Well there you go I guess. Even without knowledge of the titular precedent it's a kind of pretentious name for what, underneath the theme of deception and "propaganda" (fave song in the game), is ultimately a pretty standard morality play.
I agree the more realistic aesthetic isn't quite working. Seen it many times though. Say what you will about Blizzard (and I have lots to say about them) but they're one of the few devs who always manage to buck the creeping realism expectation and make players like it.