I decided to mess around with the penalty system to answer two nagging questions:
How far can you take the penalty?
Can you massacre freely at Cheng Chau if you’re enough of a cheapstake?
And here are the results:
Give or take 1 or 2 civilians. Pretty much an instant fail if you played legitimately. Good thing I didn’t.
2: Sadly, no.
That’s right, 4 dead civilians and 7 dead policemen get you fired. And this is with me being as much of a cheap killer as possible!
So there’s that folks. The ICA certainly didn’t fuck around when it came to civilians and police kills back in the day. How they ever got so soft later is a mystery, the height being them giving you 5 guns free of charge in Blood Money!