Papers, Please
Papasmasher Dec 17, 2013 @ 3:03pm
What makes this game so great?
No disrespect. I'm intrigued by this game but I don't know why. And there's so many good opinions towards it...
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Erachten Dec 18, 2013 @ 1:17pm 
I'd actually like to know to. I played the demo version off of the website (i think it was a beta version or something) and I could only play it for around 30 minutes before I stopped from boredom. Check photo, experation date, city and any miscellanious rule (like needing a ticket). Do they have it? Yes? Ok, go through. No? Decline.

That's it. That was the whole experience of my game. I heard it was funny but there wasn't even anything witty or funny about it. Is the demo severly lacking something?
The demo is severely lacking. The main game contains lots of little sidequests and stuff you can do and collect, and the rules change almost every day.
Rhonda Dec 19, 2013 @ 12:08pm 
Originally posted by Erachten:
Check photo, experation date, city and any miscellanious rule (like needing a ticket). Do they have it? Yes? Ok, go through. No? Decline.
That's it. That was the whole experience of my game.

Ya, by and large that sums it up. But if you are a person who gets easily soaked into a story or can empathise with the characters, you will find Papers, please to have an interesting setting and an absorbing story (with different branches and endings) that constantly confronts you with moral dilemmas. Eventualy the game asks: what would you do having limited power but also have to answer to a facist arbitrary bureaucracy.
Tormentoso Dec 19, 2013 @ 12:36pm 
Think of the puzzle part as the menial and repetitive "job" part of your job. The memorable part of your job the interactions with other people and the effects your work has outside in the world and in your life.

Papers, Please is sort of like that.
rockinsteady Dec 19, 2013 @ 1:09pm 
I'm honestly not sure why I enjoy the game so much. It seems pretty simple, but I get sucked into it so quickly and end up spending hours playing it before I know it. It could be that the story is really interesting and for such a simple game, gives you a lot of options.
Wankerface Dec 20, 2013 @ 5:17am 
Leonydus Dec 20, 2013 @ 7:30am 
It's really thought provoking. Makes you search every little detail as efficiently as possible. I didn't think I would like it either, but it's pretty damn good. I wouldn't pay more than 7 bucks for it though.
ThanatoS Dec 21, 2013 @ 2:20am 
Glory to Arstotzka!!!!

Thats why (immersion)
Daisy Dec 21, 2013 @ 2:39am 
This isn't the type of game where the gameplay is "fun" in the traditional sense. It's more of a roleplaying game, and you are playing the role of a border guard during the cold war. Not exactly exciting in the traditional sense...

At various points, the game will throw some moral dilemmas at you, and how you choose to handle that series of moral choices will determine the type of ending you get.

For example, sometimes people will beg you to let them through even though they don't have the right documentation, but if you let them through you will get a citation. If you get more than two citations then money will get deducted from your salary for that day.

This might matter to you because at the end of every day the game will show you your bills and how your family is doing. If you can't pay for heat, or food, or medicine members of your family may start to die.

All in all, this game takes the "your decisions matter" idea, and makes it work really well because there isn't really an obvious "right" choice.
s1alker Dec 21, 2013 @ 8:04am 
I'm a sucker for games that are set in the cold war era so I'm gonna check it out.
Mathiconroy Dec 21, 2013 @ 8:05am 
I agree with Daisy, plus, is funny to get in the role!
B_L_C_Bob Dec 21, 2013 @ 1:09pm 
I play this game whilst dressed in full border guard costume (peaked hat and everything) I take it very seriously.

Glory to Arstotzka!
M0LE Dec 21, 2013 @ 3:47pm 
It's just the way the rules change and how you have to deal with it to make it work for you and you wallet/family. I always get to the point where i say just one more day then i'll quit !!
Mr. Awesome Dec 21, 2013 @ 5:44pm 
This game is awesome, simply because the gameplay demands the players constant attention.
You don't need to aim good, be a master strategist or worry about character stats.
You need to be aware, think, remember, and doublecheck - because an error on your part could end the game a few turns later.
Truth, I hate the pixel graphics more than I can express, but when the game is on I just forget about it.
Transbrak Dec 21, 2013 @ 5:59pm 
It's different and fun. Not for everyone but it's good to have a change of pace.
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