Quotes: Cruel Player-Character God

"It's an idea that many people seem to latch onto that if we were created by some kind of God, then obviously he did it because he loves us so huggy-muggy much. Never are the holes in this theory more obvious than while playing God games, because it seems whenever you place most people in the position of a god and give them responsibility over many tiny lesser beings, then their attitude towards them is usually less about 'beloved children' and more about 'target practice'."
Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw, reviewing SimCity Societies

"So presumably you know what The Sims is at this point, it's the best possible argument against the existence of a benevolent god in which you direct small groups of dollhouse residents until they cease to amuse then burn their lives to the ground and laugh at their betrayed tears."