When you make a low[er]-budget campy 50 Cent: Blood On The Sand game. Those are budget-brain cells being lost that you can cultivate playing a complex romp through Mass Effect or Fallout 3. Maybe pick up a mildly entertaining science fiction book. The great things that Cliff Blezinski has done for gaming has established him as a figure akin to that of a Michael Bay.
Bay is the master of his flashy craft and takes pride in putting the polish in the movies some people have grown to hate with a large passion. Much like Bay, Blezinski's finished products stand as technological set pieces for the time, but ultimately become dated when assimilated with something more complex.