You know when you see those movie posters with quotes on them?
"TURGID ROMANCE COMEDY WITH HUGH GRANT III"
'Excellent!' Says Smug Film Critic Magazine!
And then you look up the actual quote and it's in a line like... "TRCWHG III is a godawful film by any standard, but is excellent compared to Alien Private Eye." Yeah, you can get away with a lot with a quote and playing with context...
Anyway, I used a few of the more colourful and outrageous fits of moral panic over Final Straw for promotional quotes, including the rather choice comment..."I think that the game is ghoulish, insensitive, and flatly stupid."
(Darren MacLennan - a moderator on RPGnet who also started an enormous thread in order to whinge about the game which was subsequently locked).
As far as I'm concerned if you shoot your mouth off about something you've never even seen in a public forum like RPGnet then your comments are ripe for the plucking and your petard is ripe for hoisting. Mr MacLennan appears to think otherwise and went whining to Drivethru, so that particular review line is now revised to..."I want you to immediately cease and desist using my words in your advertisement."
Which also has a certain je ne sais quo about it.
I've half a mind to send the chap a free copy so that he can form a slightly better informed tirade about the game.
Yes, this post has all the hallmarks of a 'Just you wait until I write about this on my LJ!' moment, but frankly I find the gentleman in question's conduct, white-knight syndrome and self-righteous pomposity both laughable and disturbing from someone who did such a great rip into FATAL.