Damn I wanted to like this game. The one time I break my personal policy and get sucked into hype, it bites me in the ass and I have to be honest about it.
The great art and music in this game are applied in interesting ways, but like the review says, it isn't done in a way that makes the game particularly endearing. You have these really cool mushroom people, but they never say much. You have this great game world, but you never really do much in it except push buttons and hop around. I suppose the lesson, if there even is one here, is that you've still got to put on a show once you build a great set.
The soundtrack really is great though.