It’s time to go Postal. Again. Defying all the odds, the Postal Dude is back. Running With Scissors has announced Postal 4: No Regerts (yay, memes) , an all-new Postal game launching through Steam Early Access.
Set several years after Postal 2, Postal Dude and his dog Champ are driving through Arizona looking for a new abode. Stopping at a gas station, the Postal Dude is robbed and all of his possessions taken, leaving him and his pupper to stumble into the nearest in town in search of fame, fortune, and a place to piss on everyone.
Postal 4: No Regerts is touted as the sequel to Postal 2. I didn’t have the displeasure of playing Postal 3 but somehow it was so bad that even Running With Scissors has disowned it, which is certainly something. It was co-developed with TrashMasters and switched things up for third-person action. Judging from the reviews it was an absolute stinker. Which leaves us with Postal 4, the “long-awaited true sequel to what’s been fondly dubbed as “The Worst Game Ever™”, POSTAL 2! (No third game is known to exist.)”
Which brings us to a game which very much looks a whole lot like Postal 2. It’s a satirical, open-world FPS yet again, one in which it’s totally down to the player how off-the-rails they make a week in the life of the Postal Dude.
Time, it would be fair to say, has not been kind to the Postal franchise. I feel like I've aged just watching the trailer. It’s still the same old game laser-targeted at 12-year-old boys, and strange men who smell a bit funky, only this time it’s looking even more dated. Are we really going to do the whole ‘shove a gun up a cat’s arsehole to use as a silencer’ thing again? I guess we are. At least the pigeons are new.
Postal 4: No Regerts sounds as if it’s heading to Steam Early Access imminently, so keep your eyes peeled if, er, this looks like your cup of steaming hot piss.