UNUSUAL SUSPECTS ©, the irreverent game by Paolo Mori, has finally hit digital stores!
Welcome, detective! A thief is on the loose in town, and it’s up to you to find out his or her identity among all suspects, basing your judgement upon our witnesses’ clues.
Be careful, however, as in order to judge each character you’ll need to resort to your most unmentionable prejudices! You’ll have to understand each witness psychology, interpreting their clues and presume suspects behaviors only through their physical appearance, RELEASING ALL THE INNOCENTS UNTIL YOU CAN FRAME THE CULPRIT.
You think you have what it takes to be a great detective? Then this is the game you are looking for!
• Play solo or with many friends! Work together on the same device to release innocents!
• You’re the competitive type? Try the local pass-and-play game mode, and challenge a friend to release more innocents than you!
• Many witnesses, many psyches to confront with!
• More than 50 suspects!
• More than 80 clues!
• Detailed interactive tutorial, directly in-game!
• Achievement, leaderboard, and so much style!
Are you ready to play with your stereotypes? Try UNUSUAL SUSPECTS ©!
Cranio Creations pursues the adventure within digital gaming world! After many successes in the field of board games with world class games such as Steam Park, Council of Four, Soqquadro, Horse Fever and Dungeon Fighter, here’s to you the conversion of yet another big hit: UNUSUAL SUSPECTS ©!
Finalist at 2013 Spiel des Jahres, Paolo Mori is a renowned board games author (Augustus, Libertalia, Vasco de Gama). Unusual Suspects is born from his virtuous imagination, well-tailored by Alessandro Costa illustrations.
Added languages French, Spanish and German
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Well at least you don’t shoot them...
1 star for artwork & stable and fluid programming.
Now for the bad: Let’s just get to the point here - you play a police detective and the way you capture your criminal is through prejudicial profiling. You’ll do race profiling, gender profiling, age profiling, and you’ll even profile based on the suspects’ perceived sexual preferences. Example: “the culprit listens to heavy metal” - boom! Eliminate all the “dark skinned friends” (a description the game actually uses for an achievement), the women, the old people, and the effeminate guy with 1 earring. Because everyone knows only straight white guys like heavy metal! (WRONG). Two other examples of stereotype profiling they challenge you to do: people who don’t follow driving laws and people who don’t care about politics. In the game I played with those 2 clues all the people of color were eliminated as was the big redneck lumberjack/trucker looking guy.
In fairness the game’s description says it calls on your ability to use negative stereotypes. I was hoping it would be in a satirical / social commentary way like many comedians do. It’s not. It is literally a test of your ability to profile based on stereotypes - and if you’re not good at that then keep playing and you’ll soon figure out that your “dark skinned friends” don’t like heavy metal or following highway laws.
TL;DR: Ridiculous & offensive.
I can't believe it
The game has great potential, but seriously I felt like I was just pick and choosing. It came down to 2 people- one who looked 90 years old and the other maybe 50. It said the culprit lives with their parents so I was releasing the one who looked maybe 50 and got it wrong.
At the very least give a small bio of each character. It is not worth continuing.
- CRANIO CREATIONS SNC DI TUCCI SORRENTINO LORENZO E SILVA LOREN ZO
- 345.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- © CranioCreations
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
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