| Platform: PC |
Genre: Adventure / RPG / action
Developer: Ice-Pick Lodge
Publisher: Buka Entertainment
System requirements: P-3 1GHz; 256 Mb RAM; 32 Mb Video
Information on the Internet: http://www.pathologic-game.com/index_rus.htm
Politics major publishers like Electronic Arts or Ubisoft, it would seem, should be reduced to "no" to any attempts of developers to do something truly innovative. Major'ov easy to understand: for cartons with some NHL'06 their target audiences will decide that the stepping stones of any store. And for the sake of Darwinia? Chief Manager "Electronics" think-think, let him say his eagles: "Look, we're a contract with DreamWorks signed ... Exactly half expect you to playable version. As in similar situations to be unhappy non-conformist?
No matter how many questions like "What kind of genre of your game?" Asked the developers nor the answer for them remains unchanged. Title: "More" genre: "Utopia". After the first glance you think it is such a disguised RPG. In fact, we explore the city, get new jobs, traveling from one character to another. However, the expo is missing here as a class, and heaps of features and abilities that require a timely manner to increase, there is also not there. On the contrary, some parameters rapidly decrease, while critical of some leads to death. Unlimited freedom of movement, however, are not. More precisely, it is, but only in space.
What to do when two familiar people mysteriously die? How to be when you hunting for the entire city? Where to start if you already know that the epidemic in the city and how to fight it? These are the questions the player will have to answer, having played for each of three characters: Bachelor, Bachelor and impostor. The first is coming to town, because it supposedly dwells immortal man - our hero is very important this meeting because of their activities (thanatology - the study of death). The second arrives in a strange place, in order to obtain the inheritance, but the fate assigns him the role of an outcast who tries to restore its reputation. The third heroine knows what happened and just wants to help the city survive. Despite the fact that the action of "morality" is in the same place, playing style for each character differs radically. The plot is constructed in an interesting way: passing game follows a hero, you see the events have already happened, but under an entirely different perspective.
A few basic parameters: the life, reputation, fatigue, hunger, immunity, infection. They are all interrelated. Fatigue can lead to death, famine gradually reduces life bar. If you decide to sleep (and this is the only way to combat fatigue), make sure you wake up with an empty stomach. Will be supported by water from springs and eating in nearby eateries. The better you are targeting in the city, the better your chances to survive.
Do not look me in the eye
From the look of "Utopia" are a mixed feeling. Yes, sometimes even behind the image of Morrowind'a: the character models resemble tuched wax figures, and the houses look too much alike. However, the interior "core" buildings performed very well. Well turned out and local attractions. So, you definitely recognize the City Theatre, railway station, slaughterhouse and a polyhedron. Over the last design in general can be forgiven a lot.
The interface is not particularly convenient. To call the characteristics and tasks necessary to open multiple windows. Management - a standard for action WASD-layout, though the combat system performed very badly. Fortunately, the shooting will have only a few times. Inventory is low, similar to the properties of objects fall into the same parts of it, and the identical findings are grouped together.
The appearance of this game in our time must seem strange. Especially in a country where domestic quests firmly associated with "Petka", and role-playing games - with the "Prince" yes "Zlatogor. "Mor" compares favorably with these creations, being much deeper and more serious project. Simple appearance, ill-conceived battle system and crooked management can not outweigh a great story, gorgeous and unusual dialogue, but no less interesting, the gameplay. This is really an adult game will appeal to those in the virtual world prefers requiring intellectual effort of entertainment.
Sound and music: 8.0
Estimation of the author: 8.5