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10th Dec '16 3:51:28 PM Meyers07TheTroper
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* MindScrew: The loading screens, despite nothing really supernatural happens in game, justified that the protagonist had gone insane.
[[spoiler: Both the original and the Redux endings. The original ending has the Dude attempting to shoot up in a school, finding out that his guns do nothing, and he collapses as the screen distorts. The Redux ending has him trying to kill one "hostile" in a church, instead finding it empty and locked, then goes straight and found a funeral, that could be his own on his eyes as he collapses and the screen distorts as the coffin is lowered and the hostile count fulfilled after the coffin is lowered. Either way, the Dude had gone insane and subdued, put into an asylum for a secret research.]]



** [[spoiler:The final level in Redux, "The End", has the Dude attend a funeral, presumably his own, before what looks likes collapsing with grief.]]

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** [[spoiler:The final level in Redux, "The End", has the Dude attend goes to church, finding it's locked and empty, then moves straight into a funeral, presumably his own, own (as the hostile count is 1 and it's reduced to 0 when the coffin is lowered), before what looks likes collapsing with grief.]]
he got his breakdown]]
25th Nov '16 6:14:35 PM Meyers07TheTroper
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** Right at the beginning of the game, on Monday, [[spoiler: there's a sewer pipe that leads to a hidden terrorist base, which is located just behind the Dude's home. You'll be facing more than a dozen of {{Mooks}} there and most of them are equipped with Machine Guns. Among them are ones wearing black turbans and red longcoats; these drop bulletproof vests if you manage to shoot them in the head (easiest to do with the pistol). If you manage to survive their stand, you'll be packing heat for the majority of the game. Then, starting on Wednesday, a couple of mooks on the lower level are armed with Rocket Launchers. If you kill ''them'', then you're really off the hook. Not only that, but you can repeat the process at any day by exiting the base from the way you came and then re-entering the base, which respawns the mooks that you've killed. Make sure you're well equipped before going there because, depending on the difficulty level (especially on the harder ones), you could lose health faster than the blink of an eye when getting shot.]]

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** Right In the regular game, right at the beginning of the game, on Monday, [[spoiler: there's a sewer pipe that leads to a hidden terrorist base, which is located just behind the Dude's home. You'll be facing more than a dozen of {{Mooks}} there and most of them are equipped with Machine Guns.assault rifles. Among them are ones wearing black turbans and red longcoats; these drop bulletproof vests if you manage to shoot them in the head (easiest to do with the pistol). If you manage to survive their stand, you'll be packing heat for the majority of the game. Then, starting on Wednesday, a couple of mooks on the lower level are armed with Rocket Launchers. If you kill ''them'', then you're really off the hook. Not only that, but you can repeat the process at any day by exiting the base from the way you came and then re-entering the base, which respawns the mooks that you've killed. Make sure you're well equipped before going there because, depending on the difficulty level (especially on the harder ones), you could lose health faster than the blink of an eye when getting shot.]]



* IronicName: The town the game takes place in is "Paradise". It's a WretchedHive.



* LighterAndSofter: ''Postal 2'' in comparison with ''Postal 1''. It's still demented and violent, but the game has a more comical atmosphere, with less disturbing stuff.

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* LighterAndSofter: ''Postal 2'' in comparison with ''Postal 1''. It's still pretty demented and violent, but the game has a more comical atmosphere, with less disturbing stuff.stuff. Not only that, the game is possible to complete with no kills at all (although it's only limited to the original 5-day campaign and it's very hard), and all the time the Dude is forced packing heat, he's in self defense and most of his objectives are everyday chores (which gone wrong due to the WretchedHive nature of Paradise).
19th Nov '16 10:30:35 PM Kadorhal
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* MultipleEndings: ''Redux'' actually has six endings. One for beating the game normally, one for beating Rampage Mode one for beating the game on Hard/Nightmare Mode (which changes the loading screen messages to the journal entries from the original game's manual, as well), one for beating either the Super Delivery (Special Delivery and Super Postal levels) or Excess Postage (base game levels + Super Delivery levels) campaigns, and one for beating the game in co-op.

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* MultipleEndings: ''Redux'' actually has six endings. One for beating the game normally, one for beating Rampage Mode Mode, one for beating the game on Hard/Nightmare Mode (which changes the loading screen messages to the journal entries from the original game's manual, as well), one for beating either the Super Delivery (Special Delivery and Super Postal levels) or Excess Postage (base game levels + Super Delivery levels) campaigns, and one for beating the game in co-op.



* VillainousBSOD: See the spoiler above.

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* VillainousBSOD: See [[spoiler:StealthSequel: Redux is implied to be this. The Diary entries all state 2017 instead of 1997, there's a skeleton in the spoiler above.Dude's cell (presumably the original P1!Dude), and the psychiatrist is now voiced by Corey Cruise.]]
* VillainousBSOD:
** [[spoiler:The final level of the original game has the Dude undergo one of these upon opening fire on a playground full of children and finding that they are completely impervious to his weapons.]]
19th Nov '16 2:03:55 PM PainisCupcake
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* MultipleEndings: ''Redux'' actually has three endings. One for beating the game normally, one for beating the game on Hard mode (which changes the loading screen messages to the journal entries from the original game's manual, as well), and one for beating the game in co-op.

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* MultipleEndings: ''Redux'' actually has three six endings. One for beating the game normally, one for beating Rampage Mode one for beating the game on Hard mode Hard/Nightmare Mode (which changes the loading screen messages to the journal entries from the original game's manual, as well), one for beating either the Super Delivery (Special Delivery and Super Postal levels) or Excess Postage (base game levels + Super Delivery levels) campaigns, and one for beating the game in co-op.



* [[spoiler:StealthSequel: Redux is implied to be this. The Diary entries all state 2017 instead of 1997, there's a skeleton in the Dude's cell (presumably the original P1!Dude), and the psychiatrist is now voiced by Corey Cruise.]]



** [[spoiler:The final level in Redux, "The End", has the Dude attend a funeral, before what looks likes collapsing with grief.]]

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** [[spoiler:The final level in Redux, "The End", has the Dude attend a funeral, presumably his own, before what looks likes collapsing with grief.]]
18th Nov '16 4:54:51 PM Kadorhal
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** In ''Paradise Lost'', the Revolver can be found in surprising numbers, even from the very beginning of the day, if you know where to look. [[TooAwesomeToUse Ammo for it will be a different story]], however, as only one or two more instances of the weapon are added per day, separate ammo is even rarer, and you can't buy it yourself from vendors until Thursday.

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** In ''Paradise Lost'', the Revolver can be found in surprising numbers, even from the very beginning of the day, game, if you know where to look. [[TooAwesomeToUse Ammo for it will be a different story]], however, as only one or two more instances of the weapon are added per day, separate ammo is even rarer, and you can't buy it yourself from vendors until Thursday.



* DownloadableContent: While Paradise Lost is a straight example, being an expansion pack, the AprilFoolsDay event parodies this. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hrty0XUPjVI On the main menu]], the player will be greeted with a "Paid DLC (NEW!!!)" option, all filled with silly DLC ([[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Champ Armor]] [[TakeThat for $2.50]] and a Gary Coleman Romance Path for $6.99) with equally silly pricing (The Super-Fun Pigeon Hunter Mission costing $59.99[[labelnote:*]]despite outright admitting they only needed $3.50 to put it together[[/labelnote]] and the Uncensored Dude Willy costing $69.99), with the game even counting your "Money wasted". None of it actually exists though, since trying to actually buy it will result in the Dude chiding you.

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* DownloadableContent: While Paradise Lost is a straight example, being an expansion pack, the AprilFoolsDay event parodies this. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hrty0XUPjVI On the main menu]], the player will be greeted with a "Paid DLC (NEW!!!)" option, all filled with silly DLC ([[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Champ Armor]] [[TakeThat for $2.50]] and a Gary Coleman Romance Path for $6.99) with equally silly pricing (The Super-Fun Pigeon Hunter Mission costing $59.99[[labelnote:*]]despite outright admitting they only needed $3.50 to put it together[[/labelnote]] and the Uncensored Dude Willy costing $69.99), with the game even counting your "Money wasted". None of it actually exists though, since trying to actually buy it will result in the Dude chiding you.
12th Nov '16 7:44:21 PM Kadorhal
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** The intro to ''Postal III'' reveals that his house was foreclosed on, which caused the Dude [[GoingPostal to snap.]] Although due to that game being declared non-canon, it's up in the air again.
*** Well, it's canon again as of ''Paradise Lost''... sort of. It was a coma hallucination, so at least the Dudes's past may still be factual.

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** The intro to ''Postal III'' reveals that his house was foreclosed on, which caused the Dude [[GoingPostal to snap.]] Although due to Even if that game being declared non-canon, it's up in is no longer canon, it ''was'' revealed to be a coma hallucination the air again.
*** Well, it's canon again as of
Dude had between ''Apocalypse Weekend'' and ''Paradise Lost''... sort of. It was a coma hallucination, Lost'', so at least presumably a comment on the Dudes's Dude's past may like that is still be factual.


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* MultipleEndings: ''Redux'' actually has three endings. One for beating the game normally, one for beating the game on Hard mode (which changes the loading screen messages to the journal entries from the original game's manual, as well), and one for beating the game in co-op.
14th Oct '16 1:01:47 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* TheCameo: A cheat code in Redux unlocks [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/{{Hatred}} Not Important/The Antagonist]]]] as a playable character, complete with his own voice lines.



* [[spoiler:StealthSequel: Redux is implied to be this. The Diary entries all state 2017 instead of 1997, there's a skeleton in the Dude's cell (presumably the original P1!Dude, and the psychiatrist is now voiced by Corey Cruise.]]

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* [[spoiler:StealthSequel: Redux is implied to be this. The Diary entries all state 2017 instead of 1997, there's a skeleton in the Dude's cell (presumably the original P1!Dude, P1!Dude), and the psychiatrist is now voiced by Corey Cruise.]]
21st Sep '16 5:50:10 AM ZuTheSkunk
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** The ''Apocalypse Weekend'' expansion has the destruction of Bullfish Interactive, a parody take on Whiptail Interactive. A case of RealLifeWritesThePlot, as RWS terminated their contract with Whiptail after the latter was found out to have committed multiple breaches of contract.

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** The ''Apocalypse Weekend'' expansion has the destruction of Bullfish Interactive, a parody take on Whiptail Interactive. A case of RealLifeWritesThePlot, as RWS terminated their contract with Whiptail after the latter was found out to have committed multiple breaches of contract. %%invoked
6th Sep '16 12:23:23 PM porkyThegrumpiest
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** There's a jab at the social justice crowd with ''[[https://40.media.tumblr.com/52467dc04744d7ebae780ee9e4bb3219/tumblr_nn0ykpYDhO1s8xtg8o1_1280.jpg Equality Simulator]]''.

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** There's a jab at the social justice crowd with The ''[[https://40.media.tumblr.com/52467dc04744d7ebae780ee9e4bb3219/tumblr_nn0ykpYDhO1s8xtg8o1_1280.jpg Equality Simulator]]''.Simulator]]'' is a jab to the [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad social justice warrior]].
6th Aug '16 9:25:54 AM Kytseo
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** The film doesn't follow the plot of the second game, merely featuring references and brief allusions to it (Krotchy, the setting of Paradise and [[spoiler: said town getting nuked]], the police suit, the bank robbery, etc).

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** The film doesn't follow the plot of the second game, merely featuring references and brief allusions to it (Krotchy, the setting of Paradise and [[spoiler: said town getting nuked]], the police suit, the bank robbery, using cats as supressors, etc).


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* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: Postal Dude's CharacterDevelopment involves him going from an ExtremeDoormat law-abiding citizen to the amoral, ChaoticNeutral {{Sociopath}} he's known to be.
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