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Postal 2: Share the Pain

The most obvious mistake that can be made by seeing this compact on a shelf is to assume that you have, so to speak, some new life in the game with some name in the game world. However, no – in front of you is simply a game brought to a state in which the games, in fact, should be put up for good sale.

Brushed, polished, with working multiplayer mode finally. To clear my conscience, I’ve added a couple of additional cards to it, but that’s all. However, the main factor was cleaned up, because of which we did not recommend the previous version of the game for purchase – namely, monstrous, intolerable, insanely annoying loading times when moving from one part of the world to another, and these transitions had to be made constantly.

Now this procedure takes quite decent time – it’s hard to say how much this is due to code optimization, and how much the processor’s main processor from celeron-1000 to p4-2400 is upgraded 🙂 But in general, now you can play 🙂

Postal 2: Share the Pain
And not only possible, but highly recommended. For a reason – technical problems have disappeared, and the content of this first-person shooter is very unusual, with a decent technical implementation. We won’t crawl into the long praises – because after all, most gamers have an idea of ​​what is at stake. But if you suddenly didn’t hear about these games, it’s easiest to quote a letter imagined by the developers, supposedly written by Santa Claus as a generalized representative of the target audience: “I want a video game with BLOOD, DISSEMINATED, a bunch of VIOLENCE, DRUG, DIRTY LOUGE and SEX, and sauce. from NEDETSKY HUMOR “:) Yes, Postal is the most cruel, dirty, politically incorrect and chauvinistic game that gives way to almost all the dark instincts and prejudices of civilization that the game authors could recall – here you can zhete kick passers legs burn alive children, tortured with electricity cheeky girls in short skirts, to cut shovel head policeman. Smash the heads of a dozen niggas and stuff a bullet from an automatic rifle with a demonstration of protesters against violence in computer games 🙂 Use a cat as a silencer for your weapons and then urinate on the priest’s motionless corpse. The game was made specifically for lovers of this kind of pleasure (and there are, by the way, a lot more of them than you might think) – and the plot of the single-player campaign is built to provoke you all the time. Because theoretically, the game can be finished without killing anyone at all – violence is always provided to you as an option, as an alternative option chosen completely voluntarily 🙂 A dirty, vile little idea 🙂 Beautiful 🙂
Postal 2: Share the Pain
Moreover, unlike most games of a similar formula – usually made by marginal enthusiasts (all kinds of concentration camp simulators and virtual torture cameras there) – P2: StP is a commercial product and made at the proper level. Of course, this is not graphically Deus Ex: IW for you, or even on Unreal 2 – but the graphics are decent, and the design of the “local population” models is generally worthy of a special reward for provocation. The levels are also quite complex and complex – and if they look no more than four, they are competently designed. The soundtrack is simply charming – all these screams, screams, dialogs, voice acting weapons. If being in the shoes of the embodied Vice attracts you, then the incarnation will hardly disappoint you, and you will go through the campaign in one breath, the atmosphere of the event will smooth out all claims on trifles 🙂
Postal 2: Share the Pain
Oddly enough, the multiplayer mode turned out to be quite pleasant. The game didn’t go from the purchased disk to the Internet, which is quite natural for the local cheap option, and the New Year didn’t stop us from driving it locally a little at a time – but using the links from the game’s home site we managed to get the 170mb multiplayer demo, which allowed enjoy the features of online battles. There were twenty servers, twice as many fighters (for comparison, recently at night on the Battlefield 1942 servers there were 16,000 approximately players) – but finding a good game was not a problem as a result. Offered a traditional DM, command DM, grab mode! and the “hunt for the flag”, which in the local interpretation is nothing more than the “hunt for heifers” (each team has its own hottie under guard on a huge bed :), which the enemy strives to snitch). Despite the fact that this is the regime that people declare as their loved ones, we liked the original “Grab it!” Much more. – where the winner is the one who picks up more “bags” to the timer call, each of which strengthens the owner, but which can be taken from the corpse if the carrier is killed. Our battlefield experience was expressed in three times more than any of the enemies’ number of frags and eight bags – alas, a minute before the end of the match they were all taken from the body, and the game was lost, respectively.

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