Ahh excellent. I had four suggestions and more might come in as well. Being that this is a remake of the game, I dont see any harm in adding some more plot/puzzle work and features from the original.
First suggestion- Have a driving map feature like in PQ1 and PQ3, I always thought that driving would be awesome, especially since PQ1 and PQ3 have it. But maybe make it optional. For instance, use a text parser and type" Manual drive" to drive it yourself, or "Drive to: " to go automatically. But if you want to make this game fit in more with the other VGA, I would have it be in the game.
Two--- Since ags supports multi player functions, allow us to also be Keith and wonder off and do some stuff with him. Maybe even positioning him in the right place to be able to catch a criminal or shoot at Bains like in the park.
Three- Add a text Parser for extra added functions. Keep the original GUI, but if we needed to push or be more specific in a certain area, we could use the Text Parser. Let me give you an example:
Use talk Function on a character:
Hey Sonny, how are you.
Use it again:
Is there something I can do for you Sonny?
A Third time:
Leave me alone will ya!?!?
But if you type something like this in the parser: "Book the evidence." or "Ask for arrest Warrant", it would give a more productive response.
I think the Text Parser would allow for more details to be used such as how to handle evidence and to use the evidence Kit he carries around, etc...
Four-- In game parser jokes. I used to write some funny stuff like "Kiss Toilet", or "Slap Girl" and I would get some funny results. Try adding some of these in-game gags as well. Try using Sci Studio from Bripro.com to decompile the game and see the script so you can recreate it better.
Just some thoughts, I might have some more.
I also wanted to state an opinion about a few features you might not add to the game, such as the changing of clothes. Sonny does go home at a certain point in the game, so it would have to be done in there I would think.
And as far as the terrorist thing... Yeah, take it out. Maybe do something like at an airport bank where someone is holding the bank up or something... I dont know. But being in NY on 911, it would be a good idea to take it out.
But good work on the game! Keep it Up.