I was a little annoyed when I saw this in the Bad Movie Bible. I remember it as being really good when I first saw it. So I watched it again and I now get the author's point; there's way too much reliance on CGI and too many characters to get any attachment to, but that's the games fault not the director's.
I soundtrack which goes into poppy-techno overload when the fights get going has dated badly. Another reason why it has been included I guess.