Every so often, a video game will come along that truly pushes the boundaries of what it means to be considered out of the norm. We've had a couple of those on PlayStation 4, and Pathologic 2 appears to be a late entry in that category -- arriving next week on Friday 6th March. The PlayStation Blog describes it as "a narrative-driven dramatic thriller about fighting a deadly outbreak in a secluded rural town", but it's so much more than that.
Pathologic 2 is a game which has divided fans and critics since its May 2019 release on PC thanks to its abnormally harsh nature with brutal survival mechanics and a difficulty level off the charts. You need to survive for 12 days in the town in question as you attempt to save those who have fallen victim to the virus while scavenging for food yourself -- an ordeal which is exhausting on purpose. While GameCritics called it a "masterpiece" at the time, Gamespot described it as a "product of a perverse design philosophy". As you can tell, Pathologic 2 is a bit divisive.
We'll see for yourselves when the game comes to PS4 next week, but is this a title which takes your fancy? Let us know in the comments below.
Always wanted to play the original Pathologic, but never got around to it.
Can't think of a better game to play as the world is ravaged by a deadly virus.
I can’t tell if this is genius timing or hugely insensitive. The game sounds cool though!
I never thought I'd see Saosin pop up in an accolades trailer for a game to be honest. The hell?! 😂
I looked up on the internet to see if there was some connection, but there seems to be none.
“difficulty level off the charts”
That’s me out.
A "Deadly outbreak"? Well looks like il be fighting two this year then
I like me some weird and creepy looking games like this.
@nessisonett it was out a year ago on PC. Can hardly say they were trying to be insensitive then
@Nightcrawler71 I'm stoked about this game but from all the reviews I read the difficulty is pretty intense, even to the point that it's a negative to many of the reviewers. I like challenging games but there still has to be a good balance and execution for it to be fun.
@nessisonett obviously it's a coincidence
I dont understand why an unforgiving brutal difficulty is a selling point. guess i wont be picking this up. Was looking forward to this, sigh.
@Gmork___ In this game I think it’s also because it fits the themes and desperation. It’s supposed to challenge you morally as well, and if it’s really difficult, guess who’s more likely to just screw people over instead of helping them to make progress in the game. Kinda reflecting how people can become in these situations.
"Smashmaster, Saosin, Yura, Starblade, Penguin"?? Who are these people? And what do actual game reviewers think? If you can't quote a single well known publication? Not even Gaming bolt 😂 doesn't it mean that they all disliked it?
@BrettAwesome Really not sure but kinda doubt it's the whole of the fairly successful post-hardcore group, Saosin. XD Never hesrd of the others, either.
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