|available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh operating systems, Xbox One
|DEVELOPER: The Wild Gentlemen
|Thursday, November 5, 2020
|^ Launch Trailer Audio
|^ Game Play Audio
|HOW LONG TO BEAT
|IS THERE ANY DEALS
|$13.39 (Humble Bundle) usually 19.99
|A wild tale of love, death, chickens, and redemption! Chicken Police is a buddy-cop noir adventure, with a carefully crafted world, a gritty story, and lots of absurd humor. The game mixes elements of classic adventure games with visual novel-style storytelling
|What happens when Frank Miller’s Sin City walks into a Buddy Cop movie about a couple of anthropomorphic Chickens in a town full of animals, murder, class warfare and racism? Well you get this clucking thing.
Heading on down to Clawville! Mesmerizing. Bwock bwock
|Art: Clucking cool style that takes a minute to get used to. Noir live action anamorphic characters in a steamy city. Animal heads on human bodies. This game gets my costuming award for indie games of 2020
|Animation: Pose to Pose pivot point movement that works in the context of this game.
|Music/Effects: The music pulls (mostly jazz noir) really pulls you into the moment.
|V/O: Very competent voice over. I would listen to this as an audiobook anyday.
|World Building: Built on a lot of tropes but in a good way. A variation on theme that allows exploration into some serious topics like race relations, social classes and relevant issues of today and yesterday.
|Currency: Good Will
|Gameplay/Loop: Explore, Investigate, Question and some simple puzzle solving.
|AI/NPCs: The NPCs are on rails. We are revealing a story and have a small amount of control over relationships.
|Controls: Mouse clicks. Clicky Clicky.
|Interface: Minimal. Very polished and appropriate to the style and theme of the game.
|Replay/Endgame: Some replay value inline. No manual save system so you go from start to finish and then you would have to start all over again. Probably a one time play through and then wait a while and forget everything. I didn’t reach the endgame. But I think I know where it is going.
|Score: 9 Dames out of 10 Walking in and out of my Clucking life
|Tags: Adventure,Indie, Detective, Noir, Story Rich
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