Fashion police team Boomer is a shooter developed by Mopeful Games. You play as Desmond, a fashion police officer who takes care of fashion crimes.
The story is over the top, exaggerating every aspect of the plot, characters and fashion crimes. As a pundit, I appreciate wordplay based on fashion, such as police using handcuffs. Jokes usually occur when a seemingly random reference or joke fits into the main story, such as a hacker-based boss using a large hammer with “Ban” on it. It’s a fun change of pace to have a shooter that involves fixing problems instead of killing. And at the end of each level you get a fashion show of the people you helped.
There are five gadgets related to certain fashion crimes, such as the 2dye4 cannon, to attract dyes to clothes or to absorb the second attack from a very loud garment or the sick sewing gun – suitable clothes. You have to use the right tool to detect and fix the crime. The sixth tool is a dress shirt that can fix any fashion issue but has some firepower.
The game is in good shape as they bring new gameplay features like new fashion crimes, gadgets and gameplay changes like shooter episodes and two boss fights. However, in the seven hours it took me to complete the campaign, the last three hours became a bit boring as I faced more and more familiar enemies in smaller and smaller arenas.
Inconsistency is a major problem in the mid game. Sometimes the booking request appears, but does not work. Sometimes I would make a jump, and other times I couldn’t make the same jump. Transparency is also an issue. There is also a bug where the tool wheel won’t be used until you reset the Fab Slap Glove unit after using your last move.
Sticking to the themes, Fashion police team It’s as fun and unusual as the premise. However, the story begins to unravel when it runs out of relevant topics and relies on jokes and references beyond fashion. The gameplay is slick and the weapons are clever, but the last quarter of the game relies more on throwing things at you than tailoring a suitable challenge, so it wears off eventually. It’s worth a look if you’re interested in a new boomer shooter. If you want more than that, the humorous plot and characterization may be enough to keep you invested.
Fashion police team It’s available now for $19.99 on PC and is 10% off until August 22nd.
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