The Let's Play Archive

Police Quest 2

by idonotlikepeas

Part 1: Introduction

Daionus the 23rd posted:

If you ever do another LP, I hope it's done in the same way as this one.

Funny you should say that.

Rising up... back on the street

Did my time, took my chances

Went the distance, now I'm back on my feet

Just a man and his will to survive

So many times, it happens too fast

You change your passion for glory

Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past!

You must fight just to keep them aliiiiive!

It's the eye of the tiger

It's the thrill of the fight

Rising up to the challenge of our rival

And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night

And he's watching us all in the eeyyyyyyyeeee
And he's watching us all in the eeyyyyyyyeeee

Of the ti~iger.
Of the ti~iger.

I always liked that one.

Yeah, me too. I... AHHH!

Hi, Sonny. Remember me?

Police Quest II: The Vengeance was released in 1988, just about a year after its predecessor. It was one of the earliest games to use the new SCI engine, developed by Sierra to allow them more flexibility in their games. The effort showed; this game is far more dynamic than the first, and allows a bit more mouse-based interaction (which was all the rage at the time). The graphical upgrades also cannot be overlooked; as you can probably see from the above screenshots, we're dealing with a much more advanced color palette and a larger resolution. (I haven't resized any of the screens for this game.)

As for the plot... well, let's just say it's appropriate for something you might see in the late 80's. I hope you'll join me in this very thread for...