Arcen Games

Other => Off Topic => Topic started by: wwwhhattt on September 04, 2014, 09:04:23 AM

Title: Pathologic
Post by: wwwhhattt on September 04, 2014, 09:04:23 AM
Pathologic is getting a remake! (

There is a town in the Russian steppes that's slowly dying of plague. Three healers have arrived independently on the same day to try and find a cure, each one giving the player a different story through the same events.

The original was the sort of game which failed in lots of objective ways - bad graphics, bad translation, in many ways kind of boring - but which had enough character and atmosphere to become almost legendary anyway. The remake looks like it's aimed at fixing those problems while adding more quests and events, creating a more realistic economy (so that prices don't change in a fixed way) and making the disease behave more realistically. I'm not good at writing, read the kickstarter page ( instead.

Anyway, the reason I'm posting it here is that Ice-Pick Lodge (the developers) are definitely on the artsy end of the spectrum, trying to make new experiences within games, whereas Arcen seem more to be focused on taking old styles and improving or mixing them to get to new places. But despite this they're two of the three or four developers that I've seen get praise like 'I'm glad they exist, even when I don't like their games', and I certainly like both because they make games unlike anyone else's.

Do the rest of you like Arcen's games for the same reason, or have you got you're own?

(sorry if my writing's a bit convoluted, I've got important procrastination to be doing)
Title: Re: Pathologic
Post by: zespri on September 04, 2014, 03:52:55 PM
I did not know it was published for western marked. I tried and played the russian original on recommendation of a friend back in 2007 but it failed to engage me. I did not get very far.
Title: Re: Pathologic
Post by: TheVampire100 on September 04, 2014, 11:04:52 PM
Pathlogic was one of my weirdest yet most fascinating experiences.
It's strange, surreal world was very interesting and deep. However the gameplay didn't do any good to the game so I never got over the first 3 or 4 days.