So, about ten hours into the game, I found out "yeah, you failed to save the hostages in the very first mission, because you took too long to start the mission". So after all this time invested, I started over (also, because I realized how futile playing without killing people is in this game) and went straight into the mission as soon as possible. But the hostages still weren't there. Room was empty, except for those two damn dudes who are always talking in there.
So . . . where in the hell did they go? What magical line did I cross *this* time that I should have been paying attention to?