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Essays 22 July 2020, 15:30

author: Karol Laska

10 Cruelest Things We've Done to NPCs

Players can be heartless. Often carried away by impulses, venting off their emotions on the screen. The victims of these behaviors are the innocent NPCs. Here are 10 special atrocities committed to them.

Pathologic 2 without anesthesia

Some NPCs simply underestimate innovative methods of work. - 10 Cruelest Things We've Done to NPCs - dokument - 2020-07-22
Some NPCs simply underestimate innovative methods of work.

A few words about the game

It's quite possible you haven't heard of Pathologic 2 yet. Not surprisingly, as it is a very specific title created by a small Russian studio Ice-Pick Lodge. It's an adventure survival horror with RPG elements, in which we go to a mysterious town at the request of our father. It's is perfect for people who are looking for an artistic element in games. Here, understatements are much more common than factual information, and darkness is intertwined with absurdity in a grotesque way.

Type of cruelty

During the course of the game, we play a doctor, one with surgical experience. There's an outbreak in his town, and we're one of only a few doctors. In a simple mini-game, we need to diagnose patients to give them the right medication. Any such attempt proves painful, and morphine is always scarce, so we sometimes just skip anesthesiology. Especially since the game is trying to batter us every step of the way. Everyone is after us since day one, then everyone wants something, everything is missing, time is running out, so... sometimes, you can afford a little bit of malice.

Surgery without anesthesia isn't enough? In this game, we can also dissect the bodies of deceased NPCs to harvest their organs. Sometimes, we do it directly on the street or in a house. Of course, we do so for a noble purpose. We're finally looking for a cure. In the meantime, we're looting the homes of the sick because we're hungry. Still, you can rest assured that in this game, you will feel more like a victim than an executioner.

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