Bad Day L.A. - The Game
Your morning begins with Good Day L.A. where Steve Edwards jumps to every scene of violence and mayhem across the city and the world while Dorothy Lucey and Jillian Barbarie horrify you with gossipy pop culture hijinks and bad local fashion; you read every news blog you can find so you know what to be afraid of; You turn on 24 where for three years running, LA has been a hotbed of successful terrorist action; then, finally, you turn on a video game where you play a homeless guy in the City of Angels on a day in which every possible disaster has happened. Simultaneously.
Is this really how we get over our fears? American McGee thinks so. The famous game developer has created Bad Day L.A. - a satire of Hollywood and Los Angeles and our current culture of fear. He gives gamespot the full deal.
We don't know if we have it in us to be interested in another gun toting game around our city. We did the True Crime thing and the Faux Angeles crime thing with GTA: San Andreas. Isn't there anything else to do in LA video games besides shooting, driving and putting out fires?