Conclusion: There was supposed to be a multiplayer mode in Postal III , but it was seemingly scrapped. Until they add the open-world gameplay and patch this game extensively, even fans won’t want to come back to this game. It takes just over 4 hours to finish a playthrough at a casual pace. The game is buggy, poorly optimized, uninspired, lazy, and ultimately, a disappointment. I’ll say it like my parents used to: I’m not angry, I’m just disappointed.
Excerpt: At the beginning of every year, there's that one game that sets the pace for the rest of the year's releases. It makes you forget the year before it, and get excited for what's to come. Ladies and gentlemen, Postal III is not that game. In fact; it's pretty much as far as what the game industry wants to be known for this year as you can get.
Conclusion: As is often the case with games, some have better graphics than gameplay mechanics. It may surprise you to know, therefore, that Postal III doesn’t even have AVERAGE graphics. The textures are shoddy and low resolution, with only a forced glossy effect trying to trick you into accepting the aged look of the game. It doesn’t stand up to contemporary titles at all, and in no way looks like a 2011 game.
Pros: Gluttons for punishment will adore it.
Cons: Everyone else will abhor it, for its terrible visuals, awful gameplay, failed attempts at humour and its insistence on treating you like an idiot.
Excerpt: Almost 15 years ago Postal was released on the PC, giving players a chance to go on a virtual murder spree and setting off a wave of outrage from concerned parties. A few sequels and expansion packs later, Postal III has arrived with a fresh new slate of gory gameplay and gross-out humor. Though the ragged limb dismemberment delivers on the gore front, the game falls short in every other respect.
Pros: Opportunities for perverse mayhem
Cons: Flawed movement mechanics, Terrible AI, Unpleasant visual presentation, Poor attempts at humor, Technical instabilities
Conclusion: inFamous 2 walks a fairly fine line between repetitive and diverse. You are handed a wealth of abilities that you can craft to your liking but the platforming mechanics can be a chore, there are tons of missions to complete but after some time you began to realize there are really only a dozen or so unique ones. Linking combos is a blast but the melee gets old pretty fast.
Pros: Really two games for one, you will come back for more, creating missions adds a lot of replay
Cons: Boring platforming mechanics, sometimes uneventful sounds
Excerpt: Before very recently, my only knowledge of the Postal series was of the first game, which was known for being heavily violent and controversial. So admitedly I do not have extensive experience with the Postal franchise. Nevertheless, I approached this game expecting something similar to Grand Theft Auto. Unfortunately, Postal 3 is anything but as this entry into the Postal series is dated, uninspired and simply unpleasant to play.
Excerpt: Once upon a time, there was a 13 year old boy who got Postal 2 from one of his friends because that friend’s parents weren’t handling that game. Overjoyed to have something other than King’s Quest to play, the little boy ran home and installed it. From that day forward, his life was filled with joy and a deep-rooted hatred for everything not cynical. That little boy then grew up to be a video game reviewer and was one day given Postal 3.
Conclusion: I guess congratulations are in order. Postal 3 wanted to offend me and it succeeded. It wasn't the racist stereotyping, the rampant sexism, the spankerchiefs or the laughable gore. All of that is done in a manner so pedestrian that I'm more embarrassed for them than I am offended. What offended me was that people are actually selling this. That RunningWithScissors/Akella would have the balls to slap a 'finished' label on this title and start taking people's money.