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Review

An investigation in raincoats on New Year's Eve, gangsters dressed too well, and a jazzy saxophone soundtrack, the setting is set. And as long as you have an appetite for the genre, it's hard to look away from the game. But he has more than one trick up his sleeve and surprises with his world and his characters detailed to the extreme to ma...

Chicken Police - Paint it RED!

  • Samanta Blumberg
  • Jun 08, 2021

An investigation in raincoats on New Year's Eve, gangsters dressed too well, and a jazzy saxophone soundtrack, the setting is set. And as long as you have an appetite for the genre, it's hard to look away from the game. But he has more than one trick up his sleeve and surprises with his world and his characters detailed to the extreme to make them more believable than ever. Oh yeah, he features semi-anthropomorphic animals, too.
Santiano "Sonny" Featherland is a rooster detective depleted by his 20 years of service in the Predator Division of the Clawville Police Department and the loss of the love of his life Molly (a female toucan), who left him years ago. In another life, he was one half of the legendary duo of Inspector Chickens, a true terror of organized crime. But since the famous bloody night ten years ago, nothing is the same. Sonny has fallen out with his partner and now drowns his gloom in cheap whiskey. The only thing keeping him going is his retirement, which is coming up in 121 days.

On New Year's Eve 945, he's back in his dingy apartment on the third floor of the old Atlas Hotel, but someone is already waiting for him there. A young female impala asks him to investigate the mysterious threats made to her boss, Natasha Catzenko. The feline chartreuse is well known to the old chicken as she is the wife of the rodent Ibn Wessler, the head of the Clawville mob. This case doesn't bode well and the cop will first try to patch things up with his old partner Marty MacChicken, an impetuous backyard cockerel who loves his gun collection as much as the ladies.

Together, they'll have to untangle the threads of an investigation. But just be prepared for some great twists and turns and hectic adventures for the famous duo during the 7-hour interactive noir novel. 

The studio goes even further in the game's numerous cutscenes by using real night shots of a city that could look like the City of Angels. A classic of classics, the long traveling car sequences use transparency techniques, with real images of tunnels as in period films being embedded in the scenery is quite magical retro effects.

In the realm of ready-made phrases and the corny poetry of film noir, a huge tribute is paid to the scripts of American cinema of the 1940s with delicious dialogue and amazing dubbing by high-flying actors. We also like its femme Fatales more dangerous than its gangsters, its strong characters, its anthropomorphic art direction with atypical charm, and its universe so detailed that it would be criminal not to follow it.

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