Save Captain Phillips From Pirates in New Web Game
You have to wonder. Is there any heroic act taking place in the world that won't soon be turned into a tasteless, online, Flash-based game? We saw it most recently with the Hudson River landing, the real-life pilot's challenge-of-a-lifetime turned into a game so simple a monkey could play. Now, it's the story of Captain Phillips, the US hero who stood up to Somalian pirates recently, that's getting the Flash treatment in Saving Captain Phillips, a game that's slightly more difficult, but no more entertaining.
In the game, you get an overhead view of Captain Phillips's lifeboat, which, for some reason, is motoring around in circles between the beach and the Navy vessel. You're allowed as many shots as needed to take out the pirates, and, once your mission is accomplished, you hear some climactic music as you behold pixelated graphics of the captain and one of his rescuers. Fail to shoot the snipers and all you see is "Mission Incomplete."
Fitting tribute? Hardly. Fun? No, not really. Last of its kind? Not a chance. [From: Games2Win, Via: Joystiq]