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Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel (DOS)

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A good Sierra remake, but why wasn’t it designed by Jim Walls? *Katakis* (37838) unrated

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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.8
Overall MobyScore (35 votes) 3.7


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90
Just Games Retro
I played the VGA remake immediately after finishing the original Police Quest, for the intentional reason of being able to make direct comparisons. If you want a better idea of what has been changed, it's worth reading the original review before continuing here. If you've sworn off EGA graphics and text parsers long ago, then you can jump right in to the VGA version. Jim Walls' story remains identical to the original, with no added scenes, no cuts, and a direct mirror of the events from the first.
83
Pelit
Police Quest 1 VGA on tähän mennessä onnistunein Sierran VGA-käännöksistä (muita ovat Larry 1 ja SQ 1). Siitä nauttivat sekä ne, jotka ovat pelanneet AGI-version läpi ajat sitten, että ne nuoret pelurit, jotka eivät ole moisesta edes koskaan kuulleetkaan. Minä huomaamattani nykäisin pelin läpi puolessa päivässä, mutta muut varmaankin nauttivat siitä paljon kauemmin. Suosittelen.
80
Adventure Classic Gaming
The remake of Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel is welcomed by this adventure gamer ever since I have tinkered with the original release. The original version is a demanding game, with a typed command interface that uses keyboard arrows to make the game characters move on screen. I cannot count the times I have mistakenly reached for my mouse only to remember that it is of no use then. When the enhanced VGA edition of the game lights up my screen that uses a multifunctional cursor I smile to myself and think, “now I can relax and get involved in this game.” Most of you simply do not realize how technology has advanced in adventure gaming until you have experienced playing one of the oldies.
77
PC Games (Germany)
Police Quest bietet eine solide Hintergrundstory, witzige Kommentare in bewährter Sierra-Manier und megabyte-weise hochwertige Grafiken und Soundeffekte. Die Animationen sind durch die Bank gut gelungen und vermitteln so einen Hauch Miami Vice-Feeling. Punktabzug kassiert das Spiel für die manchmal extrem langen Wartezeiten für neue Aufträge, die Sie nur durch nervtötendes Abfahren der Straßenzüge ausfüllen können. Ansonsten hat Police Quest alles, was ein zünftiges Adventure braucht. Die ersten Erfolgserlebnisse stellen sich sehr schnell ein, so daß vor allem Einsteiger damit bestens bedient sein dürften.
70
Adventure Gamers
Police Quest 1 is a delightful throwback for nostalgia nerds, to a time when this sort of dramatic content was new ground for games and an adventure could make a kid want to be a police officer when he grows up. Twenty years later, both the original and the remake are still fun and easy to play, and required playing for adventure game historians.
60
Aventura y Cía
Entre lo bueno está un desarrollo claro, fluido, con personajes, argumento y puzzles claros y definidos, donde siempre hay un objetivo, y unas características técnicas que siguen siendo agradablemente llamativas. Entre lo malo está un mensaje un tanto ultraconservador, debido a la visión que tiene Jim Walls de los males de la sociedad y de cómo arreglarlos -que ojo, a lo mejor es que en EEUU la cosa era bien distinta y los clichés se cumplían en su totalidad- y una mecánica de juego en ocasiones reiterativa y demasiado pendiente de algo tan secundario como los procedimientos administrativos. Pero engancha, de una forma extraña, y dejas pasar los errores y coges cariño a los personajes; algo que, rejugándolo estos días, echaba uno de menos en la casi totalidad de aventuras gráficas actuales.
50
A Force for Good
Police Quest isn't the greatest of adventures; It's a little short, the ending is somewhat anticlimatic and there's not much in the way of real puzzle solving. Still, it's pretty solid fare and a decent story to enjoy. Nothing especially gripping, but entertaining for a while.