As the title suggests, Ice Pick Lodge changed the name of their Pathologic remake to be Pathologic 2 instead - the rationale being that as they’ve already released an actual remake of the original Pathologic (aka Pathologic Classic HD, aka my actual favorite game that I’ve never beaten (and probably never will), aka the source of maybe one of the best written features I’ve had the pleasure of reading)), and they dropped a delightful five minutes and change of gameplay while also delaying the game into 2018.
I have a lot of very complicated feelings about Pathologic, seeing as how it was one of the first games I’d ever played that seemed entirely disinterested in making you feel like you had any control of the situation and was downright delighted to grind you into the dirt (and indeed, that seemed to be the point of the affair). It also was an early example of the sort of survival game which is now fuckin’ everywhere, but placed atop a narrative which was (particularly in its original version) a giant riddle full of characters who spoke in riddles and also were perfectly willing to lie to you in order to get what they wanted (which was, occasionally, not what you wanted at all).
Anyway, there’s been a free… demo(?) of the artist formally known as Pathologic out called The Marble Nest which you can grab on Steam and, if that is a thing you can do, I really recommend it heartily. It does not spoil the former game (or what the game will end up being), and functions as more of a… tone piece which will give you an idea of how Ice Pick Lodge wants Pathologic 2 to turn out.
So, with that out of the way: who’s played this? What did you think? Anyone here but me back the Kickstarter? Why was there a cow in that room, anyway?
I swear to god my friends will murder me if I try talking to them more about this game so I am coming to you guys instead.