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This Is the Police

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Available on:PCJul 28, 2016
Nintendo SwitchDec 5, 2017

Developer: Weappy Studio

Publisher: EuroVideo Medien

Genres: Action, Strategy

Dive into a deep story of corruption, crime and intrigue. Take the role of gritty Police Chief Jack Boyd, and come face to face with the ugly underbelly of Freeburg, a city spiraling the drain. Will Jack reach his retirement with a nice stack of bills, or will he end up broken ... or worse? Manage your staff, respond to emergencies, and investigate crimes in a city on the brink of chaos. The mafia underworld maneuvers behind the scenes, sinking their claws ever deeper into the city, even as the mayor is ready to exploit every situation to his political advantage. Choose your approach to each situation as it unfolds. Sometimes you’ll be responding to a developing crisis at a crime scene, or negotiating with Freeburg’s crime bosses. Sometimes you’ll find yourself dodging questions in the press room, or even the occasional cross-examination in the witness box. Can you keep this pressure cooker from exploding, at least for long enough to stash away a nice retirement nest egg?

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This Is The Police looks and sounds gorgeous, but becomes dull and repetitive after the first couple of hours.

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This is the Police is far too long for the amount of content it provides. Only true believers will make it within shouting distance of the ending

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This Is the Police is an enjoyable but flawed management sim that gives you a taste of what it's like to be the chief of police.

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This is the Police presents situations that aren’t deep enough to invoke social commentary, yet it still takes the opportunity to arbitrarily throw them out in the open. It’s missing key storytelling elements that allow for that kind of messaging, and in the mundane yet slur-sprinkled missions those ideas fall apart. However with its interesting gameplay mechanics, pretty packaging, and plans for a sandbox mode it has a lot of future promise which I hope they deliver on.

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This is the Police is a story driven management adventure where choices matter a great deal. The city is filled with crime and some cases will falsely be assumed criminal. We are organizing a police unit and investigators with two shifts, having an option to call someone to work the next day or take extra tasks. Some people will call in sick, or there will be a corruption occurring.

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