October 1st, 2009

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Pathologic

Pathologic is an obscure Russian adventure game that won tons of Russian game awards, but never crossed over to the U.S., in part due to an appallingly shoddy English translation. Here's a fascinating essay that piqued my interest in the game.

There's a fan project to retranslate all the dialog, but who knows when that will be done. It's a moot point, cos the game doesn't exactly sound like a joy to play, any more than Schindler's List was the feel good hit of the year. I believe in games as art; but, sometimes this precludes games as fun.

Thank god for playthroughs!

Note: non-video-game boffins can probably safely ignore all this. Start with Passage instead