Est. April 2016. III Version 2.0. III
THIS IS THE POLICE 2
Knock. Knock. Boom.
By JAY TEE
This Is The Police 2 is an ambitious sequel, reaffirming what made the original such an interesting release. The turn based gameplay has been expanded, with a pleasing selection of character specific abilities and a broader set of ways to approach each scenario.
The extended, fully voiced cutscenes show off improved production value, even if some aspects of the game design don’t quite measure up to a AAA release. The ambition and love is clearly there, but you can’t help feeling that some of the fat could have been trimmed. Those same cutscenes tend to drag with unnecessary material, and so a leaner script may have better served the story.
Ultimately, This Is The Police 2 is a ‘marmite’ style experience. You’re either going to be on board with the lengthy story elements and deliberate pace, or the presentation’s sluggishness will be a massive turn off.
THE BASICS -
The Look -
The Feel -
The Sound -
The Experience -
Some of your officers have unique abilities which are better suited to specific scenarios.
SIMPLE IS BEST -
MAKE UP YO’ MIND! -
LCARS WINNER -
This Is The Police 2’s solid turn based gameplay and interesting visual design both deserve a thumbs up, but issues with pace put a damper on the experience.
*Nintendo Switch review code provided by THQ Nordic*
KINGS OF CONTEXT -
QUIT DINKIN’ AROUND SLIP! -
TEACH IT! -
L.A. NOIRE -
ALL HAIL THE DUKE -
WAIT YOUR TURN -
TICK TOCK -
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The BREACH ON ZULU badge is awarded for a game that consistently demands intelligent strategy / tactics.
The WAGGLE YOUR LIPS badge is for a game with terrible pacing and/or too often takes control away from the player.
The SLICK RICK badge is earned when the soundtrack, effects, and / or overall audio design is fantastic across the board.
The YOSHI’S EYELIDS badge is for a game where the facial animation leaves much to be desired…
The LEDGE BUCKET badge is for a game where the U.I and / or menus have been really well designed.
The DROWSY badge is for a game that sometimes has issues with pacing.
The HELMET GAME badge is for a game with an excellent HUD.