We’re planning an episode of our award winning Podcast (Trek by the Numbers) that deals exclusively with classic Trek games! And in order to do that, yours truly has to play through them.
We’re going to start with Star Trek: Star Fleet Academy. Reviews and maybe some LP’s will be posted here as a companion to the podcast episode which will come later. So watch this space for the hottest takes on 30 year old Star Trek games.
The Police Quest series of games from Sierra really brought the tedium of by the books police work into full, living VGA 256 color. Today, I’m going to be talking about Police Quest 5: SWAT.
The rarely seen “Everyone shoot at the same time” tactic.
This FMV title starts with the player as a new recruit on the LAPD SWAT team. The game opens with some of the best hair that 1995 had to offer and, what every 12 year old on the family’s brand new Compaq wants to sit through, a painfully detailed briefing on professionalism and safety. You can skip it, but you’re going to be reprimanded by your superior officer for being impatient. I feel like the game is punishing me for wanting to get out there and bathe the streets with the crimson blood of justice doing the best for my community and fellow officers.