State of Emergency never took off. I recall a bad review, no friends knowing about it or having any interest in it...and I've been a member of different online forums over the years and it never gains a mention in the game forums.
The game never hooked me...it seemed childish but with a R18+ rating (lulz yes I got this at a department store in Australia years ago) so it made little sense...it was anything but serious, and the characters were cheesy.
Shooters haven't blown me away since Goldeneye on N64, I believe a revisit to the State of Emergency concept and making it more realistic would work if good missions could be made and it was like war on the streets, with improvised weapons. I mean come on how fun is it to go on a riot in Grand Theft Auto games?
My last few entries have been text only so to bring something more to the blog I'm treating everyone to a video of State of Emergency. For more information get your butt over to your search engine of choice (AKA Google)
Looking back at this and the tazer, reminds me that I thought a GTA: Bent Cop/Police Brutality game would be cool getting to use all the goodies police get to use like pepper spray, batons, cuffs, car, boat, motorbike, horse, riot truck, tear gas...I could go on...Maybe getting to be a prison warden in a fight club engine :D