Welcome to another edition of the Gaming Bus Live Chat. Last week was just flat out bonkers; not only did we try to raise the daughter of God with often hilarious results, we did it until almost 3AM, and only really stopped because DOSBox crashed. This week, we play a game almost as addictive, but a right bit shorter: Hidden Agenda.
The best way to describe Hidden Agenda is to let Wikipedia do it for me, but basically, it’s an underappreciated 80s DOS game that lets you take over a Central American government that’s been under a military dictatorship for a long time. For those who think that it’s OK to just go in and run things however, don’t forget that there are three political groups to work with, with diverse ideals as to what they want. You have a far-right political party that favours capitalism over human rights and favours ties with the United States, a far-left party that is socialist and pushes for human rights, and a centrist party that prefers non-alignment in foreign affairs. There’s also foreign pressure, and for those of you who think that’s not a big deal, go look up America’s foreign policy from the Ronald Reagan years. At best, you bring your country back from the brink of destruction. At worst, you get executed in a coup. No pressure!
We start at 9:30 as usual. Audience participation will play heavily into today’s event, so stick around!