History VisualNovel / Policenauts

26th Dec '16 5:32:09 PM contrafanxxx
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: In true Kojima fashion, Jonathan and Ed do this if you fail the bomb-defusing scene at the end of Act 2 several times.
26th Dec '16 5:27:05 PM contrafanxxx
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* NonActionGuy: Ed, due to [[DoesntLikeGuns not being able to use a gun]]. [[spoiler: Subverted in the ending, [[BigDamnHeroes saves Jonathan from being shot by Gates]] and [[BoomHeadshot shoots Gates in the head]].]]

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* NonActionGuy: Ed, due to [[DoesntLikeGuns not being able to use a gun]]. [[spoiler: Subverted in the ending, [[BigDamnHeroes when he saves Jonathan from being shot by Gates]] and [[BoomHeadshot shoots Gates in the head]].]]
17th Dec '16 11:12:09 AM MightyKombat
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* AcronymConfusion: At one point on his space flight to Beyond Coast, Jonathan sees a news report by ''B''eyond Coast ''B''road''c''asting that abbreviates itself to BBC, and immediately confuses it with the [[Creator/TheBBC British Broadcasting Corporation]]. Redwood sets him straight.
-->'''Jonathan:''' BBC? The Brits?\\
'''Redwood:''' No, that's a program from Beyond. The "BBC" stands for "Beyond Coast Broadcasting." Another BBC.
3rd Dec '16 8:56:55 AM contrafanxxx
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* MirandaRights: [[spoiler: Gates]] recites these to Jonathan as Jonathan is being arrested for murder.
3rd Dec '16 8:56:03 AM contrafanxxx
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* ManlyTears: Ed, when [[spoiler: Marc finally accepts him as a father.]]
19th Oct '16 3:52:00 PM EeveeCurry
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* DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest: This seems to be the case with Karen, whose resemblance to her mother Lorraine does not go unnoticed by Jonathan, while Karen herself tries to make a move on Jonathan, much to Jonathan's confusion. [[spoiler:This is subverted at the end, when Karen is revealed to Jonathan's daughter, having been conceived before Jonathan's accident.]]

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* DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest: This seems to be the case with Karen, whose resemblance to her mother Lorraine does not go unnoticed by Jonathan, while Karen herself tries to make a move on Jonathan, much to Jonathan's confusion. [[spoiler:This is subverted at the end, when Karen is revealed to be Jonathan's daughter, having been conceived before Jonathan's accident.]]
12th Oct '16 6:22:28 PM contrafanxxx
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* NonActionGuy: Ed, due to [[DoesntLikeGuns not being able to use a gun]]. [[spoiler: Subverted in the ending, [[BigDamnHeroes saves Jonathan from being shot by Gates]] and [[BoomHeadshot shoots Gates in the head]].]]



* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler: At the end of the final act, Ed finally gets over his [[DoesntLikeGuns fear of guns]] and [[BigDamnHeroes saves Jonathan from Gates]] by [[BoomHeadshot shooting Gates in the head]].]]

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* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler: At the end of the final act, Ed somehow awakens from his coma and finally gets over his [[DoesntLikeGuns fear of guns]] and [[BigDamnHeroes saves Jonathan from Gates]] by [[BoomHeadshot shooting Gates in the head]].]]
12th Oct '16 6:20:44 PM contrafanxxx
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* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler: At the end of the final act, Ed finally gets over his [[DoesntLikeGuns fear of guns]] and [[BigDamnHeroes saves Jonathan from Gates]] by [[BoomHeadshot shooting Gates in the head]].]]
20th Jul '16 7:51:11 PM Vahanisback
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* {{Bookends}}: In the original PC-9821 version, the first shot was the [[spoiler: falling snowfall.]] The last shot was the [[spoiler: stars in space, which were symbolic of the snowfall in the beginning of the game.]]
28th May '16 10:59:18 AM erforce
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Building on many of ''Snatcher'''s strengths (the VisualNovel interface with shooting segments sprinkled in for good measure), ''Policenauts'' was first released for the [[{{PC98}} NEC PC-9821]] computer platform in 1994, with console ports for the [=3DO=], UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation}}, and UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn following soon after. Konami announced an English localization of the Sega Saturn version in 1996 (two years before ''Metal Gear Solid''), but ultimately chose to cancel it when the developers allegedly (according to an interview with Kojima in the official strategy guide) found themselves unable to properly sync the English dialogue to the game's pre-animated FMV cutscenes. The FanTranslation linked above is actually of the PS version - an ordeal in itself, voice recording notwithstanding, as translators ran up against a variety of oddly compressed graphics and sequences that would go outside the grain for only one or two parts of the game. The patch finally came out on Hideo Kojima's 46th birthday (August 24, 2009, which is also the date of Jonathan and Lorraine's wedding in the story), though, in what Website/SomethingAwful forumer LetsPlay/{{slowbeef}} (the "Comrade" part was appended following a Russian site catching wind of the project) calls a Beta release: aside from the Japanese-only audio, the game is not only completely playable in English but is polished enough to be considered as good as any official release could have been.

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Building on many of ''Snatcher'''s strengths (the VisualNovel interface with shooting segments sprinkled in for good measure), ''Policenauts'' was first released for the [[{{PC98}} NEC PC-9821]] computer platform in 1994, with console ports for the [=3DO=], [[UsefulNotes/ThreeDOInteractiveMultiplayer 3DO]], UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation}}, and UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn following soon after. Konami announced an English localization of the Sega Saturn version in 1996 (two years before ''Metal Gear Solid''), but ultimately chose to cancel it when the developers allegedly (according to an interview with Kojima in the official strategy guide) found themselves unable to properly sync the English dialogue to the game's pre-animated FMV cutscenes. The FanTranslation linked above is actually of the PS version - an ordeal in itself, voice recording notwithstanding, as translators ran up against a variety of oddly compressed graphics and sequences that would go outside the grain for only one or two parts of the game. The patch finally came out on Hideo Kojima's 46th birthday (August 24, 2009, which is also the date of Jonathan and Lorraine's wedding in the story), though, in what Website/SomethingAwful forumer LetsPlay/{{slowbeef}} (the "Comrade" part was appended following a Russian site catching wind of the project) calls a Beta release: aside from the Japanese-only audio, the game is not only completely playable in English but is polished enough to be considered as good as any official release could have been.
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