By AlexW00d 2 Comments
Pathologic is a first person action/adventure game developed by Ice-Pick Lodge, the studio who developed last year’s Cargo! The Quest for Gravity.
This seems like a weird game; it was very well received in Russia for its atmosphere and style, and it seems a bit like Vampire: the Masquerade: Bloodlines with its world layout and art stylings. It also has similar graphical weirdness to Thief Deadly Shadows, so I am thinking it’s maybe the same engine.
Anyway this is a 7 year old first person game and the graphics have not aged well at all, so it made the game difficult to sit through, so I don’t have too many first hand details. I do know that the game is about a town, whose residents fall sick to a lethal ailment, and you play one of three characters - each with a respective point of view on the main plot - who tries to discover the source of this ailment. The game has main quests and side quests, and you gain money to get extra equipment, so in a sense the game is an RPG, as you most certainly play a role, but there is no levelling or anything.
The three characters you can pick from are named Bachelor, Haruspex, - both male - and Devotress - female - the latter of whom you need to finish the game as one of the former to unlock.
As I don't have content for this blog I will lay out my progress in the game in screenshot format.