Yeah, the tone was flippant, but I am actually after real thoughts on this.
I’ve not read all that much about it, but I know there was controversy around release time because of the expressed points of view of the developer. I find these things can easily get blown up out of proportion, with a storm of complaints blocking out apparently genuine apologies. Or of course the complaints can be well justified and the apologies insincere.
So I was mostly looking for information with the benefit of hindsight on whether the developer still appears to be a complete shitheel or whether he might reasonably be given the benefit of the doubt. And also on whether there’s anything problematic in the game.
I’m not looking to get into discussions on separating art from artist. I have my own views on this as I’m certain others do, and it’s obviously a bit of a grey area.
So I’m not going to judge anyone for choosing either side of that decision, but I do think it’s valuable for people to be aware of the controversy rather than just grabbing a free game unaware of the context and potentially regretting it later.
On the subject of the Epic store, I have no problems with it. I’m very happy for them to give me free games provided they pay the developers reasonably for the privilege. And as you say, there’s plenty of discussion of that over in the Epic thread.