the concept behind hindsight. Just because standards and opinions have changed over time, doesn't mean that the people of the past are wrong for thinking that a now-aged product was good at the time of its initial run.
Perhaps that's partially why the series holds such an appeal to women as compared to men: it's not marketed to them to the point of coming off as condescending and pandering to them as is the case with most "girls' shows".
Well, I, for one, certainly hope that, with this Purchasable Characters thing, you'll be able to buy past event characters like Team Chaotix and Classic Sonic. The prices for the ones available so far is rather BS, though, but at the very least, it's no longer purely down to chance.