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21st Jan '16 4:09:07 PM nombretomado
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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 {{Steam}} release of the first two games. The series is now hailed as [[CultClassic a cult classic]], 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. The series was rejuvenated however thanks the {{Steam}} UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} release of the first two games. The series is now hailed as [[CultClassic a cult classic]], CultClassic, with the second game continuing to receive official updates and fan mods to this day.
31st Dec '15 10:21:18 PM harryhenry
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* [[VindicatedByHistory Vindicated by Digital]]: 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 {{Steam}} release of the first two games. The series is now hailed as [[CultClassic a cult classic]], with the second game continuing to receive official updates and fan mods to this day.
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* [[VindicatedByHistory Vindicated by Digital]]: 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 {{Steam}} release of the first two games. The series is now hailed as [[CultClassic a cult classic]], with the second game continuing to receive official updates and fan mods to this day.
29th Dec '15 9:29:37 PM ThePest179
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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]].
13th Dec '15 4:47:20 PM Yalsaris63
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* TheScrappy: Pretty much everyone you'll face in the games, though given that these games were developed by [=RWS=] (with the exception of ''III''), this trope is Enforced.
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* TheScrappy: Pretty much everyone you'll face in all of the games, though given that these games were developed by [=RWS=] (with the exception of ''III''), this trope is Enforced.
13th Dec '15 4:42:52 PM Yalsaris63
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* TheScrappy: Pretty much everyone you'll face in the games, though given that these games were developed by [=RWS=] (with the exception of ''III''), this trope is Enforced. ** The Dude's wife, however, takes the cake for being an [[UngratefulBastard Ungrateful Bitch]] and never giving the Dude any respect whatsoever. You finally get to confront her in a showdown in ''Paradise Lost'' [[spoiler: [[TakeThatScrappy and put her out of her misery]].]]

** Even most of the public restrooms blatantly feature excrement on the floors and sinks, suggesting that the citizens apparently have no value for public decency whatsoever.
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** Even most of the public restrooms blatantly feature excrement on the floors and sinks, suggesting that the citizens apparently have no value for public decency and hygiene whatsoever.
13th Dec '15 4:33:09 PM Yalsaris63
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** Even most of the public restrooms blatantly feature excrement on the floors and sinks suggesting that the citizens apparently have no value for public decency whatsoever.
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** Even most of the public restrooms blatantly feature excrement on the floors and sinks sinks, suggesting that the citizens apparently have no value for public decency whatsoever.
13th Dec '15 4:32:42 PM Yalsaris63
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** Even most of the public restrooms blatantly feature excrement on the floors and sinks suggesting that the citizens apparently have no value for public decency whatsoever.
10th Nov '15 4:27:20 PM Anddrix
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* DudeNotFunny: The rather blatant violence against certain groups (animals, random civilians, police/servicemen) smacks a little too hard if brought into the light of reality. That being said, the game's initial start-up screen is the developers blatantly stating that this type of violence should stay in the game and not be played out for real.
9th Nov '15 4:25:05 PM Kadorhal
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** [[spoiler: Granted, almost all of the bosses can simply have the [[OutsideTheBoxTactic Chompy the Voodoo Fish]] cartridge used on them to take them down with ease, but the thing [[PowerEqualsRarity isn't exactly easy to find]]...]] ** Champ is fairly difficult, due to his size and the power of his attacks. You must quickly drain his health, use the syringe on him, the repeat two more times. If you are not quick enough with the syringe, Champ will regain his health fully, forcing you to waste ammo draining his health again.
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** [[spoiler: Granted, almost all of the bosses can simply have the [[OutsideTheBoxTactic Chompy the Voodoo Fish]] cartridge used on them to take them down with ease, but the thing [[PowerEqualsRarity isn't exactly easy to find]]...find]]. The Revolver's secondary fire isn't much help, either, as only a small handful of the bosses are vulnerable to it - essentially just Two-Ears on Thursday and [[EasterEgg Phraud Hogslop]] on Friday - and one of those two you ''don't'' want to immediately kill with a powerful weapon because he drops a fixed amount of money with every hit he takes; what you really want to do is [[DeathOfAThousandCuts deal as little damage as possible per-hit]] and make up for it with MoreDakka.]] ** Champ is fairly difficult, due to his size and the power of his attacks. You must quickly drain his health, use the syringe on him, the repeat two more times. If you are not quick enough with the syringe, Champ will regain his health fully, forcing you to waste ammo draining his health again. \n [[spoiler:[[EasyLevelTrick One hint for you:]] try the machete's alt-fire. It damages him for as long as it's passing through him, and since he's giant-sized he doesn't [[CatchAndReturn catch it in his mouth]]. At least on Average and below, you can shave off half his health in one throw; even then, though, you then have to beware of the open area letting the machete travel ''much'' further than normal before it starts returning to you for another shot.]]

** The Military Base to the end of the game are a long string of these in ''Apocalypse Weekend''. Starting at the Military Base, like the Brewery, [[NoGearLevel all of your items are stripped upon starting the level]]. Made worse by the fact that, Unlike the Brewery, some of the items you were using don't appear in the base at all, meaning that they are officially LostForever. Plus, the Military Base is [[MarathonLevel LONG]], clocking in at four parts altogether. Adding on to that, the entire level is absolutely ''swarming'' with [[DemonicSpiders the National Guard]], all of which are very resilient, are immune to [[YourHeadAsplode their heads exploding]] from the Sledgehammer or Baseball Bat and all carry machine guns. These traits all put together mean that you'll be torn to shreds faster than you can say "I regret nothing". Oh, and all those GameBreaker melee weapons you were having so much fun using? The soldiers are either immune to them, or block them with their two-handed weapons, rendering all of those Game Breakers completely useless! Hope you can find the Axe in there, since it's the only practical melee weapon in the level! ** The following levels aren't too bad in comparison, since most of them will be full of zombies, who die immediately if you inflict YourHeadAsplode on them. The Dog Pound is where the game starts to ramp up again. The main enemy type in this case will be Rednecks (who are, incidentally, the same type of enemy that appeared in the Brewery). Although they will also be happy to use their two-handed weapons to block your melee strikes, they aren't as resilient as the National Guard. The real problem in this case arises from the swarms of [[GoddamnedBats dogs]] who are fast moving and hard to hit.
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** The Military Base to the end of the game are a long string of these in ''Apocalypse Weekend''. Starting at the Military Base, like the Brewery, [[NoGearLevel all of your items are stripped upon starting the level]]. Made worse by the fact that, Unlike unlike the Brewery, some a lot of the items you were using don't appear in the base at all, meaning that they are officially LostForever. Plus, the Military Base is [[MarathonLevel LONG]], clocking in at four parts altogether. Adding on to that, the entire level is absolutely ''swarming'' with [[DemonicSpiders the National Guard]], all of which are very resilient, are immune to [[YourHeadAsplode their heads exploding]] from the Sledgehammer or Baseball Bat and all carry machine guns.guns - and to make it worse, medkits are [[DroughtLevelOfDoom far too sparse for the kind of punishment you'll be taking]] (this one almost seems to be on purpose, since after three of the four levels the Military Base goes through, with a small handful of medkits to tide you over, you find '''''an entire shipping container full of them all in one spot'''''). These traits all put together mean that you'll be torn to shreds faster than you can say "I regret nothing". Oh, and all those GameBreaker melee weapons you were having so much fun using? The only one you get back before the final five minutes is the sledgehammer, which the soldiers are either immune to them, or block them with their two-handed weapons, rendering all of those Game Breakers completely useless! immune to. Hope you can find the Axe or Machete in there, since it's they're the only practical melee weapon weapons in the level! ** The following levels aren't too bad in comparison, since most of them will be full of zombies, who still die immediately if you inflict YourHeadAsplode on them. The Dog Pound is where the game starts to ramp up again. The main enemy type in this case will be Rednecks (who are, incidentally, the same type of enemy that appeared in the Brewery). Although they will also be happy to use their two-handed weapons to block your melee strikes, they aren't as resilient as the National Guard. The real problem in this case arises from the swarms of [[GoddamnedBats dogs]] who are fast moving and hard to hit.

* [[VindicatedByHistory Vindicated by Digital]]: 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 {{Steam}} release of the first three games. The series is now hailed as [[CultClassic a cult classic]], with the second game continuing to receive official updates and fan mods to this day. * WinBackTheCrowd: The ''Postal 2'' expansion ''Paradise Lost'' suffered a little due to the fact that the original Postal Dude voice actor Rick Hunter was being replaced and that the expansion would be delayed. This however changed when a March 2015 update by the developers not only revealed the official release date of April 27 for the game, but that Rick Hunter would return as the voice actor!
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* [[VindicatedByHistory Vindicated by Digital]]: 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 {{Steam}} release of the first three two games. The series is now hailed as [[CultClassic a cult classic]], with the second game continuing to receive official updates and fan mods to this day. * WinBackTheCrowd: The ''Postal 2'' expansion ''Paradise Lost'' suffered a little due to the fact that the original Postal Dude voice actor Rick Hunter was being replaced and that the expansion would be delayed. This however changed when a March 2015 update by the developers not only revealed the official release date of April 27 for the game, but that Rick Hunter would return as the voice actor!actor.
7th Nov '15 4:47:00 PM Kadorhal
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* The entirety of ''Paradise Lost'' can be considered this, considering that the Dude do all of this just to take his dog back.
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* ** The entirety of ''Paradise Lost'' can be considered this, considering that the Dude do is doing all of this just to take get his dog back.
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