Honsterseems a whole lot like ignorantly lashing out.
Lashing out at who and at what? You are implying that there is some beef to be had and there is something that he is trying to get back at the game for, what in gods name is it and where did it come from? Nothing in his statement is "lashing out" at anything.
Reasonable to expect the average player to ask in chat or google any kind of information about spending money on the game before doing so? Probably not.
And that's literally all that matters. Him being able to or not isn't the problem, the fact that it has to be done in the first place is. The review is for random people who have never looked at the game before, not for people who want to fiend the internet for obscure mechanics and ways of obtaining in game items that you have zero idea if they are even worth it at the end of the day.
I dont think having acceleration makes TF2's movement unapproachably slippery and I have no idea what makes its aim feel floaty. I think accel is more player friendly than this, just look at the crouch jitter complaints for sniper.
It is, the mechanics of TF2 are super complex and super hard to grasp, the fact that you think OW is somehow MORE complex than TF2 is an absolute joke.
To characterize TF2's movement as bad because you suck at it is as absurd as installing Quake Champions and saying strafe jumping and cpma movement are trash because its hard as fuck if you havent been doing it for the last 20 years.
I bolded the problematic statement for you. Movement shooters have been gone for close to a decade already and to say they just need to "get good" is a absolutely useless comment.
That doesnt mean it shouldnt try but explaining how simple looking actions, reliant on minute variable changes in player input interacting with the arcane physics of some game engine, can be used in a complex fashion is a lot harder than press key, poof, have 100% consistently performing ability. The flexibility and depth is what makes the games interesting.
Yet again the fact that you have to put hundreds of hours in to "get it" is one of TF2's biggest issues currently.
TF2 is fucking filled with issues, which arent adressed in any meaningful manner in the article.
Because they dont need to be, he is 100% right when he says any sane person in this day and age should pas on TF2 if they have never played it before. The game is from a different era and people need to understand that.
The only thing of value you can glean from reading the article is how befuddled a close minded new player is left after trying to play it
Welcome to 95% of players today.