For what it’s worth, my husband has worked with the author of the game on a professional level and tested the beta version of the game as it was being developed.
Dr. Haliczer is an honorable professor and gentleman. Read the link on the game site about him being in the news, and definitely contact him with any questions or comments you have about the game. He is sincerely interested in feedback about it! He spent a lot of time focusing on accurate details.
Needless to say, in a secular environment it was hard to find people willing to take the time test the beta version before going to market with the game (not many are interested or intrigued about the process of choosing a pope), but enough did because it has been produced and distributed at the big bookstores (Barnes and Noble, Borders) so it must be interesting.
If anyone plays the game all the way through we know he’d love to hear your opinion.
follow up: I don’t know anything about his consulting for the “Secret Files of the Inquisition” which is noted in that news link. The “consultants” link of the SFI website notes he has a blog. Perhaps you can peruse that for more information.