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In fairness, I want to actually say that I think this season so far would make for an excellent sequel to 24: The Game, which I proudly own.
Think about it-- the first level could actually be the tail end of Redemption, followed up by a Q&A session in front of a Senate subcommittee where you have to get them riled up enough to go into a recess where Agent Walker pulls you out.

Spoiler alert!
Okay, maybe that last part's a bit silly-- but honestly, avoiding sniper fire, tailing a suspect, assaulting Tony's boat, a fight with him, interrogation, breaking out of FBI HQ, getting away, protecting Tony from a sniper's nest, maybe have Henry Taylor have to struggle to survive, breaking in and assaulting Dubaku's HQ, chasing down a rogue secret service agent and another fight with him?

And we're only 1/3 done so far. Honestly, this would make for one hell of a game and could easily 1-up the previous incarnation. The story in the original was kind of all over the place, but definitely a heck of a lot of fun to play, and not just as Jack-- not to mention as I said yesterday the original was canon in the plot. It's even technically the first appearance of both Chase and Chloe. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking a copy up-- it is so choice.

Anyways, last night's ep was almost too painful to watch-- not because of writing, but because of the shocking antics. Renee threatens a mother and child, Jack guts a guy, and Henry Taylor's day is turning out way worse than Jack or Tony's thus far-- drugged, watched a woman murdered in front of him, fell off a balcony, thrown in a trunk, gagged, nearly lost a finger and shot in the chest. All within what, 4, 5 hours?

That's why Henry gets the "Bad Day Award" for this week.

Hang in there you poor fella!


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Feb. 11th, 2009 01:23 pm (UTC)
I also own the game and love it! They really need to make another one.

I cracked up at the mock up you did for the game cover. That's epic.
Feb. 11th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
Heh, thanks! I wanted to put even more screen shots, but I was afraid of too much clutter and too little detail.

I checked out metacritic.com and found the scores were around 7-8 out of 10, which I think is fair. The camera controls are a bit loose (even worse if you have to run after someone), and the driving segments turn every car into a boat to drive, but it had a great look to them as well. I loved that it wasn't just Jack all the time, though I would have liked more than one mission playing Michelle, and to have actually been able to walk around the main floor of CTU to complete the experience. At best, all you get is a view from Tony's office of the floor below. I really wanted to be able to interact down on the main area that we all know so well, but alas, it was not to be.
Feb. 12th, 2009 12:47 pm (UTC)
Oh oh oh...play as Tony on one of the missions before we know he's good.

How cool would that be? Give us some background on exactly what kinds of "bad things" he has been doing.
Feb. 11th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
I had that thought when Chloe is giving Jack instructions over the earpiece. BEST VIDEO GAME EVER.
Feb. 11th, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
They used that over-the-radio element in the original game too-- Jack was sniping snipers and Michelle was feeding him intel. They had bits and pieces all throughout like that. They also had one unique level that had a news chopper overhead of Tony as he was dealing with rioters-- if you shot anybody while the chopper cam (in the other half of the screen) was on you, you'd get "caught" and fail the mission. I thought it was a biting commentary on the media and truly a unique mission to boot.

Anyways, I agree- I think it would make for one heck of a level-- and pre-emptive to Jack sneaking out with Tony, there'd be a hacking level where Chloe has to get into the security cams and fight off Janice in a hacker battle to boot.
Feb. 11th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
Poor Henry. I really liked him at the start of the season, therefore I knew bad things were in store. Though usually when I like characters on 24 they die, so I guess this is a step up?
Feb. 11th, 2009 10:50 pm (UTC)
Well hey stranger!
Yeah, it's always the ones we love that get hurt the most. Honestly, I wonder if at this point Henry wishes he were dead.
Stay out of the way Chloe!
Feb. 12th, 2009 06:50 am (UTC)
Nice Ferris Bueller ref. Well played, sir!
Feb. 12th, 2009 07:09 am (UTC)
Hey, nice catch yourself for finding it. ;)
Feb. 14th, 2009 07:56 am (UTC)
Pshaw, I caught you doing a bit of a crossover between your comics there! ;)
Feb. 17th, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
Indeed you did! Very good!
Feb. 14th, 2009 07:57 am (UTC)
Wow, Bashir looks a bit too happy there...
Feb. 14th, 2009 08:26 am (UTC)
Ha! He does, doesn't he? ^_^
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