These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Badass Decay: Happens to Malcolm in the third game. He loses all of his magical powers. While he was a psychopath in the first game, he is reduced here to a mischievous guy who wants revenge and wants to clear his name from the death of Brandon's parents. Yeah, as if it were the only bad things he did in the first place...
Scrappy Level: Many players dislike greatly the Serpent Grotto maze in Fables and Fiends, where you have no clue into which direction to go, have to go through trial and error to find the right way and drop shiny berries on the way because if you get in darkness, you are killed by monsters.
To be fair, the Serpent Grotto does become easier to navigate once Brandon gains the power to transform into a will-o'-the-wisp.
The jungle maze in Malcolm's Revenge is just as hated for pretty much the same reasons. You'd think they'd have learned.
Viewer Gender Confusion: Many players who weren't able to play the games with the voices on couldn't tell for a long time that Brandywine was female.
To be fair, she's a dragon. Outside of Shrek, how many dragons are visibly female?