[Following on from yesterday’s installment, Quinns continues his examination of the award winning Russian obscurity Pathologic. Spoilers abound. Oh – and if all this has tempted you, it turns out it is available as a digital download from GamersGate.]
Part II: The Mind
In a single word, Pathologic is dark. And not “we’re going to make our sequel a darker, more adult experience” dark. Not ‘teen angst’ dark. Pathologic is an endlessly bleak game with an atmosphere that smothers all hope. It’s ‘pensioner breaking a leg in his bedsit and no one finding out until the smell starts to get unbearable’ dark.
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