History VideoGame / Pathologic

4th Sep '16 6:27:30 PM darthveyda
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Finally, Ice-Pick Lodge had started a Website/{{Kickstarter}} campaign to [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1535515364/pathologic create a remake]] of this game in September 2014. This remake aims to improve the translation, graphics, quest structure, and several other aspects while striving to maintain the atmosphere, themes, and overall storyline. The remake also aims to add more to the original game, with new mechanics and better graphics.



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Finally, Ice-Pick Lodge had started a Website/{{Kickstarter}} campaign to [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1535515364/pathologic create a remake]] of this game in September 2014. This remake aims to improve the translation, graphics, quest structure, and several other aspects while striving to maintain the atmosphere, themes, and overall storyline. The remake also aims to add more to the original game, with new mechanics and better graphics.


graphics. The release (as for now) is planned for Autumn 2017.





** Taya Tychick rules over six-somewhat thousands of really tough people working in the Abbatoir. Her authority over them is absolute and unquestioned, and they refer to her as "Revered Mother". She is ''five''. Nobody outside the Abbatoir bats an eye on that, too.



* AFistfulOfRehashes: The town is split between three ruling dynasties, each one trying to oust the other families, yet inexplicably unable to. The game suggests some kind of symbiosis between them, like the circulatory system of a body, but the family members seem unaware of this. In any case, the Kain family acts as spiritual leaders, the Subarov family dispenses local justice, and the Olgimskiys are bankers.
* FlatEarthAtheist: Well, more like flat-earth ''materialist''. The Bachelor is very confused by the town's supernatural activities and unsuccessfully tries to find scientific explanations for them.

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* AFistfulOfRehashes: The town is split between three ruling dynasties, each one trying to oust the other families, yet inexplicably unable to. The game suggests some kind of symbiosis between them, like the circulatory system of a body, but the family members seem unaware of this. In any case, the Kain family acts as spiritual leaders, the Subarov Saburov family dispenses local justice, and the Olgimskiys are bankers.
merchants.
* FlatEarthAtheist: Well, more like flat-earth ''materialist''. The Bachelor is very confused by the town's supernatural activities and unsuccessfully and tries in vain to find scientific explanations for them.



* HealThyself: You'll be doing that a lot. The only means of restoring your health, though (the actual health, not the infection level), are rest and...''bandages''. That's right, you can remove the symptoms of almost anything with a couple of bandages. Perhaps it's not about healing the injury as it is about keeping your body functioning by any means.

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* HealThyself: You'll be doing that a lot. The only means of restoring your health, though (the actual health, not the infection level), are rest and... ''bandages''. That's right, you can remove the symptoms of almost anything with a couple of bandages. Perhaps it's not about healing the injury as it is about keeping your body functioning by any means.


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* JerkassHero: All three of them. Bachelor seems to think he is the only one with half a brain in this town, and antagonizes the other two for no reason other that he can. Haruspex can be exactly the murderous thug the angry mobs think he is, and having hundreds of extracted human organs in his backpack just adds to his charm. Klara talks and acts like [[ThePollyanna Pollyanna]] raised by [[TheFundamentalist Straw Fundamentalists]], and can be even more insufferable than Dankovsky. [[spoiler: Until [[WhamEpisode Day 6]], that is.]] They still try their best to save the town.


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** The HD remake was released in 2015, with correct (well, more correct than before. "Simon is a sorcerer?" is still there) English translation and improved graphics.


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* RashomonStyle: The whole plot can be viewed as this. The actions and motives of all three protagonists (and much of the supporting cast) WILL vary and be skewed and twisted depending on whose metaphorical shoes you are in in the current playthrough. The story of Diamond Ace Caravan is even worse - good luck figuring out what the hell it was about (beside it being unspeakably horrifying).
31st Aug '16 8:16:41 PM Doug86
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* AnachronismStew[=/=]CultureChopSuey: The world of the game bears resemblance to a [[SettlingTheFrontier typical Siberian outpost city]] of TsaristRussia, circa the WorldWarOne period. But there are several much more modern elements present, especially in terms of clothing and medicine. Not to mention the many LowFantasy elements, the [[MagicRealism strange]], [[PurelyAestheticEra timeless atmosphere]] and the fact that [[AerithAndBob about a third of the characters have decidedly non-Russian names]]. Essentially, the setting itself is as enigmatic as the cause of the disease and the [[{{Backstory}} backstories]] of the various characters.

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* AnachronismStew[=/=]CultureChopSuey: The world of the game bears resemblance to a [[SettlingTheFrontier typical Siberian outpost city]] of TsaristRussia, circa the WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI period. But there are several much more modern elements present, especially in terms of clothing and medicine. Not to mention the many LowFantasy elements, the [[MagicRealism strange]], [[PurelyAestheticEra timeless atmosphere]] and the fact that [[AerithAndBob about a third of the characters have decidedly non-Russian names]]. Essentially, the setting itself is as enigmatic as the cause of the disease and the [[{{Backstory}} backstories]] of the various characters.
24th Jul '16 10:54:44 AM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: It's as if the works of [[Literature/TheMasterAndMargarita Mikhail Bulgakov]], Creator/FranzKafka, some works of GermanExpressionism Hieronymus Bosch and ChinaMieville were thrown into a single pot and cooked thoroughly into a delicious MindScrew horror soup.

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* XMeetsY: It's as if the works of [[Literature/TheMasterAndMargarita Mikhail Bulgakov]], Creator/FranzKafka, some works of GermanExpressionism Hieronymus Bosch and ChinaMieville Creator/ChinaMieville were thrown into a single pot and cooked thoroughly into a delicious MindScrew horror soup.
30th Jun '16 10:57:48 PM TwyliaVega
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The game received many good reviews praising its atmosphere and picked up dozens of awards in its native country. Sadly, the English translation was, before the remaster,[[BlindIdiotTranslation absolutely incomprehensible]], which, coupled with the developer being practically unknown outside Russia, resulted in poor sales. This game is not for everyone, and there is a lot to take in in order to master its brutally complex mechanics. It is, however, a very powerful, emotionally draining experience, and not to be missed.

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The game received many good reviews praising its atmosphere and picked up dozens of awards in its native country. Sadly, the English translation was, before the remaster,[[BlindIdiotTranslation remaster ,[[BlindIdiotTranslation absolutely incomprehensible]], which, incomprehensible]]. This, coupled with the developer being practically unknown outside Russia, resulted in poor sales. This game is not for everyone, and there is a lot to take in in order to master its brutally complex mechanics. It is, however, a very powerful, emotionally draining experience, and not to be missed.
30th Jun '16 10:56:42 PM TwyliaVega
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The game received many good reviews praising its atmosphere and picked up dozens of awards in its native country. Sadly, the English translation was [[BlindIdiotTranslation absolutely incomprehensible]], which, coupled with the developer being practically unknown outside Russia, resulted in poor sales. (Though retranslation projects have been planned, none were ever finished.) This is not a game for everyone. As with many SurvivalHorror games, ''Pathologic'' has no parts that can really be considered conventionally "fun". From a technical standpoint, it didn't age well, and there's a lot to take in in order to master its brutally complex mechanics. It is, however, a very powerful, emotionally draining experience, and not to be missed.

Ice-Pick Lodge had started a Website/{{Kickstarter}} campaign to [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1535515364/pathologic create a remake]] of this game in September 2014. This remake aims to improve the translation, graphics, quest structure, and several other aspects while striving to maintain the atmosphere, themes, and overall storyline.

And hark everyone, a HD Remaster (that will not interfere with the remake), featuring improved textures, new voice acting and (most importantly) a revised script, was released on [[http://www.gog.com/game/pathologic_classic_hd Gog.com]] and [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/384110/ Steam]] on 29th of October 2015.

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The game received many good reviews praising its atmosphere and picked up dozens of awards in its native country. Sadly, the English translation was [[BlindIdiotTranslation was, before the remaster,[[BlindIdiotTranslation absolutely incomprehensible]], which, coupled with the developer being practically unknown outside Russia, resulted in poor sales. (Though retranslation projects have been planned, none were ever finished.) This game is not a game for everyone. As with many SurvivalHorror games, ''Pathologic'' has no parts that can really be considered conventionally "fun". From a technical standpoint, it didn't age well, everyone, and there's there is a lot to take in in order to master its brutally complex mechanics. It is, however, a very powerful, emotionally draining experience, and not to be missed.

A HD Remaster (that will not interfere with the remake), featuring improved textures, new voice acting and (most importantly) a revised script, was released on [[http://www.gog.com/game/pathologic_classic_hd Gog.com]] and [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/384110/ Steam]] on 29th of October 2015.

Finally,
Ice-Pick Lodge had started a Website/{{Kickstarter}} campaign to [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1535515364/pathologic create a remake]] of this game in September 2014. This remake aims to improve the translation, graphics, quest structure, and several other aspects while striving to maintain the atmosphere, themes, and overall storyline. \n\nAnd hark everyone, a HD Remaster (that will not interfere The remake also aims to add more to the original game, with the remake), featuring improved textures, new voice acting mechanics and (most importantly) a revised script, was released on [[http://www.gog.com/game/pathologic_classic_hd Gog.com]] and [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/384110/ Steam]] on 29th of October 2015.
better graphics.


19th Jun '16 1:49:36 AM Morgenthaler
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19th Jun '16 1:49:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* XMeetsY: It's as if the works of [[TheMasterAndMargarita Mikhail Bulgakov]], Creator/FranzKafka, some works of GermanExpressionism Hieronymus Bosch and ChinaMieville were thrown into a single pot and cooked thoroughly into a delicious MindScrew horror soup.

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* XMeetsY: It's as if the works of [[TheMasterAndMargarita [[Literature/TheMasterAndMargarita Mikhail Bulgakov]], Creator/FranzKafka, some works of GermanExpressionism Hieronymus Bosch and ChinaMieville were thrown into a single pot and cooked thoroughly into a delicious MindScrew horror soup.
16th Jun '16 10:08:08 AM bitemytail
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* BlondesAreEvil: Only in case of [[spoiler: Anna Angel]].
** Before arriving to the town [[spoiler:Anna used to perform with Ace of Diamonds Caravan whose members were circus actors by day and child kidnappers at night.]]
** Townspeople believe she killed the family that took her in when she arrived. Later it's revealed that [[spoiler:their daughter, Vera, is still alive]]. When [[spoiler:Anna]] learns about it, she [[spoiler:asks Artemiy Burakh to kill the girl]].
7th Jun '16 4:51:35 PM Servitor_2152
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* Blondes Are Evil: Only in case of [[spoiler: Anna Angel]].

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* Blondes Are Evil: BlondesAreEvil: Only in case of [[spoiler: Anna Angel]].
4th Jun '16 2:34:52 AM Rain-dancer
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* RefugeInAudacity On Klara's route when she tries to trick the Kains (of all people) by using her ability to [[spoiler: make people tell the truth]] on them. She is skating on thin ice as the Kains are already hostile towards her and even have a bounty on her head for most of the game. What she doesn't realise is that they all knew exactly what she was doing and were just playing along. when Klara tries it a second time on Maria she immediately gets called out on it. However Maria is so amused that she even tried it and thought they wouldn't notice in the first place, and even begrudgingly admiring of her nerve/cheek, she declines to kill her as she threatened earlier and lets Klara go.

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* RefugeInAudacity On Klara's route when she tries to trick the Kains (of all people) by using her ability to [[spoiler: make force people to tell the truth]] on them. She is skating on thin ice as the Kains are already hostile towards her and even have a bounty on her head for most of the game. What she doesn't realise is that they all knew exactly what she was doing and were just playing along. when Klara tries it a second time on Maria she immediately gets called out on it. However Maria is so amused that she even tried it and thought they wouldn't notice in the first place, notice, and even begrudgingly admiring (if slightly disbelieving) of her nerve/cheek, she declines decides not to kill her as she threatened earlier and lets Klara go.
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