Ed Aug 23, 2013 @ 5:20pm
You can tell it's an American game...
First of all, I love the game so this is an observation rather than a criticism.

But border guards checking people in is very much a Western concern...if it was a Soviet-style dictatorship, surely they'd be more concerned with letting people out?

Also, if I wanted to be really nit-picky I'd say that the Cyrillic-looking letter Es in the title are really the Greek letter sigma, so the game's title is PAPSRS PLSASS. :)

But in all seriousness, it's a wonderful game.
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Superior1883 Aug 23, 2013 @ 6:09pm 
Well honestly, with how things are in America at the moment, I wish they would impose harsher restrictions on our borders with Mexico. Our president wont do anything about our immigration issues, nor do anything about the illegal ones that we already have captured.
Digits Aug 23, 2013 @ 6:17pm 
Originally posted by Ed:
But border guards checking people in is very much a Western concern...if it was a Soviet-style dictatorship, surely they'd be more concerned with letting people out?

You're only the guy who lets people in, someone else would have the job of letting them out.
Otherwise the neighbouring countries are considered crap enough that arstotzka is a viable prospect for immigration.
.. Aug 23, 2013 @ 6:58pm 
Exactly, how many people do you let out?
[dirrty]gsharp Aug 23, 2013 @ 7:22pm 
Originally posted by Ed:
First of all, I love the game so this is an observation rather than a criticism.

But border guards checking people in is very much a Western concern...if it was a Soviet-style dictatorship, surely they'd be more concerned with letting people out?

This game nailed the look and feel. It brought back memories of crossing into East Germany (back when it existed) and East Berlin (before the wall came down).
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Arucard Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:42am 
Well it does state in the opening about the border finally being reopened after a lengthy war with Kolechia, the neighboring state to the west of Arstotzka, so it makes sense they would scrutinize entry to the country.

Plus one of the endings should tell you how easy it is to get out of the country, right?
Eregorn Aug 26, 2013 @ 8:23am 
Well, there is a point in the game where the country worrying about who leaves does become the case, where You're told to confiscate passports from a specific Arstotskan district, and eventually all citizens including yourself which requires you to forge a passport to escape
[dirrty]gsharp Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:03am 
Originally posted by Eregorn:
Well, there is a point in the game where the country worrying about who leaves does become the case, where

(snip spoiler for those who can't help reading it...like me)

Thank you for using spoiler tags. I still walked right into it but oh well. 20 or so more endings...I hope.

Not your fault by any means. Some of us just see those black bars and go right for 'em.
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-=DDM=- Squallboogie Aug 26, 2013 @ 2:39pm 
When I went to the Democratic Republic of Congo, the passport control was very much like this game.
Eregorn Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:16pm 
No prob, I've done the same thing before as well. Sometimes even when I actually was planning to not spoil myself but curiousity got the better of me.
NatureDruid Apr 12 @ 9:03pm 
Originally posted by Superior1883:
Well honestly, with how things are in America at the moment, I wish they would impose harsher restrictions on our borders with Mexico. Our president wont do anything about our immigration issues, nor do anything about the illegal ones that we already have captured.
The problem is overzealous border patrol deporting U.S. citizens.
Sheytanaslan Apr 13 @ 1:32am 
Quite the reverse. Since the 1983 anensty in the USA in which it was understood no more illegals would get a free ride in the USA we have 14 million (government numbers) to 30 million, state numbers of new illegals since then. I live in Arizona and am well aware of the impact illegals have on our state...and the city I live in. One of 2 community hospitals closed because of the burden placed on it by illegals. Here in the USA you cannot turn somone away from a Emergency room irrespective of thier ability to pay. Here were I live the community food banks, the schools, the social welfare programs were bieng overwhelmed by illegals. So the state made changes and now most of them have moved to other states.

In the USSR you may remember they built the Berlin wall. That wall didnt just extend in Berlin but all along the Warsaw pact. I was stationed in Germany as a member of the 1st Infantry Division. At that time, before the wall fell all you read about was east Germans bineg killed trying to flee to the west.

So no, you are not even remotely correct. The reverse is true. West lets em in and lets em go...east..YOU CANNOT PASS. Papers PLEASE! Oh and I was in Yugoslavia and Bulgaria before the wall fell, Yugoslavia was pretty much ok, I rode the old Istanbul express from Munich to...Istanbul. Once we hit the bulgarian frontier I was pulled off the train by and im not kidding, Agents of internal security of Bulgaria because I had a US passport...and no VISA! LOL so yes...the game rings bells for me.
jupacshalom23 Apr 16 @ 8:25am 
Originally posted by Sheytanaslan:
Quite the reverse. Since the 1983 anensty in the USA in which it was understood no more illegals would get a free ride in the USA we have 14 million (government numbers) to 30 million, state numbers of new illegals since then. I live in Arizona and am well aware of the impact illegals have on our state...and the city I live in. One of 2 community hospitals closed because of the burden placed on it by illegals. Here in the USA you cannot turn somone away from a Emergency room irrespective of thier ability to pay. Here were I live the community food banks, the schools, the social welfare programs were bieng overwhelmed by illegals. So the state made changes and now most of them have moved to other states.

In the USSR you may remember they built the Berlin wall. That wall didnt just extend in Berlin but all along the Warsaw pact. I was stationed in Germany as a member of the 1st Infantry Division. At that time, before the wall fell all you read about was east Germans bineg killed trying to flee to the west.

So no, you are not even remotely correct. The reverse is true. West lets em in and lets em go...east..YOU CANNOT PASS. Papers PLEASE! Oh and I was in Yugoslavia and Bulgaria before the wall fell, Yugoslavia was pretty much ok, I rode the old Istanbul express from Munich to...Istanbul. Once we hit the bulgarian frontier I was pulled off the train by and im not kidding, Agents of internal security of Bulgaria because I had a US passport...and no VISA! LOL so yes...the game rings bells for me.

offtopic... but maybe we should just feed the world instead of complaining about money; which is a construct of human arrogance
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