Crustacean Soup wrote on Mar 19, 2013, 22:38:
Brumbek wrote on Mar 19, 2013, 21:29:Except that it's being presented as a fictional, hypothetical what-if, not as historical reality...
It is basically slander.
That isn't enough. My point was if you were to take a living figure and create a fictional version of them, you can get sued for defamation. Parody is ok, such as how the Simpsons or South Park do it...
...but to actually use a historical figure's name and represent him entirely opposite of his true nature...the problem is AC isn't going for comedy or absurdism...so just strikes me as disrespectful.
I'm having a hard time coming up with other fictional stories that purposefully represent real life figures entirely opposite of their true nature in a serious manner. Can anyone think of any?
nin wrote on Mar 19, 2013, 22:17:
How does this make you feel? :)
Ha, well UHF is a classic. That scene is brilliant because it is so perfect parody....and obvious comedy. The AC3 DLC actually takes itself seriously...its not like Undead Nightmare DLC for Red Dead or Nightmare in Northpoint DLC in Sleeping Dogs.