History VisualNovel / Policenauts

17th Apr '18 1:53:24 PM Vahanisback
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* {{Leitmotif}}: The original opening track, "Old L.A. 2040", has a distinct 11-note riff that appears in several other tracks throughout the game.
17th Apr '18 8:43:51 AM Vahanisback
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* BlackBestFriend: Ed. [[spoiler:He's also the only one of the Policenauts outside of Jonathan who doesn't turn evil.]]
6th Apr '18 3:35:27 PM AgentSkyblueM7
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* WireDilemma: The bomb planted inside an Elles designer bag -- which is stashed inside a [[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles counterfeit Elles bag store]]. Jonathan suggests they use Anna's bag as a litmus test, but the plan goes sour when Ed confides that the bag (a birthday gift from him) is [[OhCrap yet another fake]].

to:

* WireDilemma: The bomb planted inside an Elles designer bag -- which is stashed inside a [[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles counterfeit Elles bag store]]. Jonathan suggests they use Anna's bag as a litmus test, but the plan goes sour when Ed confides that the bag (a birthday gift from him) is [[OhCrap yet another fake]]. [[spoiler: Meryl then shows up [[ChekhovsGift with a real one which she got from Dave that she never actually used, but was still tucked away in the car]].]]
6th Mar '18 6:02:27 AM Dghcrh
Is there an issue? Send a Message


%%* HotScoop: Karen Hojo.
11th Feb '18 8:05:37 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


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 [[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.

to:

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}} [[UsefulNotes/{{PC98}} NEC PC-9821]] computer platform in 1994, with console ports for the [[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.
18th Jan '18 6:05:10 PM TheTropper
Is there an issue? Send a Message





%%* BuddyCopShow

to:

%%* BuddyCopShow* BuddyCopShow: Much like ''Film/LethalWeapon'', if it was an anime.


Added DiffLines:

* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: If the bomb is failed to be disabled, after continuing, Jonathan and Ed tell each to forget that the previous explosion that killed them didnít happen.
13th Jan '18 1:20:03 AM alchixinren
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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. Notably, this particular confusion is LostInTranslation due to the different ways in which Japanese and English order adjectives.
28th Nov '17 9:33:02 PM Unsung
Is there an issue? Send a Message


%%* BigBadFriend:



* CaughtOnTape: [[spoiler: Johnathan captures Gates' true colors after exposing his motive rant on what he, Toscanini and Tokugawa have been doing on Beyond by using a small camera on his ear.]]

to:

* CaughtOnTape: [[spoiler: Johnathan Jonathan captures Gates' true colors after exposing his motive rant on what he, Toscanini and Tokugawa have been doing on Beyond by using a small camera on his ear.]]



** Ishida's [[VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}} 2042 calendar]] [[{{Feelies}} that he got from a video game]]. [[LampshadeHanging It's even mentioned by one of the characters]] that, given a haircut and a trench coat, [[{{Expy}} Johnathan would look just like the guy in the middle]].

to:

** Ishida's [[VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}} 2042 calendar]] [[{{Feelies}} that he got from a video game]]. [[LampshadeHanging It's even mentioned by one of the characters]] that, given a haircut and a trench coat, [[{{Expy}} Johnathan Jonathan would look just like the guy in the middle]].



* TiredOfRunning: After what happened towards the end of the game, Johnathan decides to time to face his enemies after running away for a long time.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Only Ed and Johnathan are the only good members of the Policenauts.

to:

* ThisIsUnforgivable: Translated as "I'll never forgive you, [[spoiler:Gates Becker]]!" in the romhack.
* TiredOfRunning: After what happened towards the end of the game, Johnathan Jonathan decides to time to face his enemies after running away for a long time.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Only Ed and Johnathan Jonathan are the only good members of the Policenauts.
31st Oct '17 11:50:30 AM cartoonfan945
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CaughtOnTape: [[spoiler: Johnathan captures Gates' true colors after exposing his motive rant on what he, Toscanini and Tokugawa have been doing on Beyond by using a small camera on his ear.]]



%%* MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot

to:

%%* MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot* MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot: The drugs trafficking [[spoiler: is all a hoax for another crime coverup.]]


Added DiffLines:

* TiredOfRunning: After what happened towards the end of the game, Johnathan decides to time to face his enemies after running away for a long time.
10th Oct '17 7:52:49 PM Odacon_Spy
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AwesomeMcCoolname: Jonathan Ingram.

to:

* AwesomeMcCoolname: Jonathan Ingram.Ingram, Gates Becker and Tony Redwood.
This list shows the last 10 events of 83. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=VisualNovel.Policenauts