In the first mission, FOZ Pictures Corporation fought Meyerdyne Corporation over a resource extraction site. Despite Meyerdyne's ED-2099 droid turning more than once on its own units, the pharmaceutical corporation came out on top, dropping FOZ's stock.
|Meyerdyne captures the resource extractors.|
FOZ uses back-channels to hire a crew of 'Punks to sneak into a Meyerdyne installation and upload a virus, so that's what they do. Here's the Meyerdyne compound. Sorry for the terrain. I'm still building up a collection.
|In the future, all terrain is Taco Bell.|
And these are our 'Punks for this evening's entertainment:
|The bright colors don't seem very stealthy, but they make|
for great camouflage in the neon-soaked future.
The mission goal is simple. Get to the Objective and hack the virus into it.
|It looks like a bomb, I know.|
|The red light means they need a courtesy clerk at this one.|
|But it's usually just junk left over from conventions.|
|Right about here was the last time I thought this would be easy.|
At the end of the second round, Agent M has opened a Loot Crate and found a dose of Joltt™, a sort of automatic healing injector. Cracking the crate gives him 3 Pulse (-1 for his cloaking device), and two of the guards passing by failed to spot him, but got close enough that Agent M took 2 more Pulse. Verdun ran straight for the objective in the back of the picture. He's still hidden, but once again he ran too loudly and gave himself another Pulse.
|I think they fill these crates with 'Punk-nip, to lure them in.|
|Verdun's our hacker. This should have been a cyber-cake-walk.|
|[Hover-noises and beeping]|
|Too many nights playing Call of Duty XLII.|
Not enough nights practicing hacking.
Meanwhile, Amaranth has been sidling up to this other Data Terminal, and managed to hack it on the first try, but a guard and the drone are on her scent, and she's in danger of becoming Exposed.
|I guess Amaranth is the better hacker.|
|Shouldn't have run. Just got shot in the back.|
|Better hacker. Not better dodger.|
|Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.|
Inside of a dog, is where Bloo is now.
|No, it's OK. We can do this!|
But Agent M is a bad-ass! He swoops in and hacks the objective, successfully uploading the virus! Mission accomplished! Time to get out!
|Flavio, why do you have snausages in your pocket?|
|Right here is where some people quit. Not allowed to hurt dogs in media.|
|Sad music starts playing. Things start going slo-mo.|
|Dramatic, artistic ending. Damned indie films. What kind of ending was that?|
Since the Corporate player didn't lose, the next mission is randomly rolled.
This seemed pretty rough for the 'Punks, but if they had made one of those first couple of hacks on the objective, it probably would have been a different story. I liked how things played out. It never felt unfair and I felt like I had some options while I played, although it can be hard to tell how much fun the Corporation player was having, since I was playing both sides.
Perhaps I'll share more if I play again.
Ĝis la revido!"
Jason "Ludanto" Smith C;E