Haha, well that's a bit riskier. Naturally the suspicion would be cast on employees if a boss is taken hostage, and that's the beauty of it. If you were to kidnap someone like Tanaka, suspicion would be cast on disgruntled and recently terminated employees foremost (though in Japan I think it is a bit more common for otaku rage crimes to be transgressed upon people purely for what they perceive to be crimes against intellectual property, so maybe they're prepared for that).
But a few dozen employees are much easier to check out than a million potentially rabid fans with no solid personal information trails.
Again, not that I'm condoning such a thing.
...but if you do, be sure to tell us what he says.
Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...
Never confuse your inference as the listener for an implication of the speaker.
Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.