I thought this would be a fun mental challenge, to figure out what the mission order should be if the game was ever remastered and if in the new version the mission order was preset.
The idea being that instead of making the player choose the order himself, it would have a specific order for the first play through. The second play through would be designed to cover as many missions as possible that were not in the first play through, with a third playthrough also included if necessary.
Here are some of the principles I figure should be abided by when choosing what the order for the first playthrough should be:
- The longer (more missions) the better.
- However, blatant repetition should be avoided. Obviously a single playtrhough shouldn't have both In Pursuit I and In Pursuit II, for example.
- The play through should probably be something that you can replicate in the original game. This is because ACX does such a good job in the way all the missions affect each other. If you have multiple missions where you kill the Miller unit, for example, it wouldn't really make sense.
- Difficult (in a gimmicky way) or "annoying" missions should be avoided the first time around. Examples include 7C Time Limit, 9B Diversion, and 11B In Pursuit II.
Problem is I don't have memorized all the possible mission sequences and what order they must triggered. So to makes things easier I will go through in numerical order and give my two cents.
Edited by rockshard, 28 December 2014 - 02:31 AM.