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''COPS 2170: The Power of Law'' is a 2004 Cyberpunk RolePlayingGame/TurnBasedTactics hybrid, developed by GFI Russia. The plotline follows a young woman called Katy, who joins her city’s police force in hopes of doing good by [[ByTheBookCop upholding the law]].

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''COPS 2170: The Power of Law'' is a 2004 Cyberpunk RolePlayingGame/TurnBasedTactics {{Cyberpunk}} [[RolePlayingGame RPG]] / TurnBasedTactics hybrid, developed by GFI Russia. The plotline follows a young woman called Katy, who joins her city’s police force in hopes of doing good by [[ByTheBookCop upholding the law]].






** The female squad-members assigned to Katryn can also fufill this trope.

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** The female squad-members assigned to Katryn can also fufill fulfill this trope.



* MiniMecha: There are some powerful mechs equipped with lasers in the game. To make matters worse, they avert ImperialStormtroopersMarksmanshipAcademy and are every bit as accurate as you would expect from a computer system with superhuman reaction time.

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* MiniMecha: There are some powerful mechs equipped with lasers in the game. To make matters worse, they avert ImperialStormtroopersMarksmanshipAcademy and are every bit as accurate as you would expect from a computer system with superhuman reaction time.





''COPS 2170: The Power of Law'' is a 2004 Cyberpunk RolePlayingGame/TurnBasedTactics hybrid, developed by the Russian studio …. The plotline follows a young woman called Katy, who joins her City’s police force in the hope to do good by [[ByTheBookCop upholding the law]].

However, she is soon confronted by the reality of policing in the Hive City she inhabits, and is approached by a secret clique of police officers who abandon the written law entirely and only seek to further their own ends. Things don't stand still while she wrestles with the moral quandaries of that decision, and the struggles between city’s various factions, such as The Syndicate and the local mutants, heat up. Katy can favour one faction over others in her line of duty, which increases her standing with them at the expense of others, and opens up alternate storylines.

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''COPS 2170: The Power of Law'' is a 2004 Cyberpunk RolePlayingGame/TurnBasedTactics hybrid, developed by the Russian studio …. GFI Russia. The plotline follows a young woman called Katy, who joins her City’s city’s police force in the hope to do hopes of doing good by [[ByTheBookCop upholding the law]].

However, she is soon confronted by the reality of policing in the Hive City she inhabits, and is approached by a secret clique of police officers who [[DirtyCop abandon the written law entirely and only seek to further their own ends. ends]]. Things don't stand still while she wrestles with the moral quandaries of that decision, and the struggles between the city’s various factions, such as The Syndicate and the local mutants, heat up. Katy can favour one faction over others in her line of duty, which increases her standing with them at the expense of others, and opens up alternate storylines.



* ArtificialStupidity: The enemy AI is pretty good, capable of exploiting cover and line-of-sight ranges to fight pretty effectively. The AI-controlled friendly cops, however, can do no such thing and will frequently just shoot at point-blank or run mindlessly back-and-forth.

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* ArtificialStupidity: The enemy AI is pretty good, capable of exploiting cover and line-of-sight ranges to fight pretty effectively. The AI-controlled friendly cops, however, can do no such thing and will frequently just shoot at point-blank range or run mindlessly back-and-forth.



* BlindIdiotTranslation: The English translation was no better than that of VideoGame/{{Pathologic}} and VideoGame/ParadiseCracked. The title itself is a great example: the punk rock-like “Power of law” is a mistranslation of ( Власть закона), i.e. the '''rule''' of law.

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* BlindIdiotTranslation: The English translation was no better than that of VideoGame/{{Pathologic}} and VideoGame/ParadiseCracked.''VideoGame/{{Pathologic}}'' or ''VideoGame/ParadiseCracked''. The title itself is a great example: the punk rock-like “Power of law” is a mistranslation of ( Власть закона), i.e. the '''rule''' of law.



* EarlyGameHell: Much like in VideoGame/XCom, the early-game armor is no better at protecting your characters than modern "bulletproof" vests. Dying in a single hit is entirely possible.

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* EarlyGameHell: Much like in VideoGame/XCom, ''VideoGame/XCom'', the early-game armor is no better at protecting your characters than modern "bulletproof" vests. [[OneHitPointWonder Dying in a single hit hit]] is entirely possible.



* KillItWithFire: Like in VideoGame/ParadiseCracked, the studio’s previous project, various incendiary weapons are very popular in 2170. There are guns firing incendiary bullets, incendiary grenades and flamethrowers. There’s a good reason for that, too: characters are soon set on fire and receive hefty amounts of damage every turn.
* MegaCorp: The Syndicate, which are one of the game’s many factions. You can assist them in their goals (like wiping out mutants) increase your standing with them or work with their rivals instead.

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* KillItWithFire: Like in VideoGame/ParadiseCracked, ''VideoGame/ParadiseCracked'', the studio’s previous project, various incendiary weapons are very popular in 2170. There are guns firing incendiary bullets, incendiary grenades and flamethrowers. There’s a good reason for that, too: characters are soon set on fire and receive hefty amounts of damage every turn.
* MegaCorp: The Syndicate, which are one of the game’s many factions. You can assist them in their goals goals, (like wiping out mutants) increase increasing your standing with them them, or work with their rivals instead.



* RatStomp: Those rats are mutant, however, and can wield guns as well as anyone else. God help you if you encounter even larger [=RoboRats=] with heavy machine guns…

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* RatStomp: Those rats are mutant, mutants, however, and can wield guns as well as anyone else. God help you if you encounter even larger [=RoboRats=] with heavy machine guns…


'''COPS 2170: The Power of Law''' is a 2004 Cyberpunk RolePlayingGame/TurnBasedTactics hybrid, developed by the Russian studio …. The plotline follows a young woman called Katy, who joins her City’s police force in the hope to do good by [[ByTheBookCop upholding the law]].

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'''COPS ''COPS 2170: The Power of Law''' Law'' is a 2004 Cyberpunk RolePlayingGame/TurnBasedTactics hybrid, developed by the Russian studio …. The plotline follows a young woman called Katy, who joins her City’s police force in the hope to do good by [[ByTheBookCop upholding the law]].



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'''COPS 2170: The Power of Law''' is a 2004 Cyberpunk RolePlayingGame/TurnBasedTactics hybrid, developed by the Russian studio …. The plotline follows a young woman called Katy, who joins her City’s police force in the hope to do good by [[ByTheBookCop upholding the law]].

However, she is soon confronted by the reality of policing in the Hive City she inhabits, and is approached by a secret clique of police officers who abandon the written law entirely and only seek to further their own ends. Things don't stand still while she wrestles with the moral quandaries of that decision, and the struggles between city’s various factions, such as The Syndicate and the local mutants, heat up. Katy can favour one faction over others in her line of duty, which increases her standing with them at the expense of others, and opens up alternate storylines.

!! This game provides examples of the following tropes:

* ActionGirl: Katy herself, of course.
** The female squad-members assigned to Katryn can also fufill this trope.
* ArtificialStupidity: The enemy AI is pretty good, capable of exploiting cover and line-of-sight ranges to fight pretty effectively. The AI-controlled friendly cops, however, can do no such thing and will frequently just shoot at point-blank or run mindlessly back-and-forth.
* BadBadActing: Another relic of the awful translation in the English version.
* BlindIdiotTranslation: The English translation was no better than that of VideoGame/{{Pathologic}} and VideoGame/ParadiseCracked. The title itself is a great example: the punk rock-like “Power of law” is a mistranslation of ( Власть закона), i.e. the '''rule''' of law.
* BossInMookClothing: [=RoboRats=], whose heavy machine guns are the bane of players early on in the game.
* {{Cyberspace}}: Present, and you get to visit it occasionally.
* EarlyGameHell: Much like in VideoGame/XCom, the early-game armor is no better at protecting your characters than modern "bulletproof" vests. Dying in a single hit is entirely possible.
* FetchQuest: Plenty of them feature, both as sidequests, and as part of the main storyline.
* FogOfWar: A mild variety, as you can still see the level layout beyond your characters’ line of sight; you simply can’t see the enemies. Unfortunately, your squad members always have unnaturally low range of vision at low levels and cannot see further then a dozen paces ahead of them.
* GangstaStyle: The default way to hold a pistol in the game.
* GridInventory: Present here. In addition, there’s also a carrying capacity based on the characters’ current strength. While going over this capacity doesn’t [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion freeze you on the spot]], it will significantly reduce the number of action points available to the overloaded character.
* KillItWithFire: Like in VideoGame/ParadiseCracked, the studio’s previous project, various incendiary weapons are very popular in 2170. There are guns firing incendiary bullets, incendiary grenades and flamethrowers. There’s a good reason for that, too: characters are soon set on fire and receive hefty amounts of damage every turn.
* MegaCorp: The Syndicate, which are one of the game’s many factions. You can assist them in their goals (like wiping out mutants) increase your standing with them or work with their rivals instead.
* MiniMecha: There are some powerful mechs equipped with lasers in the game. To make matters worse, they avert ImperialStormtroopersMarksmanshipAcademy and are every bit as accurate as you would expect from a computer system with superhuman reaction time.
* MoodWhiplash: The story segment where you fight evil clowns that have giant, man-sized candles as supporting units looks positively bizarre in contrast to the Cyberpunk grittiness of corrupt corporations, crime bosses and mutant gangs that comes before and after.
* PoliceBrutality: As expected of a Cyberpunk world. Katryn can try to avoid it or get on it as well: see VideoGameCrueltyPotential below.
* PurelyAestheticGender: There’s no functional difference between male and female companions.
* RatStomp: Those rats are mutant, however, and can wield guns as well as anyone else. God help you if you encounter even larger [=RoboRats=] with heavy machine guns…
* RodentsOfUnusualSize: The mutated, sentient rats, capable of operating tech and wielding firearms, are rather frequent in the slums, and have become so common even the police had accepted their existence as a given by the time the game begins.
* SidetrackBonus: There are plenty of nooks and crannies with bonus items on the maps.
* TrialAndErrorGameplay: There’s no tutorial in the game; it just begins and leaves you alone to figure out all its systems.
* UnusualWeaponMounting: The giant [=RoboRats=] have heavy machine guns mounted on their backs.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Don’t feel like getting permits so that a local boss can let you through? Just shoot him and his gang on the spot (if you can manage it).
** Another example is to do with your team-mates. The fastest way to obtain best armour and weapons is to stand aside in every fight until your companions are dead, then loot their equipment and sell it. There’s no punishment for that in the game, and there’ll always be more randomly generated troops for your next mission.
** The choices you face when siding with the factions allow for plenty of this. Why follow the law and help out a bunch of mutants that nobody likes anyway, when you can murder them all to clear the premises for a ruthless MegaCorp that’ll give you a hefty reward for doing so?

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