Pathologic 2 assumes that you not only like a little bit of weird in your games, but also enjoy it completely, and maybe even need it to some extent. At face value, the original Pathologic was a game about living as part of a quarantined village, but underneath, it was a disturbing tale of psychological horror.
What the protagonist of Pathologic finds as they go along is nothing short of cosmic horror, and there's no reason to expect the sequel to be any different in that regard. In fact, the alpha trailer makes it seem like Pathologic 2 only doubles down on the weird, and Kickstarter backers will get the chance to check it out this month.
Described as an 'open-world survival thriller set in a town that's being consumed by a deadly plague', Pathologic 2 will have players face the slow and systematic collapse of society, and make difficult choices in what are essentially lose-lose situations.
Alongside the meta-story of the plague and its effects on the given area, players will have a personal stake in the matter as well. They will have to figure out who killed the protagonist's father in only 12 in-game days, as well as maintaining their position of the town's Chief Medic. The basic premise does not differ all that much from the original, but that may well be important as well.
Developers have confirmed via Kickstarter that the backers will be getting access to the game's alpha build sometime this month, though information seems scarce at this point. We'll keep you posted as more information is released.