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KaL YoshiKa avatar 8:55 AM on 10.20.2009
The Void by Ice Pick Lodge and why you need to play it

Anyone play Pathologic?

If you never played it you could sum it up as one of the single best adventure/horror titles made in the last 10 years a game that oozes atmosphere despite a shoddy English translation and subpar graphics. Designed by the obscure Russian game company Ice Pick Lodge you'd be excused for not hearing about it but oh do I have good news for you - They're second game The Void is due out finally in English in just a few short days.

Reason 1 - You're a naked rainbow man



You play this dude - colour is his weapon and his life blood. Colour is a currency and a necessity it is also horribly limited. You exist in the Void a kind of demonic purgatory and the only way out is apparently to aid a group of creatures known as the Sisters in murdering the creatures known as the Brothers.

Reason 2 - You like genuine art







It's gorgeous in a bizarre European/Russian aesthetic that you won't have seen around.

Reason 3 - Everyone's naked



Reason 4 - So original that using the word original a bunch of times IS NOT ENOUGH

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2009/09/29/wot-i-think-the-void/
http://www.armchairarcade.com/neo/node/2913
http://www.justadventure.com/reviews/TheVoid/Void.shtm
http://resolution-magazine.co.uk/content/review-the-void/
http://www.newgengamers.com/reviews/windows/2080-review-template.html

It's pretty much unanimous that this game is so staggeringly original and amazingly creative that you should play it regardless of personal preferences in games.

Reason 5 - Linear is my favourite kind of non-linear

The game has some random elements and multiple solutions to certain goals. Rest assured that you don't necessarily have to play by the rules the characters of the game world expect you to. Nor in a particular order but you are fighting for the end.

Reason 6 - Don't be a Jerk

No kidding this is a big holiday season and this game is coming out for purchase at the SINGLE WORST POSSIBLE TIME (October 23rd) and if it doesn't move any copies well...frankly we don't deserve games that push against convention. There's even digital download YOU DON'T EVEN NEED TO WAIT FOR SHIPPING.



Seriously give the reviews a glance then immediately get ready to

BUY THIS GAME*

*Caution this game contains depictions of breasts and is definitely not suited for minors or work.

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