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Well, I certainly would not have joked about those chads yesterday if I imagined that we'd have a repeat of the last U.S. Presidential election, where the uncertainly over the outcome lingers like a hangover the morning after. Sick of the phrase "Provisional Ballots in Ohio" yet? I'm guessing soon enough we all will be. I guess in this clearly overly litigious society, it's only appropriate that our elections get decided in the courts. To my thinking, the oddest Election Day story comes from New Mexico, where they got tired of counting votes, and went home for the night. Thanks for playing guys. Oh yeah, and a note to all politicians... no matter how exuberant the moment... you really should avoid dancing when Kool & the Gang comes over the P.A. singing Celebrate (seek video of our reelected N.Y. Senator Schumer for a good example).

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Thanks Mike Martinez.

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236. Re: Hey! Nov 3, 2004, 16:45 Halsy
Though, I have seen a few reviews of it in the magazine, and during the text they all say nice things, yet the scores at the end have suckedů..down right horrible in some of them!
How do you say nice things for a page, not say anything bad then give it a crappy score?

Well, it's definitely a game that not everyone will get or like. You really need to have a taste for camp humour, and it certainly helps if you're older or appreciate all the cheesy spy flicks/shows from the 60's and 70's. I think the game is hilarious and there have been times when it's had me laughing out loud either reading some of the text or watching some of the animations.

Some of the traps are ingenious and you can chain them to setup a series that can get you score bonuses. It's insanely funny to watch some of it. Torturing people in the various devices and traps is just a laugh fest as well. I think they showed the guard doing Michael Jackson to torture someone in the demo which is probably the funniest one, but the others are good too.

Overall it's just got a ton of the "little things" that make it worthwhile. The devices you can research and how they display them graphically and use them in game are just brilliant. The game has a lot of character. I hope they do an expansion for it.

"Don't you see the rest of the country looks upon New York like we're left-wing, communist, Jewish, homosexual pornographers? I think of us that way sometimes and I live here."
- Woody Allen
"And then, suddenly and without warning, it turned into a real-life case of hungry, hungry hippos."
- Stephen Colbert
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