Better in graphics, poorer in interactivity
The Police Quest series has been all over the place in terms of quality, and interactivity. It has dabbled in the so called live video interactive bits, the sort of manner in which the oldschool adventure genre has touched upon the ideas of quick time events, but it has also managed to put to shame games such as the ones in the CSI series and that years before that series of games. Still, I'd say that loving this series will have to ask ofyou to be a very special type of person; one that doesn't mind the occasional cacophony of disparate, graphical elements, some that look a certain style, the others that look way different, will have to put up with a lot of control quirks and will also have to have a love for a bit of the old swiping of the screen with the mouse until your eyes bleed (hopefully not literally!). At any rate, Police Quest 3 is certainly the better title in the series, more mature, more advanced graphically and more diverse in gameplay, but still, from time to time reminding of the quirks of the older brothers. But some simply put up with that, because the good bits are really very good!