The comics are funny, if very gamer-y. Works for me, maybe not for you. But the heart of the matter is a way with words that runs something like this:
You couldn't pay us to play Lair any more than we have already. The game has given me a new respect for the professional reviewer, because when a game like Lair hits their desk, they have no recourse. They must tread, as Dante did, down that scarred staircase and into the greasy throat of hell.