Mission nine: The Wang Fou Incident. Continuing to cut a swathe through Hong Kong, 47 is charged with taking out a number of Blue Lotus goons who are in the process of trying to convince the Red Dragons they did not assassinate their negotiator. This is not the last time this restaurant will see blood spilled.
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In all a fairly shoddy narration with a number of idioms and not completing trains of thought on more than on occasion. The most notable being at the end when I say there are many ways to achieve the mission and list precisely none; I also contradict myself by saying assassinating one of the final Blue Lotus targets "isn't difficult" but then say no matter which guard you "get, it's difficult". What I'm trying to elucidate is the leading is not difficult however the positioning with the guards is as if you've caught the attention of the other two guards, it becomes nearly impossible.
I also mention that I have chopped out about a minute and a half (from an eight minute run) which is true, however the implication is the minute and a half was cut from further in the mission when in fact less than a minute was cut from there and in total I cut a minute and a half.
Play time: 8:00
Rating: Silent Assassin
Shots fired: 0
The targets are in the restaurant for a limited time however planting the car bomb hurries them along I believe; the car bomb is about the only way to achieve Silent Assassin on this mission without being a savant with the fibre wire. If you mis-time the car bomb explosion and don't manage to take out the two guards either side, you can garrote them if you're swift, however they've more than likely "found" the charred remains of who was in the car, precluding a Silent Assassin rating. I'm unsure of the "official" canonical way to take out the two members who remain in the restaurant although the leading method seems to be the only way to obtain Silent Assassin as otherwise assassinating one alerts the other.
If this were Blood Money then a remote mine in the restaurant area would probably be the most expedient way of taking out all the targets, however with the absence of those, shooting is about the only other option available to you. I believe this is a hang over from the first game which had a similar Blood Money rating system but more impenetrable and with far, far twitchier guards.