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Policenauts (1994-1996, a spiritual sequel to Snatcher) is a epic adventure game, with a hard science fiction storyline published by Konami, written and directed by Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid).

Translated by guys from POLICENAUTS

Gameplay
The game is set in a primarily first person perspective and uses a point-and-click interface: the player can move the cursor and have the protagonist (Jonathan Ingram) analyze objects around his environment or talk to other characters in the game. Like in Snatcher, the game features shooting segments where the player must defend their character from incoming enemies. The player can use the shooting trainer at the police department to test their reflex and accuracy. There are numerous puzzles in the game, including an event where the player must dismantle a bomb by following their partner's instructions.
Story
The game centers on Jonathan Ingram, one of the five "Policenauts", astronauts with police training, assigned to ensure the safety of Beyond Coast, mankind's first fully-functional space colony in the year 2013. A freak accident occurs while testing a new space walking suit and Jonathan is drifted away into space and is presumed dead by his colleagues. He is found alive and well nearly 25 years later thanks to the cold-sleep module connected to the suit. Three years later, Jonathan (now a private investigator working in the former Los Angeles) is visited by his former wife, Lorraine. She asks for Jonathan's help in solving the disappearance of her current husband, Kenzo Hojo, the only clues he left behind being a torn leaf, a set of capsules, and the word "Plato". Jonathan is reluctant to take her case at first. However, after Lorraine leaves his office, she is attacked and murdered by a man in a black motorcycle suit. Jonathan, unable to catch the culprit, decides to fulfill his ex-wife's final request and travels to Beyond. There he is reunited with his former partner from his LAPD days, Ed Brown, who agrees to help Jonathan investigate the circumstances surrounding Hojo's disappearance and Lorraine's murder.
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So that's what it looks like... I remember the Policenauts wallpaper in the otacons lab in MGS1(and possibly in MGS4, not sure....) but I've never actually seen what it looks like before...

Shouldn't you have put this in the game reviews section?
 

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Wow, that translation project is still "alive" ?!?
Glad to know the game is finally translated in its entirety. :thumb:

I've been reading the "readme" file and it seems that the whole process is not entirely without hitches (there may be an issue near the cd-change point, plus, the end credits won't display properly). Other than that, the whole experience is seamless and trouble free.

I can't believe I'm finally playing this game !!

Awesome stuff. :D




 

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The game is incredible, alithough the only issue i have is the game when the game already got the english patch applied but it refuses to work properly on the psp, apparently it works without the patch, still if you popsloader and run it with 3.71 mode it works.

I highly recommend everyone to play this game as spiritual prequel, Snatcher, on sega cd and super deformed with rpg elements version of Snatcher called SD Snatcher on pc engine.
 
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