History VideoGame / LiberalCrimeSquad

8th Jan '17 4:32:23 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: [[TookALevelInBadass With enough juice and practice]], [[BadassNormal anyone]] can become skilled enough to [[OneManArmy mow down SWAT teams]]. Including [[RetiredBadass Retirees]] [[NeverMessWithGranny (Liberals also don't care about gender)]], [[BadassPreacher Preachers or nuns]], [[BadassTeacher Teachers]], and so on. [[HandicappedBadass Even if, for example, they lose their legs, they get a wheelchair and go on regardless.]]
** BadassDriver: Anyone with sufficiently good driving skill. With 5 and a sports car, you can outrun everything. Driving (like all skills) caps at 20.

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* {{Badass}}: [[TookALevelInBadass With enough juice and practice]], [[BadassNormal anyone]] can become skilled enough to [[OneManArmy mow down SWAT teams]]. Including [[RetiredBadass Retirees]] [[NeverMessWithGranny (Liberals also don't care about gender)]], [[BadassPreacher Preachers or nuns]], [[BadassTeacher Teachers]], and so on. [[HandicappedBadass Even if, for example, they lose their legs, they get a wheelchair and go on regardless.]]
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BadassDriver: Anyone with sufficiently good driving skill. With 5 and a sports car, you can outrun everything. Driving (like all skills) caps at 20.



* CursedWithAwesome: Mutants, the result of severe pollution and unregulated genetic experimentation, are generally horrifying deformed freaks who are extremely easy to recruit but effectively useless. However, about a quarter of them are instead superhuman {{Badass}}es who have the highest base stats in the game... and are ''still'' just as easy to recruit.

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* CursedWithAwesome: Mutants, the result of severe pollution and unregulated genetic experimentation, are generally horrifying deformed freaks who are extremely easy to recruit but effectively useless. However, about a quarter of them are instead superhuman {{Badass}}es badasses who have the highest base stats in the game... and are ''still'' just as easy to recruit.
20th Nov '16 3:55:19 AM SeptimusHeap
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** This method of infiltration has a benefit compared to using a high stealth skill and [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja ninja suit]]: if the conservatives at the infiltrated site are alarmed, you can still talk yourself out of a fight by acting like you belong there.

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** This method of infiltration has a benefit compared to using a high stealth skill and [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja ninja suit]]: suit: if the conservatives at the infiltrated site are alarmed, you can still talk yourself out of a fight by acting like you belong there.
18th Nov '16 1:19:13 AM ACW
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* NonIndicativeDifficulty: If played normally, the ''Nightmare'' and ''We Didn't Start The Fire'' modes (which start you in a hellish conservative dystopia and with the Conservative Crime Squad actively opposing you, respectively) make the game much harder. However, there's a strategy that can make them easier than normal play; since both the Conservative Crime Squad and Nightmare Mode's book-burning Firemen are {{Complete Monster}}s, you don't get heat from the government or negative publicity for killing them. This allows you to grind your entire squad into unstoppable war gods in Nightmare Mode at relatively little risk and without committing any crimes, then use this high-Juice squad to easily win the rest of the game.

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* NonIndicativeDifficulty: If played normally, the ''Nightmare'' and ''We Didn't Start The Fire'' modes (which start you in a hellish conservative dystopia and with the Conservative Crime Squad actively opposing you, respectively) make the game much harder. However, there's a strategy that can make them easier than normal play; since both the Conservative Crime Squad and Nightmare Mode's book-burning Firemen are {{Complete Monster}}s, {evil, you don't get heat from the government or negative publicity for killing them. This allows you to grind your entire squad into unstoppable war gods in Nightmare Mode at relatively little risk and without committing any crimes, then use this high-Juice squad to easily win the rest of the game.
14th Nov '16 4:00:53 PM Aquillion
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* NonIndicativeDifficulty: If played normally, the ''Nightmare'' and ''We Didn't Start The Fire'' modes (which start you in a hellish conservative dystopia and with the Conservative Crime Squad actively opposing you, respectively) make the game much harder. However, there's a strategy that can make them easier than normal play; since both the Conservative Crime Squad and Nightmare Mode's book-burning Firemen are {{CompleteMonster}}s, you don't get heat from the government or negative publicity for killing them. This allows you to grind your entire squad into unstoppable war gods in Nightmare Mode at relatively little risk and without committing any crimes, then use this high-Juice squad to easily win the rest of the game.

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* NonIndicativeDifficulty: If played normally, the ''Nightmare'' and ''We Didn't Start The Fire'' modes (which start you in a hellish conservative dystopia and with the Conservative Crime Squad actively opposing you, respectively) make the game much harder. However, there's a strategy that can make them easier than normal play; since both the Conservative Crime Squad and Nightmare Mode's book-burning Firemen are {{CompleteMonster}}s, {{Complete Monster}}s, you don't get heat from the government or negative publicity for killing them. This allows you to grind your entire squad into unstoppable war gods in Nightmare Mode at relatively little risk and without committing any crimes, then use this high-Juice squad to easily win the rest of the game.
14th Nov '16 4:00:29 PM Aquillion
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* NonIndicativeDifficulty: If played normally, the ''Nightmare'' and ''We Didn't Start The Fire'' modes (which start you in a hellish conservative dystopia and with the Conservative Crime Squad actively opposing you, respectively) make the game much harder. However, there's a strategy that can make them easier than normal play; since both the Conservative Crime Squad and Nightmare Mode's book-burning Firemen are CompleteMonsters, you don't get heat from the government or negative publicity for killing them. This allows you to grind your entire squad into unstoppable war gods in Nightmare Mode at relatively little risk and without committing any crimes, then use this high-Juice squad to easily win the rest of the game.

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* NonIndicativeDifficulty: If played normally, the ''Nightmare'' and ''We Didn't Start The Fire'' modes (which start you in a hellish conservative dystopia and with the Conservative Crime Squad actively opposing you, respectively) make the game much harder. However, there's a strategy that can make them easier than normal play; since both the Conservative Crime Squad and Nightmare Mode's book-burning Firemen are CompleteMonsters, {{CompleteMonster}}s, you don't get heat from the government or negative publicity for killing them. This allows you to grind your entire squad into unstoppable war gods in Nightmare Mode at relatively little risk and without committing any crimes, then use this high-Juice squad to easily win the rest of the game.
14th Nov '16 4:00:05 PM Aquillion
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14th Nov '16 3:58:59 PM Aquillion
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* NonIndicativeDifficulty: If played normally, the ''Nightmare'' and ''We Didn't Start The Fire'' modes (which start you in a hellish conservative dystopia and with the Conservative Crime Squad actively opposing you, respectively) make the game much harder. However, there's a strategy that can make them easier than normal play; since both the Conservative Crime Squad and Nightmare Mode's book-burning Firemen are CompleteMonsters, you don't get heat from the government or negative publicity for killing them. This allows you to grind your entire squad into unstoppable war gods in Nightmare Mode at relatively little risk and without committing any crimes, then use this high-Juice squad to easily win the rest of the game.
23rd Oct '16 4:41:16 PM Luigifan
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Picture a world where PoliticalCartoons are the truth- now, imagine that world erupting into civil war.

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Picture a world where PoliticalCartoons are the truth- truth -- now, imagine that world erupting into civil war.



There are a number of ways to persuade the people in power to see things liberally. First of all, you can free sweatshop workers and destroy the machinery to cut into the conservatives' budget. You can also make T-shirts for fun and profit, and also to spread your liberal word far and wide. You can also kidnap and brainwash numerous people, causing them to become 'sleepers' within their respective jobs, fighting for the liberal cause from the inside. You can of course also steal cars and cash to get around and to lubricate interactions with others, as these will become important parts of furthering the liberal cause as you progress.

In addition to its political roots, the game was originally created as a parody-slash-homage to Oubliette, an obscure 1983 computer RPG with similar core party, exploration and combat mechanics; however, LCS took on a life of its own and grew from there.

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There are a number of ways to persuade the people in power to see things liberally. First of all, you can free sweatshop workers and destroy the machinery to cut into the conservatives' budget. You can also make T-shirts for fun and profit, and also to spread your liberal word far and wide. You can also kidnap and brainwash numerous people, causing them to become 'sleepers' within their respective jobs, fighting for the liberal cause from the inside. You can can, of course course, also steal cars and cash to get around and to lubricate interactions with others, as these will become important parts of furthering the liberal cause as you progress.

In addition to its political roots, the game was originally created as a parody-slash-homage to Oubliette, an obscure 1983 computer RPG with similar core party, exploration exploration, and combat mechanics; however, LCS took on a life of its own and grew from there.



* ActivistFundamentalistAntics: As a general case, your group performs these to raise awareness. On a smaller scale dedicated to single people, LCS can attract followers by a pickup line or by discussing an issue. The LCS may also spend a day and materials to convert a kidnapped hostage to liberalism. It's not perfectly one-sided: enemies can try same to your characters using one combat round of effort.
* ActualPacifist: One of the few combat-heavy games which allows an [[ActualPacifist Actual]] PacifistRun - there is absolutely no challenge in the game which cannot be solved nonviolently; even your EvilCounterpart the Conservative Crime Squad can be defeated without bloodshed. Depending on the version, a PacifistRun might actually be ''easier'' than playing normally.
* {{AKA 47}}: Averted - it's a freeware game, there are no worries about gun manufacturers suing.

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* ActivistFundamentalistAntics: As a general case, your group performs these to raise awareness. On a smaller scale dedicated to single people, LCS can attract followers by a pickup line or by discussing an issue. The LCS may also spend a day and materials to convert a kidnapped hostage to liberalism. It's not perfectly one-sided: enemies can try to do the same to your characters using one combat round of effort.
* ActualPacifist: One of the few combat-heavy games which allows an [[ActualPacifist Actual]] PacifistRun - -- there is absolutely no challenge in the game which cannot be solved nonviolently; even your EvilCounterpart the Conservative Crime Squad can be defeated without bloodshed. Depending on the version, a PacifistRun might actually be ''easier'' than playing normally.
* {{AKA 47}}: Averted - -- it's a freeware game, there are no worries about gun manufacturers suing.



* ArmorIsUseless: Averted - armor ''can'' degrade, though, so train your tailors well.
* ArmyOfThievesAndWhores: You can ''literally'' have on in this game by recruiting [[KleptomaniacHero Professional]] Thieves and [[TheOldestProfession Prostitutes]].

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* ArmorIsUseless: Averted - -- armor ''can'' degrade, though, so train your tailors well.
* ArmyOfThievesAndWhores: You can ''literally'' have on one in this game by recruiting [[KleptomaniacHero Professional]] Thieves and [[TheOldestProfession Prostitutes]].



* AttackAttackAttack: If the Death Squads respond in force to your presence at a site, they'll send in endless waves of heavily-armed, motivated troopers after you, never stopping or retreating until all of your militants are dead or gone, even if you slaughter them by the hundreds. Additionally, while you can beat back individual attacks on your safehouses and force them into retreat, they'll just regroup, bring additional forces, and try again in a few days. And then try again in a few more days, and again in a few more days, [[IWillFightSomeMoreForever and again...]] They bring in bigger, stronger forces to deal with you every time - it starts with SWAT teams, and then escalates to National Guard troops, then regular army, and can eventually result in your compound getting carpet-bombed from the air, your barricades blown up by combat engineers, [[TankGoodness tanks]] covering the entrance to your compound, and ''[[BadassCrew Seal Team Six]]'' ''leading the final assault on your fortifications''.

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* AttackAttackAttack: If the Death Squads respond in force to your presence at a site, they'll send in endless waves of heavily-armed, motivated troopers after you, never stopping or retreating until all of your militants are dead or gone, even if you slaughter them by the hundreds. Additionally, while you can beat back individual attacks on your safehouses and force them into retreat, they'll just regroup, bring additional forces, and try again in a few days. And then try again in a few more days, and again in a few more days, [[IWillFightSomeMoreForever and again...]] They bring in bigger, stronger forces to deal with you every time - -- it starts with SWAT teams, and then escalates to National Guard troops, then regular army, and can eventually result in your compound getting carpet-bombed from the air, your barricades blown up by combat engineers, [[TankGoodness tanks]] covering the entrance to your compound, and ''[[BadassCrew Seal Team Six]]'' ''leading the final assault on your fortifications''.



** Amusingly, particularly inexperienced/unskilled characters - friendly and hostile - have a tendency to be inaccurate when ''punching'', leading to incidents where an enemy takes a swing at you and accidentally punches a random bystander, kicking off a huge brawl.

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** Amusingly, particularly inexperienced/unskilled characters - -- friendly and hostile - -- have a tendency to be inaccurate when ''punching'', leading to incidents where an enemy takes a swing at you and accidentally punches a random bystander, kicking off a huge brawl.



* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: Averted; the number of people a squad member can recruit is determined by their rank and certain skills, and the number of people the Squad can recruit total is technically infinite - recruiting people to recruit more people to recruit more people like some sort of guerrilla warfare pyramid scheme.

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* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: Averted; the number of people a squad member can recruit is determined by their rank and certain skills, and the number of people the Squad can recruit total is technically infinite - -- recruiting people to recruit more people to recruit more people like some sort of guerrilla warfare pyramid scheme.



* BankRobbery: You can either hand the teller a threatening note (which nets you a relatively small sum of cash), force them to open the vault (which calls the police very quickly) or do it HeistFilm style by having a skilled hacker, lockpicker and the bank manager (who, in order to rouse the least suspicion, should be a sleeper) open it for you.

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* BankRobbery: You can either hand the teller a threatening note (which nets you a relatively small sum of cash), force them to open the vault (which calls the police very quickly) quickly), or do it HeistFilm style by having a skilled hacker, lockpicker lockpicker, and the bank manager (who, in order to rouse the least suspicion, should be a sleeper) open it for you.



** The AR-15. It's incapable of burst fire unlike the M16, but it's very accurate, powerful, and the lack of burst fire actually helps to conserve ammo, as skilled Liberals can instantly kill or severely maim a Conservative(causing a CycleOfHurting due to the fact that being wounded inhibits combat ability) with a single bullet.
* BullyingADragon: When an LCS squad wanted for murder counts in the thousands decides to do a rampage at the AM radio station, armed with M-16 and equipped with army body armor, they are [[ZergRush met with waves of angry mobs with]] TorchesAndPitchforks. Conversely, in the early game many players make the mistake of deliberately pissing off the corporations by stealing and publishing all their secret files...and [[CurbStompBattle they have hordes of mercenaries, and you have a team of hackers and a printing press.]]

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** The AR-15. It's incapable of burst fire unlike the M16, but it's very accurate, powerful, and the lack of burst fire actually helps to conserve ammo, as skilled Liberals can instantly kill or severely maim a Conservative(causing Conservative (causing a CycleOfHurting due to the fact that being wounded inhibits combat ability) with a single bullet.
* BullyingADragon: When an LCS squad wanted for murder counts in the thousands decides to do a rampage at the AM radio station, armed with M-16 and equipped with army body armor, they are [[ZergRush met with waves of angry mobs with]] TorchesAndPitchforks. Conversely, in the early game game, many players make the mistake of deliberately pissing off the corporations by stealing and publishing all their secret files...files... and [[CurbStompBattle they have hordes of mercenaries, and you have a team of hackers and a printing press.]]



** In the later releases, it is very difficult to get an acquittal of such charge, and even if acquitted, you are still sent back to finish the previous sentence.

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** In the later releases, it is very difficult to get an acquittal of such a charge, and even if acquitted, you are still sent back to finish the previous sentence.



* CIAEvilFBIGood: The CIA are evil and may even devolve into ''Ministry of Love'', engaged in all sorts of abuses and will retaliate by sending agents on wetwork to murder you. The FBI don't appear directly. However [[spoiler:they will carry out the dismantling of the CCS once you expose their backers list - down to storming their last warehouse.]]

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* CIAEvilFBIGood: The CIA are evil and may even devolve into ''Ministry of Love'', engaged in all sorts of abuses abuses, and will retaliate by sending agents on wetwork to murder you. The FBI don't appear directly. However However, [[spoiler:they will carry out the dismantling of the CCS once you expose their backers list - -- down to storming their last warehouse.]]
9th Oct '16 6:00:06 PM LentilSandEater
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* AlmightyJanitor: Dancers and yoga instructors. No combat skills... [[UnskilledButStrong But 10 base agility and health]].

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* AlmightyJanitor: AlmightyJanitor:
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Dancers and yoga instructors. No combat skills... [[UnskilledButStrong But 10 base agility and health]].



* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: "The defendant, Eric Read, is charged with 3 counts of treason, terrorism, 3 counts of kidnapping, 9 counts of aiding a prison escape, 82 counts of felony assault, 64 counts of murder, 3 counts of theft, 26 counts of breaking and entering, 28 counts of vandalism and disturbing the peace. How will you conduct the defense?"
** That's nothing. [[http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad211/Leafsnail/SaveScummedWow.png Try 1980 counts of murder...]]
*** With [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking 4 of disturbing the peace]]...

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
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"The defendant, Eric Read, is charged with 3 counts of treason, terrorism, 3 counts of kidnapping, 9 counts of aiding a prison escape, 82 counts of felony assault, 64 counts of murder, 3 counts of theft, 26 counts of breaking and entering, 28 counts of vandalism and disturbing the peace. How will you conduct the defense?"
** That's nothing. [[http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad211/Leafsnail/SaveScummedWow.png Try 1980 counts of murder...]]
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murder.]] With [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking 4 of disturbing the peace]]...
20th Jun '16 11:29:05 AM gewunomox
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** The game mode where you start with the Conservative Crime Squad already active is called [[BillyJoel We Didn't Start The Fire]].

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** The game mode where you start with the Conservative Crime Squad already active is called [[BillyJoel [[Music/BillyJoel We Didn't Start The Fire]].
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