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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #840 on: June 25, 2020, 10:32:40 pm »
hell yeah, fuck em up!

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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #841 on: June 26, 2020, 10:10:15 am »
I wouldn't mind this character becoming Empress. That's a very long way off, if it'll ever happen, so in the meantime I have more reasonable goals in mind. The first is the captain rank. Because a) sounds cool and b) it'll allow me to buy catapults for decorating my houses with, which is important when one owns several fortress looking buildings. After that, it will be going for Major, for the trebuchet.

From there on in, it's a long grind to Legate, with the only notable ranks being Centurion (for the symbol), Prefect (for the ability to purchase Forward Camp furnishings) and then at long last Legate, which allows for getting the Legate Black dye, one of the best black dyes in the game. Legate rank requires 30 million AP, which could be enough for getting to Empress, if I switch to a less populated server and manage to capture the ring of fort surrounding the Imperial City while there.

Doing so would unlock the Empress title (until she is deposed, in which case it will be Former Empress), a special costume, a special dye and the ability to buy a replica of the Ruby Throne. Then I can retire that character to the Linchal Grand Estate as some vicious, Interregnum-era warlord.
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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #842 on: June 27, 2020, 04:33:04 pm »
So I have basically been out-of-my-mind obsessed with the Pathologic series by Ice-Pick Lodge. I picked up the original game on Steam for like $1.29, about a month before HBomerguy's video came out.

Imagine my feelings when I got SUPER hooked on the much-improved sequel, Pathologic 2, in the glorious year 2020. :lulz:

The games are very Russian, and center around twelve disastrous days in a village in the remote Steppe (easily understood as Russian though not explicitly stated, and the time period is likewise vague). There are three healers, a Bachelor of Medicine, a Haruspex, and a strange faith-healer girl, who all arrive on the first day in one way or another. Things are tense from the word go, as two prominent members of the community have died grisly, mysterious deaths. By Day 2, the disease is spreading.

In Pathologic 1, you could pick any of the three healers and experience the twelve days from their perspective. In Pathologic 2, they only were able to complete the Haruspex's campaign, but it's incredibly improved as a game overall.

Loss, failure, the relentless and cruel march of time, senseless and unavoidable death, avoidable deaths that are your fault, and the inability of your mortal body to keep up with the demands of the crisis (hunger, exhaustion, and infection will likely catch you before anyone else does). Rampant death and misery, and eventually a suggestion that perhaps you never had any real choices at all, despite all you've done, good or bad. Fun!



So yeah these games rule, 10/10 on the videosgame scale.

And it's on sale for less than $15 right now. https://store.steampowered.com/app/505230/Pathologic_2/

To convey why this is worth your time, please enjoy these screenshots of a Twitter bot that responds to people with random snippets of game dialogue.

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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #843 on: June 27, 2020, 04:41:32 pm »
Pathologic has been a favorite since the ancient times of 2007 for me. Truly incredible game.
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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #844 on: June 27, 2020, 04:55:14 pm »
OK, I can stop dicking around in Cyrodiil for a bit:


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Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« Reply #845 on: June 27, 2020, 05:16:41 pm »
To convey why this is worth your time, please enjoy these screenshots of a Twitter bot that responds to people with random snippets of game dialogue.

"A free man, if he is truly free, is responsible for everything that happens around him"?

Sold.

I'm currently playing Darkest Dungeon (playing through the DLC, and I still plan on making a Stygian run), but I'll add "Pathologic" to my list.
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