i find this game to be pretty good it's mostly an improvement over the original Postal however I did not like the ending quite as much and for the ending the og Postal wins however graphically Redux is significantly improved and you can still run it on Windows Vista also they added a new weapon in Redux which is the revolver the controls are good the weapons feel great to use (I personally really like the AA 12 the most) also sure it's just kill enemies until you kill at least 90% of all of them but I still liked maybe I was just feeling a little psychotic that morning but overall the game is great and so I give it 9/10
edit: I'm setting it to 10/10 because the music is really good in rampage
the hand painted backdrops are beautiful, and it improves the ambience and story exponentially. this remaster turns postal into a true horror game, a real delve into the mind of a psychopath- and only builds on what made the original great. it doesn't try and justify the player killing anybody for any reason, the enemies aren't bad people or an evil fantasy race, they aren't drug dealers or enemy soldiers or some other weak justification for murder. It lets you play as a psycho instead of pretending you're not like a lot of other games do. And it makes you feel uncomfortable or bad because of this. When you shoot enemies to the ground , they say some just sad **** ranging from screaming how they can't feel their legs or have gone blind, to begging you to stop, to begging you to kill them. this on top of the ambience and everything just invokes a wealth of negative emotions. It's good horror, it goes beyond just being scared.
This remaster overhauls the ambience to really feel like paranoid delusions, that's the best way I can describe it. which fits perfectly because the postal guy has all the symptoms of someone with paranoid delusions, especially with the hard mode monologues. This is accurate to many real life mass shooters, which builds on a sense of realism this game has.
the Gameplay improvements are pretty significant, it's far smoother to play now. The gameplay was great already, with a realistic feel that fits the games vision and helps it hold up. weapon variety is fantastic with some pretty crazy weapon designs that still don't hurt the games sense of realism. the level design and enemy variety are fantastic. And the revolver is another great addition from the remaster.
It makes sense why this game is relatively poorly received, it's a niche type of game that kind of insults the current mindset gamers have towards murder in games, in a very brutally real and honest manner. which is always controversial- See hotline Miami 2. But I think this game is a masterpiece with real artistic value, and I love it.
If you really like twin-stick shooters, and you were a fan of the 1997 original and desperately want to see how they’ve changed the ending, then maybe, just maybe, there is something here for you. Otherwise, get your rage out of the system another way.
Редакс версия ГОРАЗДО лучше оригинала, да ещё и стоит 200 рублей. Те, кто говорят что мол игра скучная, и что геймплей в ней репетативный и не челенджовый совсем блть тупые что ли? Оригинал и так не был занаточен на какой то особенный геймплей, вся суть была чтобы вызвать шум в инфополе, так как игра была провокационной, плюс что бы показать, что могут думать люди сошедшие с ума, показать как они могут ощущать окружающий их мир через экраны при переходе на следующую локацию, экраны кстати переделаны ахуенно, плюс добавили анимацию. Геймплей стал гараздо лучше, ведь починили управление(теперь например можно бегать и одновременно стрелять из дробовика, да и ракеты теперь имеют больший радиус взрыва) и исправили блядский курсор, которого было невидно из за некоторых объектов и hud'а. Добавили нормальный мультиплеер. Но есть некоторые минусы, например некоторая музыка из оригинального посрала звучит страшнее, но это вызвано скорее тем что сама музыка была сделана из сэмплов и пердящих звуков.
It is a very well developed version of the first game in terms of graphics and mechanics. Some extreme scenes and episodes from the game have been removed. This is better than the first game, especially for these years.
Postal Redux is remake of the original postal game. It's a controversial Top-Down-Shooter.
And by that I've already told you everything about the game.
It's gameplay is boring and repetitive and there's no real challenge at all. You just kill everyone in a level, go to the next level and kill everyone there. Repeat this for 2 hours and the game is finished.
There are some other modes besides the campaign but it all boils down to the same boring gameplay loop.
If you are a fan of the postal series and want to know where the series started, then give this game a try.
But for anybody else: Hands off this game, it's not worth your money or time.
Gameplay: 2/5 - Functional, but boring
Level Design: 3/5 - Alright
Soundtrack: 1/5 - Totally forgettable
Story: 2/5 - Nearly non existing
Graphics: 3/5 - Okay for a remake
Length: 2/5 - Too long because of the repetitiveness
Replay Value: 3/5 - Challenge modes, and multiple difficulties
Enjoyment: 1/5 - Didn't like it at all
Overall rating: 17/40 => 4/10