They are about on par. Styx 2 does have a lot more verticality, but it seems to be the one trick they pony up instead of variety (outside of the look of the levels)
G is generally one of the least likely to get riled, so if he's commenting like this chances are there's something that needs attention. I sometimes get too carried away, and sometimes I get misinterpreted. In both cases it stems from some less than stellar historic posting of mine. Work in Progress. Still
I do think many of us a guilty of pettiness, rudeness, and occasional hostility to a greater or lesser degree. I have commited to trying to address mine this year (again). Here's hoping some others do as well.
You calling me fat?!? Fair call.
As for the MEA comparrison. I think both suffer from similar issues within their respective genres. There's a lot to like, but some fundamental issues and/or multiple minor irritations. MEA overall is better executed however.