...and I hope I'm teh first one to have perused this wee diatribe meself, so's I can be the first to pillory it!
Here 'tis: http://www.gamespot.com/pc/adventure/pennyarcadeadventures/news.html?sid=6184784&mode=previews
A few minor things first: "What we saw will appeal to Penny Arcade fans, however its colorful style and even more colorful humor may strike a chord with those who havenâ€™t read the strip."
In other words, "It's oKAY...and maybe some of you unwashed apes out there who aren't slavish Penny Arcade fans *might* get a jolly or two out of it...of course we're not saying we recoMMEND it or anything..."
Next, in homage to the huge and wonderful Bible-Belt that keeps this country together: "Basically, youâ€™re raking the leaves in your front lawn one day when a super-sized version of the Fruit Fornicator stomps on your abode"
Um...is it *really* called "Fornicator" in the game, or were these guys just afraid to say "Fucker" on their site?
But the thing that grabbed my attention the most in this huge morass of "meh", was this bit, "The dialogue and text for the game was written by Jerry â€œTychoâ€ Holkins, but it seems like it could have also been penned by famous writer/director Kevin Smith."
</reflex> FUCK Kevin Smith!
I mean, not really, but still...
It's like this: I'm not on Jerry's dick, per se, neither do I harbor any great animus for Mr. Smith, but comparing those guys' writing styles is kinda like...kinda like...well, I really can't come up with a suitable parallel, you know? Further, more measured qualification: I admire Jerry's prose style and flair for phrasing, as well as his tendency towards logorrheia and sesquipedalianism; as I admire (some) of Kevin's movies, and the wit and heart contained therein, but, it's like...apples and oranges, man - apples and fucking oranges!
Okay, I'm done.
And I expect a full report on my desk by close of business today.
That is all.