All those things are very subjective to individual preference (better to try out the game yourself). Besides, Phoronix is mostly a hardware review site, not a game review site. Having a detailed list of engine updates and features and gameplay advances falls more in line with the site rather than "how fun it is". I would rather see a site like linux-gamers.net do the gameplay review.
How about "what might make this game fun". For example, 12 large scale levels with twice the detail of previous levels, heavily playtested with 5 new types of enemies and a score by a respected game music composer suggest a better likely hood of fun far more than 64 bit availability and per-pixel shading.
well that's all fine and dandy. Not everyone has the same opinions . This is a good thing.
but what should be heavily noted is the respect towards the willing. This is a truly free game that has had many man hours put into it. We take the game and give nothing back in return.
The least that could be asked is to show respect to the developers for doing something when most of us sit on our asses and browse a porn tube. If nothing else a handshake and a pat on the back must be given (before, not after browsing a porn tube) regardless of if you like the game or not.