Deadpool and Police Quest.

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Deadpool and Police Quest.

Post by Tawmis » Tue May 29, 2018 7:03 pm

Someone else posted this on Facebook, from the pages of You are Deadpool a... choose your own adventure kind of comic...
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Re: Deadpool and Police Quest.

Post by notbobsmith » Tue May 29, 2018 7:16 pm

Tawmis wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 7:03 pm
Someone else posted this on Facebook, from the pages of You are Deadpool a... choose your own adventure kind of comic...
That is pretty awesome... and pretty random. But then it is Deadpool. Just the same that is a pretty obscure reference. Police Quest seems to have the least notoriety of all the Sierra Quest titles. But "unforgiving difficulty"?

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Post by Rath Darkblade » Tue May 29, 2018 7:37 pm

Yeah, I can think of much more difficult Sierra games. Codename: Iceman, anyone?

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Re: Deadpool and Police Quest.

Post by MusicallyInspired » Tue May 29, 2018 7:39 pm

They're probably equating rigorous police procedure and not being able to stray an inch with unforgiving.
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Re: Deadpool and Police Quest.

Post by Tawmis » Tue May 29, 2018 8:11 pm

MusicallyInspired wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 7:39 pm
They're probably equating rigorous police procedure and not being able to stray an inch with unforgiving.
^ This is exactly what I think they mean.

I was just explaining to a co-worker, that if you don't read someone their rights when you arrest them, it comes back in court... same if you don't frisk them before putting them in the back of your police car... Police Quest has things like that, that can make the game very brutal if you're not following the correct Police procedure presented in the game...

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Re: Deadpool and Police Quest.

Post by adeyke » Tue May 29, 2018 8:49 pm

Also, in PQ1, you have to inspect your car each time before you drive it. Failure to do so is lethal. I suspect that that death early in the game affects how people view the game.

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Re: Deadpool and Police Quest.

Post by Datadog » Tue May 29, 2018 9:50 pm

I'm kind of pleased that they took the road less traveled and went for Police Quest over Dark Souls, given their target audience.
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Post by MusicallyInspired » Tue May 29, 2018 10:06 pm

It is a nice homage.
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Re: Deadpool and Police Quest.

Post by notbobsmith » Tue May 29, 2018 11:41 pm

Rath Darkblade wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 7:37 pm
Yeah, I can think of much more difficult Sierra games. Codename: Iceman, anyone?
Maybe in a future issue they could have him pilot a submarine: "And I thought this was hard in Codename: Iceman!"

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I'm kind of pleased that they took the road less traveled and went for Police Quest over Dark Souls, given their target audience.
I have to give them credit for that, given that PC games have long played second string to consoles. Far more people had a Nintendo at the time than a PC. I'm sure there was an uptick in google searches for "Police Quest" when this came out.

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