History YMMV / Postal

6th Aug '16 7:33:40 AM Kytseo
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* VindicatedByHistory: For the longest time, the series had dwindled in popularity due to the bane of the movie and third game hovering over the series. The series was rejuvenated however thanks the UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} release of the first two games. The series is now hailed as a CultClassic, with the second game continuing to receive official updates and fan mods to this day.

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* VindicatedByHistory: For the longest time, the series had dwindled in popularity due to the bane of the movie and third game hovering over the series.series (that's on top of all the controversy the second game got upon release). The series was rejuvenated however thanks the UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} release of the first two games. The series is now hailed as a CultClassic, with the second game continuing to receive official updates and fan mods to this day.
4th Aug '16 1:59:07 AM Kytseo
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* ComplacentGamingSyndrome: General consensus is that the M16 Assault Rifle is the only useful weapon in ''Akella's Postal Rip-Off''.

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* ComplacentGamingSyndrome: General consensus is that the M16 Assault Rifle is the only useful weapon in ''Akella's Postal Rip-Off''.Spin off''.
3rd Aug '16 8:55:32 PM Kytseo
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* PolishedPort: The Steam re-release of ''Postal 2'' has widescreen support, mod and workshop support, and plenty of support from the devs.
3rd Aug '16 8:49:35 PM Kytseo
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* ComplacentGamingSyndrome: General consensus is that the M16 Assault Rifle is the only useful weapon in ''Akella's Postal Rip-Off''.
28th Jul '16 1:22:05 PM chuggaafan1
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* HarsherInHindsight: In the first ''Postal'',the final scene where [[spoiler: the Postal Dude tries to shoot up an elementary school can become this in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting]].

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* HarsherInHindsight: In the first ''Postal'',the ''Postal'', the final scene where [[spoiler: the Postal Dude tries to shoot up an elementary school can become this in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting]].



* SoOkayItsAverage: General consensus of ''Apocalypse Weekend'' seems to be that it misunderstood what made ''Postal 2'' fun and made a game based around it. The linear structure of the levels [[NonindicativeName ironically removed the ability to Go POSTAL]], and were seen as not very interesting and occasionally repetitive regardless. The tasks were very non-mundane, as opposed to ''2''; part of its charm came from the mundane tasks going spectacularly wrong. The weapons and engine additions, as well as the plot, are seen as positives, however.
** ''Postal III'' is this to some, being not worth the [[DevelopmentHell wait]], but not worth the [[{{Sequelitis}} ire]] either.



* The Uwe Boll film also has quite a bit of disgusting moments as well:
** For starters: [[MaleFrontalNudity Dave Foley's penis...]]
** We never see what The Postal Dude's wife looks like in ''Postal 2''. However, in the film she is shown to be an extremely overweight, disgusting mess of a woman who verbally abused The Dude to no end. Expect to see a lot of scenes of her eating profusely. We even get the [[BlatantLies treat]] of seeing her cheat on The Dude with the two corrupt cops that show up in the film.

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* ** The Uwe Boll film also has quite a bit of disgusting moments as well:
** *** For starters: [[MaleFrontalNudity Dave Foley's penis...]]
** *** We never see what The Postal Dude's wife looks like in ''Postal 2''. However, in the film she is shown to be an extremely overweight, disgusting mess of a woman who verbally abused The Dude to no end. Expect to see a lot of scenes of her eating profusely. We even get the [[BlatantLies treat]] of seeing her cheat on The Dude with the two corrupt cops that show up in the film.
28th May '16 11:25:40 PM harryhenry
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* BaseBreaker: The movie adaptation. Some think it's hilarious and Uwe Boll's best Video Game-Movie yet. Others find it to be a dull, unfunny {{In Name Only}} adaptation of the games. And then there's the third group who find it entertaining [[SoBadItsGood for all the wrong reasons]].

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* BaseBreaker: BrokenBase: The movie adaptation. Some think it's hilarious and Uwe Boll's best Video Game-Movie yet. Others find it to be a dull, unfunny {{In Name Only}} adaptation of the games. And then there's the third group who find it entertaining [[SoBadItsGood for all the wrong reasons]].
8th May '16 8:26:31 AM erik6767
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** The loading screens and credits screen in ''Postal 1'' are about as disgusting as much as they are scary, both of which depict a [[BodyHorror gross mass of fleshy people clumped together on a body pile]].

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** The loading screens and credits screen in ''Postal 1'' are about as disgusting as much as they are scary, both the latter of which depict depicts a [[BodyHorror gross mass of sickly, fleshy people corpses clumped together on a body pile]].
6th May '16 10:58:43 PM erik6767
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: The first game suggests that the Dude is truly being targeted by the townsfolk of Paradise, however, the presence of a moving truck outside your house in the first level has led some to conclude that he's gone insane because he was foreclosed upon. The intro to ''Postal III'' confirmed this, though given the events of that game are now [[CanonDiscontinuity just a bad dream the Dude had during an eleven-year coma]], it's hard to say for sure if that's still the case.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: The While the manual of the first game suggests hints that the Dude is truly being targeted by the townsfolk of Paradise, however, Paradise are under the effect of [[TheVirus The Virus]] and that the Postal Dude is trying to get to the bottom of it all, the presence of a moving truck outside your house in the first level has led some to conclude that he's gone insane because he was foreclosed upon. The intro to ''Postal III'' confirmed this, though given the events of that game are now [[CanonDiscontinuity just a bad dream the Dude had during an eleven-year coma]], it's hard to say for sure if that's still the case.
25th Feb '16 1:35:34 PM marston
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*BaseBreaker: The movie adaptation. Some think it's hilarious and Uwe Boll's best Video Game-Movie yet. Others find it to be a dull, unfunny {{In Name Only}} adaptation of the games. And then there's the third group who find it entertaining [[SoBadItsGood for all the wrong reasons]].
21st Feb '16 9:00:28 AM Grobi
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** Strangely, while games such as ''Postal 2'' and ''VideoGame/{{Manhunt}}'' have received harsh critique and are often called "{{murder simulator}}s", no one ever says the same about ''VideoGame/TheElderScrolls'' franchise, which has the Dark Brotherhood - a guild that is composed solely of murderers and hitmen.
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