Julkaistu 30. huhtikuu.
This game proved to be more tedious than fun. As an immigration Inspector, the premise of the game is to check prospective emigrants' paperwork for defects and inconsistencies. As the game goes on, you are charged with enforcing ever-more complicated rules. The chief problem is that the entire game is done under extreme time pressure--you have a set amount of time each "game day" to process as many applications as possible.
You earn money when you correctly process an application, and get penalized when you incorrectly admit or deny someone. At the end of each game day, you must pay a set of expenses to keep your family alive and healthy (ex., rent, food, heat, etc.). If you ever run out of money, you automatically lose the game. But as the game goes on and the rules you must enforce become more and more complex, the game grows ever more tedious. Trying to process as many applications as I could without making mistakes, without wasting undue time, etc., made Papers, Please more stressful than fun to play. I couldn't appreciate the (admittedly, often creative) content, because I was CONSTANTLY under the pressure of an unforgiving clock. At least it only cost me $10.