Old enough to remember the old-school PC point-and-click adventures of the early '90s? Got a thirst for enacting justice through old-school through the power of the press? Do you prefer your political satire laced with Zelda references?
You're in luck. Watergate: The Game puts you in the role of then-young hotshot Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward, assigned to cover the 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee HQ, teaming with Carl Bernstein to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history:
One of your coworkers greets you as you return to the newsroom.
"I'm Carl Bernstein," he says. "I've been assigned to help you with the Watergate story." He lights a cigarette with another cigarette. "Our partnership will be rocky at first, but eventually we'll become inseparable friends."
"Nice to meet you," you say.
"Fuck you," says Bernstein.
You should know the rest. Or you would, maybe, Watergate wasn't so hilariously fast, loose and utterly ridiculous in its subversion of historical fact with videogame nonsense. Like how Post editor Ben Bradlee gives you an elvin broadsword.
You should probably read a history book, but we can all be pretty thankful this exists anyway. You can check out Watergate in-browser (beware: there doesn't seem to be any way to save your progress) for free at the link below.
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