“I’d love to play a game that lets me step into the shoes of an Eastern European border post officer.” – No-one ever.
Papers, Please‘s elevator pitch is totally ridiculous. You play a border post officer working for the fictional communist state of Arstotzka. Things start out relatively simply; each day you must sit in a booth and attend to people who want to cross the border and enter your country. Your job consists of examining their documents, so: checking the expiration dates on their passports, matching their entry Visa numbers with their passport numbers, that sort of thing. Riveting stuff right?