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[PC] [ONE] [PS4] The Occupation

Unread postby recoil » 03 Mar 2019 15:45

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https://store.steampowered.com/app/7658 ... ccupation/

https://www.occupation-game.com/

White Paper Games wrote:THE OCCUPATION IS A FIRST-PERSON, FIXED-TIME, INVESTIGATIVE THRILLER SET IN NORTH WEST ENGLAND ON 24TH OCTOBER 1987. YOU PLAY AS A JOURNALIST IN A DETAILED, SYSTEMS-DRIVEN WORLD WHERE PEOPLE REACT TO YOUR ACTIONS AND TIME IS YOUR BIGGEST ENEMY.

It's 1987 in North West England; A time of 80's British pop, grand architecture and political unrest. An explosion has triggered a controversial act which threatens to erode civil liberties of the population to be rushed into place. You are tasked with investigating and questioning people on their actions from a tumultuous night which resulted in the loss of many lives. Each person has a different account of the night's event and you must use the tools at your disposal to get the results you need for your investigation.

Will you take the most direct route at the risk of getting caught, or plan your approach carefully whilst precious time ticks by? Events happen in real-time and you must make decisions based on the evidence.

You are the reporter. You decide the narrative.


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A stealth action game with a branching narrative, color me intrigued. I like that there's a time limit and multiple objectives that can't all be completed. If they added in some guns, they'd get a cool James Bond thriller.

Announce Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiY80Obd3eI
Gameplay Trailer: Investigating A Lead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=offE6SxjJzQ

March 5.
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Unread postby recoil » 06 Mar 2019 00:02

Twitch VOD: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/390887131
YouTube VOD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tMzHSYV2pg

Not a bad game by any means, the narrative is interesting enough and the movement and item interaction are quite neat. It takes time to interact with doors and drawers, you'll need to fold open letters, rotate items to observe them, look through individual pockets in filing cabinets, etc. It sounds kind of mundane, but when you have to watch your back for security and have a time limit, it can make for some very intense moments. Adding to that, the game doesn't hold your hand, you'll have to observe your environment to find your objectives and actually read notes to piece together the story. The game does a fine job of making you feel like an investigative journalist. The only thing left to figure out past the two-hour mark is how well the narrative branches (if it branches at all) according to how many objectives you can complete.
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