I think some people are just tiring of 2D based games with sprite based characters and/or simplistic textures and models. It doesn't bother me personally but I've seen a lot of similar complaints on forums and I think it's just a condition of how far developed that side of the industry has become that it's raised expectations.
As for Phil Fish and Fez, I'm torn because I like good games but it's hard to knowingly support such a tremendous douchebag who has basically spit on my favorite platform. On the flipside I guess most companies have a few of them so *shrug*
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