This month’s Hurley Access is… well, it’s an odd one. Read on for clones, booze, and infinite fire hoses.
Can Flashing Lights do justice to the police, fire, and emergency medical services?
Normally in Hurley Access, Leon is starting fires, not putting them out. Which makes Flashing Lights – Police Fire EMS (to give it its full name) an interesting opportunity for him to try and help people as a police officer, firefighter, or paramedic. Will this be the path to redemption, or will Games-Master be asking for his badge by sundown?
0 minutes face in I mean I’ve imagined my a good cop. And by that I’ve always thought I’d make and a wall with a gun in my hand probably slamming into some movie action scene, I mean I’ve obviously not as bullets chip the edges. shouting “It’s over, bad guy” by the the bad guy but, judging if I haven’t actually named thought about it that hard has the developer of Flashing choose from here, neither four police characters I can made at 4.30pm on a the haunted look of decisions Lights. The choices all have the least I pick the one who looks people can go home, and Friday afternoon just so man with an inexplicable say a slightly boss-eyed upset about it. Which is to a just walked face-first into that seems to suggest he’s moustache and an expression a clear opinion on the experience. wall and has yet to form 15 minutes It’s immediately clear that this isn’t at the high end of the simulation inside of the police station is market. The a featureless box with various things in lieu of floating icons to manage actual characters to talk to. Outside, the city isn’t much better; it’s sort of sea of featureless textures a full of boxes with pictures of that matters, though, buildings on. None of because I’ve got a call! ‘Officer in need of assistance’ flashes on the screen and I jump in a up patrol car and start the sirens. through the city, I’m excited as I tear right up until the moment I crash hole by the car and get stuck in a small the side of the road. Fortunately the car appears to be some sort balloon and I’m able to gently of secret roll it free by getting out and sure that’s strictly running into it. I’m not authentic police procedure. 30 minutes When I finally reach the scene I find one person has already been arrested and I have to chase another, fleeing, suspect who (weirdly) has been patient enough to wait for me. It’s a little confusing at first, though: there are two cars that have apparently crashed. The cop on the scene won’t talk to me, and the guy she’s arrested won’t do anything, no matter how much I try punching him. After a while I realise the woman who had been standing by the other car has gone and when I check my map there’s a green dot a little way away. Sure enough it’s her, running patient loops in the forest waiting for me to catch up. Cue ten minutes of me chasing her around trying to tase her into submission. Eventually I pop a few thousand volts into the back of her neck, cuff and frisk her, and find booze and a gun. My first bust!