But how does the game play? To be truthful, it plays more like an interactive novel than anything else. Think Quantic Dream, only less pretentious and reduced to a pleasing and hip retro aesthetic. You're immediately kicked out of your place and told to come up with $500 by the end of the day, or be evicted otherwise. What you do from there... is up to you. You've got some leads, but off the beaten path are... shall we say... opportunities. These are really well-written diversions that provoke a great deal of introspection; first and foremost in your mind is that often-uncomfortable question: what would you do?
Devolver Digital has been a champion of great indie titles, and it looks like Always Sometimes Monsters will continue the trend. The game recently launched on Steam; check back for a full review.