Hello, one and all.
Today I shall be talking about the truly strange and weird of gaming, the stuff that would make a person simply go "Why?" as they wondered what the creator was thinking, I hope you enjoy.
Alright, let us strat this off with a true oddity of a game known simply as Pathologic. An action adventure horror that takes place in a small town, the town has a strange atmosphere about it as soon as you start the game, and you get to understand why quite soon.
The characters in this game aren't normal at all, each one has there own little bits and pieces of weirdness, especially when the sand plague comes into the game. What you see in the above pic right now is called the Albino, by just being around it you will die, you can talk to it and it actually does speak normally, well somewhat anyways. You can choose three different characters in this game each has different difficulty level, they are the Bachelor, he's basically a well renowned doctor who comes to the town because of a mysterious death, the Haruspex who is the son of one of the town residents who has recently died, he returns to the town and is attacked and injured, he can take peoples organs, and lastly there's the Devotress, a girl who has strange magical abilities and people basically think of her as a witch, she attacks her enemies with her open palms, there are character in this game who you must make sure survive if you want to actually get a good ending, each character has there own ending, there are bonus scenes if you rescue the npcs for the other main characters.
Now, as this game moves along the town will continually go more out of it's mind, you'll have run away from clouds of infection which will attempt to kill you, the infected, thugs, and other such enemies, along with the buildings which will also become infected areas of the sudden plague, though one of the biggest enigmas of this game is the Polyhedron as seen below:
This game will make some sense if your able to atleast understand it through the bad translation, but other than that, the game might as well seem far from your average "sane" game that you see most of today, but if you are able to get the bonus scenes of the game, it will make sense to more a degree.
This has been Part 1, so I hope you will be able to join me again in Part 2, seeya then.
*Edit* Oh, dear, I seem to have forgotten to mention a few things, there are few different kinds of meters in this game that you have to keep your eye on if your playing it, they are the reputation meter, which is how much the people in the town like you, if it's really low, you'll hear the crying of infants when you kill people, though if it's higher you'll hear children laugh, the infection meter which will be very important when the sand plague occurs for if you get to infected , you will die or future enemies will burn you with fire, the Immunity meter which can be raised be taking pills or wearing certain clothes, the hunger meter which requires you to eat regularly, exhaustion meter. you must also sleep, so don't forget, and lastly there is the health bar which you likely know what that does, so heal youself up with bandages.
Also this game has a twelve day period, so a day and night cycle, basically.
Oh, and you can trade many various and seemingly useless things with people and children, yes you can trade things with children.