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KickStarter Pathologic 2 (AKA Pathologic remake)

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Crooked Bee, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. Starwars Arcane

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    It's an interesting but unfortunately fairly crappy game.
     
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  2. Verylittlefishes Erudite Patron

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    I luv Japanese horror whatever. In some weird sense it is comfortable.
     
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    Make the Codex Great Again!
    play Siren
     
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  4. Verylittlefishes Erudite Patron

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    After Cosmology of Kyoto I will
     
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  5. Starwars Arcane

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    Cosmology of Kyoto is a deliciously weird experience.
     
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    probably now is the right time to release other two campaigns finally finish the Haruspex campaign!
     
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  7. Wunderbar Arcane

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    This is the perfect opportunity to market the game as a "survive an epidemy simulator" and put it on 33% sale.
    But tinybuild gonna tinybuild
     
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  8. Verylittlefishes Erudite Patron

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    They don't even mention Pathologic 2 in their Twitter profile, what do you expect...
     
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  10. Verylittlefishes Erudite Patron

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    New interview by big D. He says he "almost found the right angle to show the story of Bachelor and Clara".

    Edit: also a couple of details about upcoming Franz. Mobile, small, creepypasta inspired, but "more similar to Pathologic in spirit than to Knock-Knock". Whatever that means. Will be announced in summer.
     
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  11. Verylittlefishes Erudite Patron

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    Second. 1 is too hardcore and ugly in 2020 (OST is better though).
     
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  12. Verylittlefishes Erudite Patron

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    More or less the same. Think of it as of two productions of the same play, decades apart. First is more old school theatrical, the second have 1080p and awesome graphics and also some meta commentary about 1st.

    Probably the most important info for you: there are 3 campaigns in p1, only one in p2 (unclear when we'll get the rest).
     
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  13. prengle Educated

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    pathologic 2 is objectively a better game than the original in almost every single way, technically, and it's ice-pick at their most refined - but i dont think it entirely replaces pathologic 1. the original game's not only fascinating for being the first game ice-pick ever put out on a trademark russian shoestring budget (actually it really was the first game that most of the devs physically worked on, including nikolay), the narrative is probably the most compelling ive ever seen in a game, the dialogue is thick and dense and absolutely fucking insane on occasion but at the same time its very poetic, and while the actual in-game assets are all over the place in terms of quality it has such a powerful fucking aesthetic that it still holds its own graphically imo

    gameplay-wise, if someone forced me to slap a genre label onto pathologic 1 (and 2, by extension) at gunpoint i would call it a survival adventure game. if you want Baby's First Pathologic Gameplay Explanation i would say its like a combination between an old school visual novel where you're talking to npcs during quests and dealing with their personal ideologies and biases and relationships with other characters in town, a hardcore survival game where youre walking from place to place (no it is not a walking sim.) throughout the town and trying to manage your incredibly fragile stats and inventory, a trading simulator where you give aphex twin clones bottles of water in exchange for band-aids and the time system from majora's mask (the npcs and quests are less dynamic and you cant warp back to day 1 with the song of time... the clock's always ticking, motherfucker). its simultaneously compelling as fuck and the most draining game ive ever played

    i could probably gush about it for hours on end if you caught me at the right (or wrong) time but whatever, they're both ridiculously good games and for me pathologic 1 manages to fall into that rare but special category of games that claws its way into my brain and refuses to leave my subconscious for months at a time. it's the kind of game that you either adore or drop after 5 minutes so you can call it gay on the internet. if you have less patience for low budget russian jank i would just recommend playing pathologic 2 instead but it's worth keeping in mind that the original has all three playable characters/routes in it while pathologic 2 only has the haruspex's route right now. its generally agreed upon that pathologic's routes are really good complete stories on their own but you don't really get a complete sense of the entire story unless you play all three routes.

    tldr i think the original game is still worth playing (and it has all three routes) but pathologic 2 is a better, more refined game all around (in some ways it's a spiritual sequel to the first game, it's fucking complicated tho and you can still play it if you haven't touched pathologic 1)

    im pretty sure theres going to be an english translation of that new dtf interview soon, if it pops up i'll post it here
     
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    Nikolai is developing "franz" for mobile platforms;
    Technical director is developing "know by name";
    There are only ten people working in the office.

    Looks like we won't be playing Bachelor's and Changelling's campaigns any time soon.
     
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    Well, we don't know how complete they are atm.
     
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  19. Verylittlefishes Erudite Patron

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    Well, after the obvious crisis of ideas/period of rest (whatever POV you like) which was Cargo! it was something.

    prengle is it your translation?
     
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  20. prengle Educated

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    theyve ported it to every single platform humanly imaginable (and it was originally a mobile game i think so theres that..) and it got coverage from people like fucking markiplier so im not surprised it made them the most $$$
    no its maxkur67s, even tho i like a fair amount of russian shit i dont know how to read cyrillic and i can count the number of russian words i know on one hand
     
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