Ah, Postal! I vividly remember all the controversy around the second game when it came out for how violent and despicable it was. Of course, the violence and toilet humor was the reason I wanted to play it and that is also the case with Postal 4: No Regerts which is not a typo by the way.
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The Game Review
This is brought to us by the guys who gave us Postal 2 and is a sequel. They are actually poking fun at Postal 3 and we are all just pretending that game does not exist. The fourth title is still in very early alpha. As a matter of fact, the version you can get right now even has janky in its title which is fun.
The game once again sees you playing as The Postal Dude. Postal Dude along with his faithful dog have found themselves in a new place called, Edinson which is in Arizona. They want to live here and make the best of it, but we all know that it is not going to go as smooth as Postal Dude would like. Interestingly, Postal Dude is voiced by John St John, better known as Duke Nukem.
The idea of this early alpha (sorry janky alpha) version of the game is to get a job. You go to a job agency and you get three jobs to do. One is working in the sewer, one in a prison and one as an animal catcher. The job in the prison and the animal catcher one especially are quite fun and show a lot of promise.
Once you finish your three jobs that is basically the game over for now. Of course, Postal 4 has more to offer than just staying on the beaten path. The fun here is just screwing around and causing as much mayhem as you can. You can get around the town pretty fast thanks to your scooter which needs some major work on the handling and physics, but it gets you from point A to B.
Postal 4: No Regerts Weaponry
The weapons though even in this early stage are a lot of fun. You have your standard weapons, but there are three, in particular, I want to talk about. First of all is the machete, which plays kind of like Thor’s hammer in that you can throw it and it comes back to you, slicing anyone who gets in its way.
Then we have this super-soaker type weapon which can shoot water, fire, and puke! When you blast people with puke it makes them puke and it is hilarious. Then we have the pigeon bomb! This is a box filled with crazed pigeons and when you throw it, pigeons attack anyone who is near! I cannot wait to see what else they have in store with this game in terms of the weapons.
Postal 4: No Regerts is a lot of fun in the early janky alpha stage. There are many problems with the game such as crashes, random graphical bugs and so on, but it is an alpha so what do you expect. In all, it shows some great promise and I am very interested to see how the game improves during development.
- You have a bomb with pigeons
- The machete is like throwing Mjolnir!
- The humor is low class and it is awesome
- Working as an animal control officer is actually quite fun
- The game is very self-aware!
- It is far from finished right now
- Lots of glitches and issues due to still being in alpha state