I enjoyed Fade To Black actually. Of course it has nothing to do with Flashback, but why compare a 3D game to a 2D platformer anyway? Like always the relationship to Flashback was only used to sell the game.
The only crap things about the game are that you cannot save in the middle of a level and the levels themselves are not that interesting. Like all third person 3D games the camera sucks, so I am not even going to count that. The graphics at the time were not that bad even in their simplicity, only you needed a very expensive gfx card and processor to be able to play it in svga.
I don't know what you people are complaining about here, it is a decent game that has quite good gameplay. Pick on a game that really is crap.