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KickStarter Pathologic 2 (AKA Pathologic remake)

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

  1. Lithium Flower Prophet

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    Looks great. Cautiously optimistic about the rewrite of the dialogue. The original game felt like playing a Dostoevsky novel and was full of philosophy that worked well largely because of the atmosphere of constant anxiety, dread, and occassional hope that reminded me a lot of classic Russian literature. And the passions of the characters were very believable and touching despite the fantastical events taking place. Hopefully IcePick will manage to recreate the magic of the original. If not, there is always Pathologic HD, which already has a fixed English translation IIRC for those of you who want to experience this gem and can't into the tongue of Mother Russia.
     
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  2. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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  3. Lithium Flower Prophet

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    What a cool vignette.

    I wonder if this scenario will actually appear in the game
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    as a fail-state
    It has some interesting implications regardless.

    I found some Russian footage, and have to say that I am less cautious about the rewrite now. It definitely reads like something straight out of the original game, and the English translation seems to be accurate and carries the tone very well. Fantastic stuff.
     
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  4. Starwars Arcane

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    Didn't watch the whole video but it looks pretty damn promising I have to say.
     
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  5. Beastro Arcane

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    Never played the original (yet), but from what I've seen in these clips this remake has lost a lot of the originals charm by going in the direction it is.
     
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  6. Lithium Flower Prophet

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    What direction do you think this remake is going in? Genuinely curious (I've stopped following the remake for a while, only came back to it with the recent blitz of media and teasers).
     
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  7. Beastro Arcane

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    The character models and dialogue windows, or lack there of, don't feel right.

    The other had more of an otherworldly feeling that contrasted well with the RL pictures (especially their often very odd, glaring looks) and other profile images used throughout the game.

    Just zooming into seeing the face of the models loses something of that disjointed, surreal quality the game seems to have. Hopefully I'll get around to trying the original to see if this opinion holds up.
     
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  8. Lithium Flower Prophet

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    I do miss the portraits. If I had to guess, I'd say that they weren't originally a stylistic choice, but a way to represent the character of the NPCs (since the shitty 3d models couldn't do the job.) Hence the odd, overly expressive looks you mentioned - Gryph's sneer, Georgiy's anxious stare - are meant to carry across the defining traits of the various characters. The remake's models seem to be pretty expressive, though, so I think they are a good substitute. I would concede that the game would be better off with the addition of portraits, though.

    I would definitely recommend playing the original and making up your own mind, though. From what I have read, the remake will be different enough from the HD version to warrant playing both.
     
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  9. Beastro Arcane

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    Funny how those little things crop up in works. I think it also explains why remakes, passion projects and such are often bad being giving full backing that means less of a creative struggle making them. Much of supposed genius is often ad hoc adaption and just making due.
     
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  10. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    http://www.pcgamer.com/the-pathologic-remake-is-already-disturbingly-good/

     
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  11. Drog Black Tooth Self-Ejected

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    why is everything brown
     
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  12. Ranarama Learned

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    Such is the colour of the brown and bloody Twyre. That of the Sand pest and the rotting meat of the Steppe. The stain doesn't cover the land, but is every part the full depth of it. Too many here serve Suok, consumed and consuming. How could it be otherwise?
     
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  13. Drog Black Tooth Self-Ejected

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    is it lovecraftian like quake, quake is the only kind of brown that i can accept
     
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  14. Lithium Flower Prophet

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    It is Pestilence. It is Utopia. This town couldn't exist anywhere else.
     
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    Nice, thanks for the reminder. Downloading The Marble Nest (((demo))) right now.
     
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    This is the first page of the English manual of Pathologic
    somewhat remind me my LPs...
     
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  18. Drog Black Tooth Self-Ejected

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    why don't they just port it to source engine 2.0 or something

    the game looks way too much like a half-life 2 mod, it would be a perfect fit
     
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    because "caelpia" and "flock" surely mean anything at all
     
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  24. kain30 Learned

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    Just like the tittle says. Not only we have the remake but a second part!!! :bounce::bounce:
     
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