Pathologic thread? Who is the most "good" of the three protagonists you think?
I think Bachelor goes in with the best intentions, but ultimately I think the chick is actually trying to fix it and stick with it essentially.
Both. From what we've seen, they are going to be incredibly different experiences with the base opening plot and setting going to be the only similarities.
Pathologic HD is just the original but with upscaled graphics and a readable translation.
Right now no. The Hd edition with the translation that makes sense only just released, and I doubt anybody has done a full playthrough yet. The game is great, but it's not fun in a traditional sense. It's actually incredibly draining to play. Every day you survive or encounter is a sigh of relief, and every hour you remain uninfected is another gift.
You can absolutely fuck yourself into a hole that requires you to restart the game. That's why one of the DANK MEMES in these threads is to constantly stock up on food and drugs. Combat can be avoided, but food and drugs are a necessity to get through the 12 days.
Don't be a pussy, it's not like anything will pop out suddenly at you. And it's not a game that would work will with LPs, it's all about an atmosphere that relies on YOU being involved with everything that's going on
Never heard of this game before and i'm downloading it as I type
What am I in for friends?
>I think the chick is actually trying to fix it and stick with it essentially.
that's a big assumption
Haruspex ending is canon. Prove me wrong.
>actually saving the tower
Posting best girl.
I want to protect that smile.
Just starting Day 3 now. I've got a buncha fucking nuts and haven't seen a single child (besides Sticky) for 48 hours. Am I just looking in the wrong places or will they be spawned into the world only after a certain point?
Lots of kids
kids all around! Heh heh, check the polyhedron...
Though they probably won't let you in! Haha, the buggers! I hear the abattoir is led by a kid as well...
Ohh, I need to wet my whistle..
YOU MOTHERFUCKER NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
It's great, wonderful, it all makes sense.
Though you still have to decipher the content yourself, but at least the delivery is coherent!
>In this town even little rumors can fuck your reputation up
>Bachelor writes a letter telling people that the best way to survive the sand plague, wich the town already suffered some years ago and everyone knew how terrible is, its to remain indoors
>Nobody fucking cares
>Not the adults
>Not the kids
>Not the fucking drunks
This town deserves to get destroyed holy shit
>climb onto any of the ruins
do they actually explain this
its different from lowering rep cry
I started the game when other anons suggested it in a thread a day or two ago, but I found it hard to know what I was doing. I only found small vlad after some anon posted it in the thread and I get the feeling im missing a lot of stuff, since ild mostly finished the days quest by 3PM. I also spoke to a girl who said something about coming to warehouse 11 after dark and saying the password 'Hell froze over' to see something, but when I went to the warehouse it was just a bunch of kids who I couldnt interact with.
What is the ETA on the remake?
Is this a spooky game?
I've also heard that this is a decent mindfuck/twist game. On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being
MADDENand 10 being ever17, how does it scale on the mindfuck-o-meter?
Apologies for stupid questions.
Does anyone know the name of the hype song that plays at the third day
when Rubin tells you that he needs you to go to the infected district?
The first day has a short and kinda boring main quest
The second day is when shit starts getting real
By the third day the town starts going to shit
If you don't know where to go just press q and check the main quest tab. If it has *** then its over and all there is left for that day is sidequests.
11/10 Among the several twists at the end of the game, the game basically opens with you (the player) being told that you are an actor in the game only taking the role of the character you choose. The game has a large number of theatrical themes that appear in plays. It's very surreal.
No idea on the remake ETA. Very disturbing and spooky. Not really spooky in a regular sense.
>What is the ETA on the remake?
I'd expect alpha/beta next year, doubt they'll finish the full game by then.
>Is this a spooky game?
There are no jumpscares. It's more about constant feeling of dread than scares in your usual sense. Think playing Silent Hill 2 before you meet first monsters.
>how does it scale on the mindfuck-o-meter
It's very strange in general, but ending is definitely 9-10/10. The game also likes to throw curve balls. It makes you forget the rules of normal world and immerses you into its own world, just to break newly established rules later.
*cough* Albino *cough*
Hm, I kind of doubt anything can top
ever17, to be honest, but I do like what I'm hearing. I can deal with surreal. I like surreal. Always had a mild passing interest in the game, and related games I've seen discussed and mentioned over the years, but never enough to really delve into it.
I feel that I've consumed so much media that I'm now desperate for anything that doesn't follow the beaten path, and is as 'out-there' as possible. I don't know a better way to explain it. It's as if nothing surprises or shocks me too much anymore.
>I'd expect alpha/beta next year
Ouch. To be expected, though.
>Think playing Silent Hill 2 before you meet first monsters
Does Pathologic have monsters?
>It makes you forget the rules of normal world and immerses you into its own world, just to break newly established rules later.
I like it.
Thanks for the feedback, bros.
>Does Pathologic have monsters?
You'll mostly be dealing with humans and rats, though there are non-human characters like Worms. You can think of plague as a monster too, I guess.
>Does Pathologic have monsters?
The lengths I went to to save the town.
I needed the medicine, and the safety of the town depends on my survival, the kids should've just given it.
It's not my fault.
Normal sized rats
Keep in mind that this makes them harder to hit, and this is a plague doctor simulator so bigger rats would have been way better
Worm is just a name for a kind of creature that is not related to normal worms
This fucking game is so good. After one character play through finished a few days ago I'm still building the composure to go again, I need time to cultivate what I learned and gathered before surging in again.
No game has made me feel this way before.
This so much. I said the same thing in yesterday's thread -- 1 or 2 revolver bullets ain't shit compared to the bounty of easy pickings in (yellow-filtered) abandoned districts. Holy shit, it's amazing. I'll never loot an actively infected house again.
I'm glad this game is starting to get the recognition it deserves. My only desire is that it actually loses as little as possible in translation. Some lines in it have such a massive impact, but you need to read it in the original language in order to experience that.
>loot an actively infected house
Uh, which part of town is The Works? I'm looking for
Isidor's son on day 5and my only clue about his secret hideout is that there's some stairs and it must be in the Works
That map needs some names
>No game has made me feel this way before.
That should be on the back of the box. That should be the first and last line of any review.
Seriously. I'm 32 and have played almost every game to ever exist from Atari to today, and literally no game has ever made me feel this way.
The factories down south-east. He's in #4. I think he'll refer to it as the Corpulent Factory later and there's still no marking on it so I dunno how we're supposed to find it besides, well, listening to people.
Go back to one of your Fallout shitposting threads, kid.
I can't see any workshop 5, do you mean the area where Rubin's lab also is? Because i thought of that since some buildings do have stairs outside, but i can't walk on any of them apparently
WHAT THE FUCK IS HE
Young Vlad is all
hey man I dug this well and I hear spooky noises coming out of it you should go down there and also I have no way of getting you out again.
>sure senpai desu sounds like fun
>bloody tunnels underground
>crazed chanting or raving in the background that gets louder or softer
>follow it to the end, spooked as fuck
>there's a little rat-man who is all 'nah man it's cool you're just crazy'
I was spooked by the ambience in day 1 too, but I got used to the feeling in day 2 and expected to get bored if the game remained like that.
It didn't remain like that.
Expect day 3 to make you addicted to the game.
>vampire the masquerade and pathologic thread on /v/
Since when did /v/ have taste
>finish day j
>mfw day j + 1
It just got worse and worse. They really nailed that feeling of sinking desperation.
Hell it isn't even day by day. Even on the first day, the very person you came to this town to see dies and after finding out where the person who saw him last lives you find out he is dead as well.
Its just a never ending spiral of shit going from worse to just burn it all down.
Walking is a big part of the game. A large portion of it consist of going from A to B, talking to one guy and then dealing with another.
But of course it isn't that simple. On the way from point B you have to look out for trash cans from which you can scavenge empty bottles and nicknacks which you can then trade for very valuable items. You also have to be mindful of choosing the best path through the town, as the map does not show all the various dead ends and shortcuts ( I actually just started drawing my own, so as to mark which shops are where ( Fuck Vlad, I ain't paying 1k Rubles for a piece of paper )).
And thats just the first day. If you haven't guessed already, shit hits the fan in this game and then it proceeds to spin until the fan is on fire and the entire room is burning. And covered in shit.
So yes it is indeed a walking simulator. Walking through an infected town in the steppes.
Nah, actually it depends upon your own will on how hard you want it to be, since you can potentially save scum your way through it with relative ease.
But that isn't the heart of a survival game, its being completely beaten down by circumstances, by your own mistakes or that of the world and somehow getting through it with an inch of your life.
There is a definite failure state where you can really fuck up at an earlier point in the game, only for it to dawn on you that you have no chance of winning later in the game. But don't let that depress you. Because then the plague wins.
"A bottle of cow's milk. Be careful with this product! It is very healthy, but its origin presumes a high degree of risk. Women said that the cows have been giving ichor instead of milk and that some black clots were found in it. One shouldn't trust domestic animals these days. "
This shit is disgusting.I love it.
Food can't go bad/get you sick right?
Also can you cook fresh meat/fish?
As far as I know, food will never harm you or make you sick, just a little hit to Exhaustion (game-ified food coma, love it).
Ironically you can't/don't have to cook fresh meat. You just eat it.
He and Rubin are the only guys trying to do anything at all, and people keep getting in his way because MUH TRADITIONS and ignoring his advice.
I would act like that if I were risking my life to save a town I give 0 fucks about and everyone ignored me and got in my way.
>Ironically you can't/don't have to cook fresh meat. You just eat it.
Say fucking what. God damn this game basically made me afraid of eggs, milk and meat and now you're telling me is all harmless?
I would be too if I graduated from medical college and I was sent to a backwards hick town full of superstitious retards that won't follow even the simplest of my instructions to stem the tide of an apocalyptic plague.
It's said every thread, but this game is absolutely brilliant in how it gets you into the same mindset of the character you're playing through nothing more than dialogue and game mechanics.
The game never has to tell you "The Bachelor was getting exasperated" because you, yourself, are getting fucking exasperated.
I wonder how many people missed that and how many got it purely by an accident and then were hit, first by what they saw and afterwards, hit even harder after they realized EVERYTHING.
Can't wait for the Remake. After getting to Bachelor Day 5, I literally just Alt-Tabbed, donated $25 to IPL, then went back to playing HD.
If they can keep the game 90% similar, but bring the graphics and gameplay mechanics (UI, quest tracking, etc) into the modern age, it has the chance to be one of the defining games of its generation and the new shining beacon of unique originality in the vidya industry.
When the Remake comes out, I'm going to
quarantinemyself and play it for a week straight.
What the fuck is Changeling girl, exactly?
>start playing as her
>expect a lying little shit that just gets on everyone's nerves
>I am spot on but also she can fucking heal and kill people with a wave of hand
>apparently she has an evil twin running around that literally causes the plague
Just get to Day 8, friend.
Pathologic is the textbook definition of "it's better to go in blind". The spoilers MAKE the game.
>has the chance to be one of the defining games
No. It requires you to figure things out by yourself and is confusing and mysterious on purpose. It won't be a game people look back at as the defining game of a generation
>Save my adherents, bachelor-san! I am going to save this town!
>OK. How are you going to save it?
>It's a secret, just trust me! But remember, something still has to be sacrificed.
>What needs to be sacrificed?
>ALSO A SECRET TEEHEE
>SLOWLY walking around in circles about some vague murder plot
I'm giving it another 20mins, this shit is painfully dull
I like when Bachelor goes full cold-blooded.
>and die in all manners of painfully abnormal ways
>mfw backwards village shits try to be high and mighty near me
I just finished Bachelor's playthrough. I almost feel a little drained after it all.
I'm sorely tempted to jump right into Haruspex and seeing just how different it is, but I hear his campaign is even more stressful. Tempted to wait a bit.
Bachelor's 12 days took me like 30 hours.
That's how you enjoy Pathologic. You give, not take from the game. You should feel drained, because that's how it was intended to be. There's a great review of this game on RPS and all people that enjoyed the game or want to get into it should read. It's not completely spoiler free though, so bear that in mind.
He exaggerates things a little, but the rest is absolutely spot on.
feel free to use this version without the crappy white borders in the future
Just read this yesterday.
Be warned, Part 1 is spoiler free, Part 2 has some decently big spoilers, and Part 3 practically spoils the whole fucking game.
Be warned. I'd read this only after I'd finished at least one complete playthrough.
The reward is worth it. I got through the whole hour completely uninfected by
wearing all the clothes I had (gloves, drapery, etc), popping pills to boost my Immunity to absolute max, then just dodged around the house trying to avoid plague clouds. I actually got hit by TWO clouds in the hour, but my maxed Immunity let me ignore them. Also, and this is key, I save-scummed like a shameless motherfucker. I hit F5 practically every 10 seconds.
Don't listen to her seriously. She's a let down of a Mistress and, as many people said, constantly high on morphine.
>the inquisitor casually mentions how the Bachelor reanimated a dead woman
I love how they don't fully explain the player's backstory right from the start. It really adds to their personality.
Is there a romantic interest in this game? Everyone sounds crazy and turns me off. I feel so lonely.
This game is kinda unique in that there aren't many "gamey" consequences for being a dick and stealing/keeping money that people give you.
So if someone asks you to collect money to donate to a shelter, and you decide to instead donate it to your own wallet, the only real consequence is that you have to live with the fact that you're a self-serving piece of shit.
On day 1 I spent all my money on food, should I have bought some medicine or clothes?
The other thing is that I spoiled myself all the endings and shit 1 year ago, should I keep playing now that I know all the mindfucks?
There's still more to see, even if you are spoilered. And don't worry about the clothes, if you are careful you will not need them. Medicine too, it's not that difficult to acquire more.
You did good.
This will become evident when the 2nd day begins and you go to a shop.
Also of course you should keep playing, it isn't the destination but the journey that matters. ( I spoiled myself as well but I have an incredibly shit memory apparently and can't remember a thing. )
>Implying knowing the endings lets you on anything special information.
A playthrough is a learning process, the ending isn't a 'revelation' of any sorts, just the conclusion of your personal hypothesis.
Not really, just small shit.
Seriously, don't get your panties in a twist about small 'spoilers', it would take an essay at least to explain anything of real significance with the appropriate context and setting explained.
Day 7 of Haruspex, second route.
No guns, low health, few bandages, running off novocaine and 2 hour naps, drinking infected heart slurry and coughing up blood because I can't afford fancy science drugs because the prices are higher than day 2 shenanigans, running low on food and the only thing I have a lot of is human blood.
I've been crashing on the Bachelor's pad every night, too tired to make it back to the factory after slogging all the way across town to do this city boy's dirty work. He doesn't seem to mind but Eve's been giving me bloodstains on my jacket weird looks.
God I can FEEL the exhaustion in my bones.
How long do I have to back the game? I want to play the original first and I don't want to rush it before I back the kickstarter. The kickstarter doesn't say how much time is rmaining
The kickstarter's been done for over a year now, but their site still has all the tiers and donation stuff available. pathologic dot com. As for how long till they make the remake? Probably another year or so.
I think you can choose the HD. There's a FAQ on their donation website referenced here
because it is admittedly pretty confusing in exactly what you're getting.
Either way, I would never touch the original again now that we have this glorious HD remaster.
Classic HD, and depends on what you want it on. Steam I think you'll get it right away, GOG I think they were still ironing out the issues with how to give people the right keys and what if they already had the old TL one.
The entire reason they put out the HD rerelease was because they looked at the original and went 'oh fuck this is unreadable we can't give this out to people'. Pretty neat of them.
>pretty neat of them
Seriously, what cool fucking devs. They could've let it just rot but they decided to upgrade the visuals and give it one of the best translation jobs I've ever seen. The game went from "barely comprehensible", passed by "good enough", and landed square in "wow, this is actually really damn good".
It worries me a bit that they took time off of the remake to do this, especially since it was such a good job they must have dedicated a significant amount of resources to finishing it.
They outsourced the graphics bit to another company so that didn't cost them anything but money. The translation was done by the in-house lady, but since they have to write up the script for the remake before she can translate it I doubt it really set them back much if at all. And if any of the conversations are re-used, then they're already done.
Holy shit just found the best combination for dead gruel.
one stem black twyre two parts swevery one part white whip, gives you a garbage immunity potion but shove than in with an infected heart and you get a potion that cures 76% infection and only hurts 3% health.
Do I need to be really skilled at melee fighting to beat this game? I'm kinda slow
Where's the weapon shop? There's something better than this tiny scalpel right?
Why are the kids the only ones carrying bullets.
I feel I'm not going to take it easy in this game.
There's a revolver that you can get at the first day as a Bachelor (I hope you're playing him for your sanity's sake). There are also shops, but you shouldn't buy weapons there, as the guy before said. Scalpel is actually much better than it looks.
You find many weapons throughout the game. You'll sell them more often than you ammo for them.
Also, Melee is mostly, stepping backwards, wait for the enemy to enter a Punch Motion, step forward while pressing melee, stab, repeat.
>There's a revolver that you can get at the first day as a Bachelor
If you're talking about the one that's
on a body of dead militia menthen it's also possible to get it as Haruspex, actually.
So I just got the game, and I've got a problem where the mouse can leave the game screen (dual monitors) and minimizes the game if I left click, is there some workaround for this besides disabling the second screen?
Bachelor is your classic decoy protagonist, who, when outside his own point of view turns out to be unsufferable jerk.
Haruspex is anti-hero, so he loses the "good guy" competition before it even starts.
So about that pic in the OP, you gotta finish the first mission asap to avoid the abrupt game over. Can I focus on that one quest and leave all the side stuff for later, or will I miss some events if I don't do things or talk to people on the first day? Just to make sure.
Basically, you have a main mission for the day, and you fail it some people die. Sidequests are given at per day basis too. You can ignore them, mostly.
This guy >>315531348 is actually wrong, only the first day main quest leads to instant game over.
You can, and should, multi-task. Look at your quest objectives. Look at your map. Where do you need to go? Who do you need to talk to? What do you need to do?
Once you've answered these questions, use your map to plan an efficient path through the town that lets you hit all your objectives with minimal wandering.
The daily time limit can get pretty tense, but for the most part you'll be fine as long as you're constantly moving and accomplishing things. You'd REALLY have to waste some fucking time (ignore quests and sleep all day, for example) before you found yourself well and truly fucked.
>when outside his own point of view turns out to be unsufferable jerk
He's kind of cunt even in his own point of view.
>those conversations with drunkards that you get on the day before Inquisitor arrives
Pure fucking gold.
>Bachelor day 7
Inquisitor and tells me I've been duped into believing the wrong thing about the plague, even when the evidence suggested it to be true. Still no explanation of anything. Apparently there is a government conspiracy related to the town. Klara a plague? Still have no fucking idea what's going on. Can I even trust this Inquisitor woman?
Fuck. Poor Bachelor, he's as confused as I am.
>Risks his life multiple times a day
>Only guy who gets shit done
>Shit keeps getting worse
>Town is going to hell and most people in it are retarded
>He gets angry at a drunk
Honestly he is not that much of a cunt
It goes into more detail in Clara's playthrough There are several "spirit" characters who are essentially embodiments of something involving the town The rat prophet is one of them and is the embodiment of the sinister nature of things happening, or something to that extent, because he is a spirit he can't lie to you, but he's a dick about everything He writes all the theater skits
You don't get anything from Eve, it's fine. Get the shit from Anna, Lara, and Yulia, head over to the house that gets marked on your map, and fuck around in the house for an hour trying not to die.
I remember being very interested in this game years ago but never playing it because the translation sucked and in a game like this I couldn't see any reason to play it if that was the case.
>implying the most honest and trustworthy character in the entire game isn't
>implying they ever lie to you
You can only drink from water fountains for like the first day, maybe second too; it allows you to avoid using food for that day if you want to min/max your stockpile.
Drinking water bottles at any point is literally retarded because bandages and tourniquets are OP
Did you get all the medicine from all of them? It's like 9 items and if you had too much already you'll drop it on the floor. If you don't have all the drugs it doesn't trigger the map icon.
As you're wandering the town on Day 1, you'll come across a woman being burned alive by an unruly crowd. Next to the burning woman, on the ground, are two dead bodies. Loot them. One of them has a revolver, can't remember if ammo, too.
I thought after spoiling myself I couldnt enjoy the game, but no... Holy shit I was scared
>enter for the first time
>ooooh a nice lady
>"I'm fucked up f-a-m watch out for my sisters
>waste the only schmowder I ever find correcting that mistake
It's... Kind of hard to explain. Gameplaywise it's a top-down sandbox with upgradeable vehicles shooting guns at each other. Storywise... Just pirate it. It's as weird and unique as it could get.
It's kind of like a simplified version of those open-world trading/combat sims like Freelancer, Space Rangers or Pirates, just that in addition to the difficulties you have in those games due to being overwhelmed by choices, you'll have no clue what's going on because it takes place in some weird alien insect world.
>Pages and pages of backstory
>Barely any of it factors into the game itself
>>Barely any of it factors into the game itself
You'll be very surprised when
you realize that super secret true ending can be achieved only by listening to the shitton of backstory.
You can jump right in. The most common danger for new players is the controls that you need to get used to. After a few deaths you'll get a general idea of how to survive.
I don't think you can really screw yourself over really, there's not that much in terms of ressource management and choice and consequence, at least not to the extent it is in IPL games.
It is a pretty tough game to get into though, more in terms of just figuring out what the hell is even going on. I'd say you can jump in, but shouldn't feel bad about looking things up 'n stuff.
Combat/driving can also be really frsustrating at first because you'll literally be bounced around by anything bigger than you, which is almost everything.
If you're a cool guy you'll make your own encyclopedia as you go along for all the weird terms though
>talk about formerly pretty obscure but awesome Russian game
>someone mentions a still pretty obscure but awesome Russian game
I'm not even sure whether holstering it is that necessary, but I always do it and never had any problems.
Immunity pills mainly, and antibiotics to get it down again. Also avoid rats and infection clouds.
The game isn't exactly streaming material unless the one streaming it can keep the audience entertained by talking because you'll be either watching the player travel from point A to point B or watching him talk to various NPC's.
TIPS FOR NEW PLAYERS:
Keep your money around. Don't buy stuff unless you need it. Some quests require A LOT of cash.
Learn to trade and who trade with. The very little girls are the most important, as they rarely trade powder. So keep around 10 needles or such so you can buy it. Don't waste your time talking with them otherwise. Stock up on bullets with the other kids (they don't carry the good meds until later). Also, very important, trade with drunks. Bandages are very useful since health becomes a hassle to deal with later on.
Do NOT use powders unless you have to (like a really high automatic infection). You can use the powders on NPCs if they get sick, and it's an instacure. Talk to the plague doctors outside of their residence if you need to cure an NPC.
Do NOT be afraid of getting sick. Infection is very easy to control with antibiotics. As long as it's really low, it will spread very slowly and you can pop a pill morning and night to keep it minimal. Antibiotics make you sleepy and take away health, so keep that in mind.
Food prices skyrocket on day 2. Buy all you can to eat (after all other expenses are taken care of) on day 1. Prices will go down gradually on day 3 and on.
Trade for lockpicks when you can. Open up a house and then ransack it. Do not open cabinets while men are looking, since they will attack you. Women and girls just run away. Use this to get food and emergency supplies when you need them.
Don't panic with time. You have enough time to get everything done in a day, including side quests, if you wake up at 7am. Earlier time is of no consequence outside of a few specific events. So sleep 12-7. Also, time does no move when you are examining letters, quests, and the map.
Buy or get Morphine or something similar. Take it before bed and it will help you heal up for the next day - if you are infected, pop an antibiotic while you're at it.
Don't go hunting in infected houses. Unless you are really prepared for it, it's generally too risky.
but we can entertain each other during the walk time
>Don't go hunting in infected houses. Unless you are really prepared for it, it's generally too risky.
do loot dead (piss filter) houses, they only got ninja looters which are taken care of with a headshot or rifle bodyshot and the crowbar they drop will exactly pay back the bullet bartering with guards
Melee combat is a crap shoot unless you're facing butchers or clay men. Or just average citizens. Learn to use the revolver and keep it nice and clean (to repair weapons, talk to the older citizen wearing work attire). Headshots are an auto kill on humans.
Locked district houses have good stuff, but you will fight marauders. They do not fuck around. Shoot them, do NOT try to hand to hand them. They are fast and strong.
Clothing (slowly) degrades as you wear it and when you get hit with something. Talk to women to repair it. Generally speaking, take it off when you're just wandering around, since it's not really necessary. But do put it on when you might face danger.
Reputation is important. Try not to kill citizens just because they have something, though sometimes it's necessary. You can get buy without murder if you plan ahead, stock up on food, and trade when you can.
CHECK TRASH BINS. They are the best source of income since you can trade junk with kids and so on. Fill up water bottles especially to trade with drunks.
Learn the layout of the town. It's important to hit all the necessary quest points so you don't double back too much. Wasting time=bad.
You can hunt bandits at night, 22-7. It can be profitable, but remember that if you're using bullets, you're spending about 1200 per shot. So do so only when you have bullets to spare.
If you enter a building and exit, the outside resets. Useful if you need to duck away from enemies, like rats chasing you. Don't waste your time on rats, by the way.
Store your inventory when you don't need it. Excess food, night meds, etc, just put it away until you can use it. Inventory can get stuffed with a lot of objects.
Another random tip that could save a lot of wasted travel -- you can sleep in any of your Adherents' beds (hit 'T' to see your Adherents). You don't have to walk back to Eva's every night. I tend to sleep at the Olgimsky's or the Saburov's due to their mostly-central location.
I store my excess stuff in the bedside table in your 2nd floor room at Eva Yan's house. I know for a fact nothing placed in there will ever disappear. As for other storage locations, no idea.
I didn't actually know this. I mean, I read something about it before, but I guess I never tried it. But then again, I keep all my stuff in one location.
Only store stuff in a container that you have access to, that is located in a safe house (Adherent house). I believe you can store stuff in other houses, but if they get infected, their inventory should reset. So don't do that. Also, if you drop anything on the floor and enter/exit a house, it's GONE. This can prevent you from finishing the stuff if the item was important to the quest.
>kill soldiers to get rifles on train
>have to walk in the city with soldiers shhoting on sight
>kill soldiers and loot their corpses
>now their buddies want me dead
Am I the only one that thinks that the infected districs would be perfect if it had some kind of begging for help VA?
Also why the fuck is the pause screen song the most intense one?
>"A bottle of cow's milk. Be careful with this product! It is very healthy, but its origin presumes a high degree of risk. Women said that the cows have been giving ichor instead of milk and that some black clots were found in it. One shouldn't trust domestic animals these days. "
>tfw I just drank a huge glass of milk
>Is this game scary?
It can be really creepy and at moments, it can be terrifying, but never in the classic horror sense. It's more an overarching sense of dread than fear. It's not about the fear that something might jump on you. Rather it's about seeing a plagued house filled with flies and hear people whinning in pain and finding the whole situation hopeless and grim. You don't fear the situation, you might feel intimidated by the whole scenario.
It also works with emotions such as feeling of helplessness, anger, exhaustion.
Oh god I just
looked at Vlad the younger painting while I was on his house and then took my map out to decide where to go.
So this is what the characters were talking about in the theater at the intro?
Is the town inside a cow???
Is the town inside a cow???
Is the cow. More precisely, the whole town is build in a shape of a cow. Even the names of the district reflect that. A Cow (or more precisely Bull is one of the ways people imagine Boddo, the god or goddess that is supposed to literally represent earth. So in a way, the the town is build on the body of Boddo, that is on a body of a giant bull. It's a metaphysical image, of course.
>Where do you go to find the looter for Bachelor day 4?
Any house in the "yellow" district will contain looters. Kill one, take his crowbar, and bring it to Kains.
Haruspex route is all about dat steppe lore, it basically gives a mythological explanation for the plague's origin and how to defeat it. Shit's pretty cool, and especially refreshing when it seems like all anyone ever covers in myths is greek shit.
>or trying to accomplish that is a waste of time?
Depends on if you seriously want to escape or not. Making calculations about what is worth and not worth doing in this game outside of essentially roleplaying is just detrimental to the experience. One of the most interesting things about the game is how the quests, rewards, and goals are handled in the game: but for them to work properly, you always need to avoid metagaming as much as you can.
Remember that Big Vlad said something like "if you see any steppe creatures running around, they're probably going to go meet my son". Did you see any steppe creatures running around after you talked with Vlad?
raiding houses sure is fun in this game
You don't give them drugs unless they're dying in pain. Then you click on them, click on the drug you want to use until the pain bar is all the way down), then click on V/okay. You get rep, but I wouldn't waste meds on the dying. Take morphine when you sleep instead.
Loot houses, there's a decent chance of finding some. I don't remember who else has twyrine besides some of the Worms and I think you're on Bachelor path so you can't even talk to them.
Haruspex life is hard
>have to be nice to everyone or I can't buy food and starve to death
>really just want to murder everyone and sell their organs
Does killing muggers lower reputation? I was told that a gang of them are waiting at the trainyard but I don't have any weapons. I was thinking of buying a knife and trying my luck sneaking up on and killing them 1 by 1.
Also, I keep finding shotgun shells. Where can I find the actual shotgun?
EY WAT R U TALKIN BOUT DERE AINT NO PLAGUE HERE
>Plague arrives and need to get a sample
EY WAT R U TALKIN BOUT MESSING WITH DEM BODIES U CAN'T DO DAT
Unless you give 10,000 then its fine ;^)
Maybe this town didn't deserve to be saved anyway
Killing muggers actually increases your rep. Good way to keep it up there.
The gang of them at the trainyard will not only give you a shotgun, shells, and sweet sweet organs, but also delicious rep.
I went in expecting so much more only to be severely let down in every regard.
Such dumb shit that I'm too blinded by rage to know if you were joking or not.
Plebs! Plebs all who liked that story!
Did you finish the whole thing? It's got awful, awful pacing and if I hear one more time about chicken sandwiches I'll scream bloody murder but the true route was some pretty severe mindfucks.
Of course then the writer milks the exact same twist two more times and possibly three more with 999, VLR, and the upcoming ZTE.
I bring you love.
Sleep till like midnight then go out hunting thieves at night for extra dosh and tradeables. Watch out for their stupidly OP knife throw, especially with Bachelor's shitty strafe.
You might be bleeding. Got any bandages?
Nah I only got the ending where
I sacrificed myself for monster girl!before my NEET life ended, but I was pretty disappointed by monster girlall the same.
Someone got my hopes up a little too high was all and the story went in a weirdly written direction that I just couldn't appreciate.
I'll check out the other endings one day but enough of my shitposting, finally downloading this shit in HD.
Also a question, did they improve movement speed with this or would that be game breaking?
Monster girl? But yeah if you'd only done one route I can very much understand your confusion/disappointment/rage. It's poorly thought out, you gotta hang in there for like 20 hours of boring to get to the payoff.
Anyway Pathologic takes way less time to get interesting. And yeah, it's a little faster. Used to be moving at a diagonal was slightly faster so you'd have to lurch sideways through the streets, now that's the default speed.
Gives you an extra hour a day or so in terms of advantage, and you'll still probably be pressed for time some days.
Is the HD version worth it?
Im in for some surreal shit.
>Getting that close to the albino