I DON’T WANNA MISS A THING!
Game: The Dig
Released: November 1995
Publisher: Lucas Arts
I went into The Dig only knowing a small portion of the story. What I expected was a point and click adventure about 3 astronauts saving the world from an asteroid. Let’s be honest here- I was really looking forward to making a lot of Armageddon jokes and doing my best to explain why Deep Impact is the better movie. Hint: It’s because the Earth gets its ass handed to it.
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.
It was 1992. Kurt Cobain and Courtney love had just gotten married, and I uttered my first swear word. I don’t have any evidence, but I can’t help but feel that these two events are somehow related. That, somehow, my utterance of the word “shit” in the computer room had ruined grunge music and the alternative scene as a whole. That’s some heavy shit for a six year old to deal with.