12 people found this review helpful
Recommended
0.0 hrs last two weeks / 14.0 hrs on record
Posted: Aug 16, 2017 @ 2:13am
Updated: Aug 16, 2017 @ 2:25am

FIRST OBSERVATIONS
At first glance 911:First Responders/Emergency 4) doesn't seem all that appealing and had a slight learning curve for me.
By default this game features European emergency vehicles and sirens only but the game excepts MODS. The Los Angeles MOD introduces American vehicles and sirens into the game making it highly worth playing.

GRAPHICS
The graphics are decent for an older game and the game even runs on my older system.

IN-GAME AUDIO COMMANDS
After a short time I thought the in-game police, fire and paramedic commands became repetitive and borderline annoying. The good news is these sounds can be changed and even deleted entirely if you so choose!

CAMERA VIEW LIMITATION
I found the default camera views also limiting but they can be altered (slightly) in the games config file.

MODS AND SETTINGS
This game allows MODS and file editing which is the only reason I purchased the game. There are some great mods out there for this game.
The games config files can be altered to suit your tastes. (example: the number of callouts/events, select events, weather, starting funds, etc. )

NEWBIE LEARNING CURVE
As a newbie unfamilier with this style of game, I think the multiple and overlapping callouts/events are a bit overwhelming (especially when trying to learn how the game works). The good news is that it's entirely possible (and recommended) to edit the frequency of events among other game settings.

THE BOTTOM LINE
Despite a somewhat limiting camera view (takes getting used to; It's NOT SimCity) and some minor in-game MOD related glitches, the ability to add MODS and edit game settings make 911:First Responders still relevant and highly recommended. At $5 it's a great deal.
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