There’s a new video adventure game out (Drawn: The Painted Tower—gorgeous). One puzzle involves lighting up a pentagrammic figure, which the game just calls a pentagram—the one where the points of a star are connected, creating a star inside a pentagon.
One woman absolutely went off on this in the game forum, complaining about how can she explain to her kids why mom can play games with pentagrams in them when they are forbidden to, and if all of us complain maybe game developers will no longer foist this evil and wicked symbol on the rest of us.
Mind you, this is a game with a witch doctor and ghosts in it also.
I guess I’ve been living under a rock, but what’s wrong with a pentagram/pentagon/pentawhatever? I pointed out that a star is a pentagram and so is the Pentagon, while this figure isn’t really a pentagram at all (since it has ten lines instead of five). Nobody responded except one woman who said she likes symbols in magic/fantasy games.
What is up with that? Just curious.