History VideoGame / PoliceQuest

11th Apr '16 11:17:13 AM Kalrot
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Police Quest is a series of {{adventure game}}s developed and published by {{Sierra}}. Similar to an interactive ''Series/{{CSI}}'', the first three games had players take the role of Sonny Bonds, a police officer in the city of Lytton, California.

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Police Quest is a series of {{adventure game}}s developed and published by {{Sierra}}. Similar to an interactive ''Series/{{CSI}}'', PoliceProcedural, the first three games had players take the role of Sonny Bonds, a police officer in the city of Lytton, California.
6th Mar '16 2:10:05 PM SilverDragon
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* WhatTheHellPlayer: In PQ4, try giving the candybar to Hal.

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* WhatTheHellPlayer: In PQ4, [=PQ4=], try giving the candybar to Hal.
6th Mar '16 2:06:05 PM SilverDragon
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* SymbolSwearing: The non-voiced games uses symbols to censor swear words. This becomes less relied on in PQIII, and is averted in PQIV, where they simply minimize the swearing and use it sparingly, or even [[GoshDangItToHeck just use other words.]]

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* SymbolSwearing: The non-voiced games uses use symbols to censor swear words. This becomes less relied on in PQIII, and is averted in PQIV, where they simply minimize the swearing and use it sparingly, or even [[GoshDangItToHeck just use other words.]]
6th Mar '16 2:05:18 PM SilverDragon
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** Again When you [[spoiler: save [[DamselInDistress Marie]] from Bains in the 2nd game.]]

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** Again When when you [[spoiler: save [[DamselInDistress Marie]] from Bains in the 2nd second game.]]



** Precient (a new Police Simulator on kickstarter) was suppose to be this but was canceled due to lack of funding.

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** Precient (a new Police Simulator on kickstarter) was suppose supposed to be this but was canceled due to lack of funding.



** In PQI, You can fall into a river and flow away, drowning soon after.
** PQII has a few instances where you can fall into a river, a lake, or even a sewer and drown. The river can be avoided by calling in a dive team (see OxygenMeter in the Police Quest II section), and the sewer is justified since it is sewer sledge you are submerging into, and the methane gas makes a deadly combination.

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** In PQI, You you can fall into a river and flow away, drowning soon after.
** PQII has a few instances where you can fall into a river, a lake, or even a sewer and drown. The river can be avoided by calling in a dive team (see OxygenMeter in the Police Quest II section), and the sewer is justified since it is sewer sledge sludge you are submerging into, and the methane gas makes a deadly combination.
6th Mar '16 1:16:52 PM SilverDragon
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** In PQII, there is a mugger who will go after Sonny. Just show use the two-way radio for Keith, and he'll high-tail it. It doesn't take Keith long to catch him though.
** The customer of a drug dealer will surrender immediately the moment you order him to freeze and come out with a gun while the dealer runs (though if you keep Laura informed, he'll be intercepted as the game requires). The remake, however, subverts this as the customer does make an attempt to escape, but get's held up when Sonny gets closer and orders him to freeze once again.

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** In PQII, there is a mugger who will go after Sonny. Just show and use the two-way radio for Keith, and he'll high-tail it. It doesn't take Keith long to catch him though.
** The In the first game, the customer of a drug dealer will surrender immediately the moment you order him to freeze and come out with a gun while the dealer runs (though if you keep Laura informed, he'll be intercepted as the game requires). The remake, however, subverts this as the customer does make an attempt to escape, but get's gets held up when Sonny gets closer and orders him to freeze once again.
6th Mar '16 12:56:00 PM SilverDragon
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* ArtShift: PQI was a graphic text adventure that was quirky in it's own right. PQII went for a style akin to a BuddyCopShow. Japan got a more [[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/policequest/policequest.htm manga-inspired]] PQII. PQIII and the remake of I went for a more realistic look, especially for three to highlight how depressing it got when the story kicks off. PQIV, especially with the change in designers AND since Sierra was experimenting with other FMV games like [[{{VideoGame/Phantasmagoria}} Phantasmagoria]], utilized digitized graphics to make the game look even more realistic, darker, and more depressing (though it ended up being almost as silly as PQI and II in some scenes). PQ SWAT wasn't as dark but still utilized digitized graphics and FMVs heavily. The rest of the SWAT games decided to take up 3d models from then on.

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* ArtShift: PQI was a graphic text adventure that was quirky in it's its own right. PQII went for a style akin to a BuddyCopShow. Japan got a more [[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/policequest/policequest.htm manga-inspired]] PQII. PQIII and the remake of I went for a more realistic look, especially for three to highlight how depressing it got when the story kicks off. PQIV, especially with the change in designers AND since Sierra was experimenting with other FMV games like [[{{VideoGame/Phantasmagoria}} Phantasmagoria]], utilized digitized graphics to make the game look even more realistic, darker, and more depressing (though it ended up being almost as silly as PQI and II in some scenes). PQ SWAT wasn't as dark but still utilized digitized graphics and FMVs heavily. The rest of the SWAT games decided to take up 3d models from then on.
6th Mar '16 12:46:09 PM SilverDragon
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You can play the first game free and legally in HTML5 [[http://www.sarien.net/ here]].

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You can play the first game free and legally in HTML5 [=HTML5=] [[http://www.sarien.net/ here]].



Jim Walls started a kickstarter for the ''Police Quest''-like game, ''[[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/precinctgame/precinct Precinct]]'', however was cancelled due to lack of funding.

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Jim Walls started a kickstarter for the ''Police Quest''-like game, ''[[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/precinctgame/precinct Precinct]]'', however however, it was cancelled due to lack of funding.
4th Mar '16 1:05:19 PM SilverDragon
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* ABirthdayNotABreak: In PQI, Jack, Sonny's fellow officer, talks about how his life is screwed up (his daughter is doing drugs (a foreshadowing for a related event), has a drinking problem, and his wife is ready to leave him). Subverted shortly after as his depression faded with the surprise party and the gag dancer showing up to lift his spirits. [[spoiler: Things do not get better for him, though: the second game personnel files show that he quit.]]


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* ABirthdayNotABreak: In PQI, Jack, Sonny's fellow officer, talks about how his life is screwed up (his daughter is doing drugs (a foreshadowing for a related event), he has a drinking problem, and his wife is ready to leave him). Subverted shortly after as his depression faded with the surprise party and the gag dancer showing up to lift his spirits. [[spoiler: Things do not get better for him, though: his daughter dies of the drug overdose, and the second game personnel files show that he quit.]]
28th Jan '16 7:34:08 PM darksoul4242
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** This could be a ShoutOut to LeisureSuitLarry, where when interacting with women, you are treated with a full portrait.
28th Jan '16 7:23:45 PM darksoul4242
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*** PQI: As long as you have the evidence to prove James and Marvin are the same people, she/he will provide a warrant to keep him in jail. [[spoiler: he'll escape anyway, unfortunately.]]

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*** PQI: As long as you have the evidence to prove James and Marvin are the same people, she/he will provide a warrant to keep him in jail. [[spoiler: he'll He'll escape anyway, unfortunately.]]
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