Set out on a cross-country journey to win back the love of your life and endure the hardship of making story-defining choices that affect your life and the lives of those around you.
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发行日期: 2014年5月21日

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"A creative choice and consequence simulator that while not heavy on graphics and gameplay, is a very interesting "create your own story" game."

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1月10日

Asset Pack for RPG Maker VX Ace Now Available



Hey Vagabonds,
We've had a lot of people e-mail, tweet, and ask us in person how we got started making Always Sometimes Monsters and the always simple to use RPG Maker system is invariably part of our answer.

While RPG Maker VX Ace (and it's grandpappy XP) are incredibly easy to use, with the right dedication and some inventive thinking it can do a lot of things you'd never expect from such a neophyte-friendly tool.

With that in mind, we are happy to announce that in partnership with Degica and the folks at RPG Maker Web we are launching Environments Inspired by Always Sometimes Monsters.

This is a fully-featured tileset system for RPG Maker VX Ace that uses resources pulled from Always Sometimes Monsters and reformatted to work in any modern-setting project. Whether you're producing a fangame or an original work, this pack will get you on your way to building fleshed out cities, offices, hospitals, homes, and a whole lot more.

If you're interested in developing games, RPG Maker is a great place to start and hopefully this new asset pack will help you on that journey.

You can grab it here, discounted temporarily:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/321100/

All the best,
Vagabond Dog

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1月10日

Asset Pack for RPG Maker VX Ace Now Available



Hey Vagabonds,
We've had a lot of people e-mail, tweet, and ask us in person how we got started making Always Sometimes Monsters and the always simple to use RPG Maker system is invariably part of our answer.

While RPG Maker VX Ace (and it's grandpappy XP) are incredibly easy to use, with the right dedication and some inventive thinking it can do a lot of things you'd never expect from such a neophyte-friendly tool.

With that in mind, we are happy to announce that in partnership with Degica and the folks at RPG Maker Web we are launching Environments Inspired by Always Sometimes Monsters.

This is a fully-featured tileset system for RPG Maker VX Ace that uses resources pulled from Always Sometimes Monsters and reformatted to work in any modern-setting project. Whether you're producing a fangame or an original work, this pack will get you on your way to building fleshed out cities, offices, hospitals, homes, and a whole lot more.

If you're interested in developing games, RPG Maker is a great place to start and hopefully this new asset pack will help you on that journey.

You can grab it here, discounted temporarily:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/321100/

All the best,
Vagabond Dog

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评测

“Always Sometimes Monsters deals in chaos and quantum theories – in every second of our lives, we make choices that forever impact our timelines going forward, dictating whether we keep or lose friends, maintain a job or succeed in our goals. We are the masters of our destinies, Always Sometimes Monsters says – but we can't control other people's lives. That's where it gets tricky.”
4/5 – Joystiq

“It's an earnest look at life under tough economic pressure, at love when things don't go according to plan and at a creative career during its shittiest lows. It has a lot to say, and importantly, it speaks from the heart.”
8/10 – Polygon

“Always Sometimes Monsters isn't the first game to get clever with morality. It's not the first game that's had a few grey areas. It also isn't about either of those. It's about perspective. It's about empathy. It's about who we are and why we do what we do. That narrative is one of contradiction and hypocrisy, because that's what real people are about.”
9/10 – Eurogamer

Content Warning

Always Sometimes Monsters has content dealing with racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, mental health, sexual assault, child abuse, animal abuse, drug abuse, and suicide.

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Out of money and out of luck you find yourself heart broken and on the verge of collapse. Your landlord's taken the key back, you can't finish your manuscript, and your beloved is marrying someone else. With no choice but to handle whatever life throws at you, you set out on the open road on a mission to win back the love of your life. The story from there is up to you. Can your life be salvaged, or are we always sometimes monsters?

Choice
A story-driven experience focusing on relationships and emotional bonds rather than traditional RPG combat and adventuring. Indecision is your enemy and empathy is your weapon in a quest to earn one last chance to win back the love of your life.

Circumstance
Choose from characters of different gender, race, and sexual preference and live through the common experiences and unique hardships of each based on your selection. NPCs may treat you differently based on your gender, race, or sexual preference opening and closing different paths along the way.

Consequence
Each playthrough is filled with a staggering number of diverging paths that can be discovered through both overt actions and subtle choices in conversation. The journey you experience will be tailored to your personal ethical compass as your decisions both conscious and subconscious change your fate.



Download the original Always Sometimes Monsters soundtrack by LASER DESTROYER TEAM featuring 15 remastered tracks from the game. Available on Bandcamp.

系统需求

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4, 2.0 Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 x 768 desktop resolution or better
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: No Steam Overlay Support
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.7
    • Memory: 2000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Steam Achievements not supported, Steam Overlay enabled
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Memory: 2000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Open AL compatible
    • Additional Notes: Steam Achievements not supported, Steam Overlay enabled
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16 人中有 14 人(88%)觉得这篇评测有价值
24.3 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年12月1日
ONE LOVE STORY

作为一个分手一年穷困潦倒自暴自弃的作家,突然收到Ex的结婚请帖,于是踏上了拾荒攒钱蹭吃蹭住抢Ex之路(。

一周目的我一心只想赶紧跑到Ex身边阻止婚礼,卖了所有能卖的东西,没捡小碧池故意扔下的白粉,随便给黑心电影院写了好评报道,用小熊play的照片威胁医生,让一个熊孩子被他叔崩死三次之后终于读档没要那一百块,认识了一个叫Jack的好伙伴,搭上顺风车到了出版商在的城市,鼓起勇气给Ex打了个电话,也是无情换号,但是用着这个号的老朋友说可以捎我一程到婚礼所在地。

玩赛猫和猜拳迅速的攒到票钱,开开心心去买票,拓麻的选举中搞的巴士停运,毫不犹豫的帮着前市长黑了选票机,选举结束就启程跑到倒数第二站,想到马上就能见到Ex心里各种小激动,每到一个新城市做的梦明显在暗示我Sam这个小婊砸抢了我男人,还抄了劳资论文。

到盐湖城,头天晚上出去乱晃进了脱衣舞俱乐部,赚了小外快才想起来老伙计还在教堂等着我,第二天老伙计一脸苦逼的告诉我车押在别人那了,于是走上了收集零件修车比赛之路,老伙计的女票一直煽动我去搞坏对手的刹车,想想自己一路干的那些混蛋事我还是义正言辞的拒绝了x3,正大光明的赢了比赛,老伙计带着我来到了曾经的岳母家,尴尬的见到了Ex和果然是你丫的小婊砸Sam
然后,岳母发现了我每天在写的日志,机关枪一样突突突喷了我半天,还质问我到底是谁和谁分手,我只好承认当年是我先提分手,觉得自己配不上Ex,岳母问我现在你配的上了吗,我想了想自己一路做过的事,感觉更配不上了呢(´・ω・`),但还是嘴硬的说只有Ex能决定。
后来就被小婊砸Sam拉上去派对了,在赌场玩21点赚了5000给自己买了身衣服,回房间发现Sam在翻劳资东西,丫居然欠了1万刀的赌债想拿我的日志当手稿出版抵债…这我不能忍啊,但是想想Ex,还是给他拿去抵债了。在出版商面前还是没忍住婊了Sam一下,然后去了婚礼,深呼吸两轮喊反对结果被Ex喷了一顿说我还是辣么自私。于是我灰头土脸的走了……

于是,开头小巷子里的流浪汉果然是我,看到自己混这么惨我也是毫不犹豫的自杀了。
然后看着Sam小婊砸名利双收,我各种不服的读档,查了下guide,在赌场21点怒赚1w给Sam还上债,再去婚礼还是被Ex熊了一顿。看来我所做过的事不开新档是无法挽回了。

于是我决定,照着Guide完全重走一遍,看来要赢回Ex只能洗心革面做一个五好青年…

但是,在那之前我要再读一次档,看着赌场老板搞死Sam…
我的这种心情也是蛮符合游戏标题了↑
这篇评测是否有价值? 有趣
10 人中有 9 人(90%)觉得这篇评测有价值
8.1 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年12月13日
关于这个游戏.最初是被它的名字和可爱的人物而吸引.不同与大多数传统rpg.这款游戏的背景选择在一个现代化的世界.而且它最出众的一点就是你可以决定你的行动从而改变你的未来.基于以上几点就足以吸引我这个rpg爱好者了.下面说说剧情.剧情在我看来一向是一个游戏的灵魂.而这个游戏并没有让我失望——首先我是一个穷困潦倒的作家.从乱糟糟的公寓里醒来.刚出门就被房主追着要债.看他气焰那么嚣张.我果断选择了拿走钥匙给他留了一句go ♥♥♥♥ yourself然后跑掉.当然我还是试着去赚够500美元的房租.劳累了一天还是差的30美元.但还是交给了房主.不过呢.果然如我所料.他确实是个jerk.他把钱拿走.换了房间钥匙.把我哄了出去.没办法只能睡大街了.这就是我的第一天.是不是很惨啊.可谁知第二天又来了个晴天霹雳雪上加霜—my love 要结婚了.并且邀请我去参加他的婚礼—.为什么?我们在一起不是很快乐吗.我们不是爱着彼此吗.不管了.我要去他的婚礼.搞清楚这一切!但一想.去那个地方要花掉不少钱啊.而我现在还欠着债.于是呢.我开始努力奋斗赚钱.白天找一些临时工作.夜晚就在别人家睡沙发.时不时的还写几页小说.就这样呢.我搬过箱子.当过黑客.做过清洁工.甚至为了得到去那个地方的车子.我做了一些亏心事.......有那么几次我问我自己.为了他.真的值得这么做吗?to be honest .我不知道.但每当我想起我们的邂逅.我们在一起仰望星空.我们俩以前在一起的幸福时.我告诉自己.他值得我这么做!终于呢.辛苦没有白费我还是很及时的在婚礼前几天到达了my love的家.发现现在岳父一个人住在这里.my love偶尔回来.在我们呆过的屋子里住了一晚.一个梦让我回忆起了一些东西.我全想起来了.为什么他要离开我—这全是我的错.我太自私了.和他在一起只会想着我自己.和我的小说.从来没体会到他的感受.第二天醒来.我见到了my love.他说他很高心见到我但同时感到意外.说什么并没有邀请我.一阵疑惑后.一个女人出现了!是她!!我最好的朋友成了我最爱的人的未婚妻!我....不知道该说什么了.原来是她邀请我来.她看起来并不想和我争论这件事.我也不想说什么了.她请求我去和她参加一个派对.我拒绝了.因为我不想和这个抢走我爱人的的女人有任何来往了!但看她级力想挽留这段友谊....好吧 我和你去.在酒店.她欠了一笔不小的钱.要我的小说草稿来抵债在好朋友和我的职业道路面前.我还是选择了我的好朋友.就这样.第二天.婚礼来了.我看到了.我什么都看破了.爱情就像泡沫.就像我和他的爱一触就破.看到他俩的幸福... ....我选择了沉默.祝你们幸福.GOOD BYE .MY LOVE
这篇评测是否有价值? 有趣
4 人中有 3 人(75%)觉得这篇评测有价值
17.4 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年12月19日
一个剧情向的RPG,总的来说,非常不错。
多线结局是个很好的东西,因为剧本更好写,也更容易写好,就是工作量会大增……我玩的整个过程中,很多时候都在感叹以这游戏的文字量,还有那么多分歧,得用多长时间呐……果然现在还在用RPG Maker的制作人一个比一个的良心!游戏时间大概在8个小时左右,据最后两个制作人人物的谈话,计划中的文字量能到一百万?刚想着这些东西不可能有一百万的说,他们自己就吐槽了……于是,此处可以很自然地想起剧本文字量真的过百万的《异域镇魂曲》,那已经被掐了2/3的剧本……
剧情实际上出彩的地方不多,结局也不意外;游戏中,内含的小元素不少,流程中各种选择产生的结果很有意思——这在文字冒险里相当普遍吧——但是有些时候剧情不太合理,有点儿别扭,脱离现实的感觉,不过由于设定上这整个故事就是开始那个讲述者的描述,所以可以在心里强行合理……
还有最后一段:行走图是个很有意思的东西,我在一开始帮那个着白裙的亚裔女孩买了点“好东西”然后获得了她的公寓钥匙,在一个深夜里去了她的公寓,也就是上面第二张截图的房间里,结果发现了很糟糕的一幕——她们两个不只是躺在床上,实际上是在做些其他的事情,哦,还没穿衣服——喂喂!这个不设定成18+真的没问题吗——所以行走图真是一个很有意思的东西,可惜后面脱衣舞酒吧非常健康……因为这个分歧达成的条件太简单了吗……
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212 人中有 174 人(82%)觉得这篇评测有价值
13.1 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年10月21日
I had been sick of saving the world, fighting zombies or shooting people in games. Always Sometimes Monsters featured a storyline where I was just an ordinary person trying to stay alive in this cruel world & to get back with my significant other. I definitely recomend.
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122 人中有 107 人(88%)觉得这篇评测有价值
13.8 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年11月14日
Pre-emptive warning: I haven't spoiled any major plot points, but there are some tonal spoilers for one of the game's endings.

I err on the side of recommending this game, but I can't claim that it isn't very deeply flawed. Its main failing is that the story is about a lot of things, but the ending is 100% reliant on whether or not you "win back" your love interest. Personally, I thought it would be most satisfying to play a character initially very deeply set on reconnecting with his ex, but gradually coming to terms with the breakup and, in the end, letting the ceremony go uninterrupted. In this playthough, I had been successful in almost every aspect of my life: religiously keeping a journal, participating only in activities I believed in, and treating everyone with kindness. My character's future was promising. So, what ending did I get?

The one where I'm suicidal, nihilistic and alone because I couldn't bear the pain of losing my ex-girlfriend, who I'd had every intention of getting over on the way to her wedding. This is the only ending possible if you fail to "win her back", regardless of your other achievements or the way you've roleplayed your character. The game as a whole could be massively improved by the removal of the framing device at the beginning and end, as, for many endings, it fundamentally doesn't make sense and stands contrary to the story's themes. There's a fine post-credits scene, but it didn't negate my confusion at my character's hysterical response to making a perfectly fair, mature decision that, in my mind, caused him no great pain. It was a very "Huh?" moment for me.

As for the rest of the story, it's pretty good. Tonally uneven but not at all bad, and I genuinely enjoyed most of the campaign. The trip was gruelling but satisfying, with more than its share of close calls and poignant moments, and it felt like I was coming to the end of a long journey when I finally arrived at the ex's wedding location. It's not realistic, but there's a realness to it -- something humbling about the situations you're faced with, an earnestness in the way the game presents love, friendship, and hope. I guess that's why I felt degraded by the ending... I mean, how can my character be so nihilistic when the past month has probably been the most interesting in his life? He's learned so much, experienced so much, yet the game gives me a pitch-black failstate because I didn't adhere to the arbitrary goal. It's not only unsatisfying, but also troubling philosophically. I guess I would recommend this game with the cliche that you should focus on the journey, not the desitation... or play with the LI in mind. Either way.
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227 人中有 176 人(78%)觉得这篇评测有价值
有 2 人觉得这篇评测很有趣
11.1 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年8月13日
Accidentally chose to become a poor lesbian, just like real life.
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有 1 人觉得这篇评测很有趣
4.8 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年11月14日
Always Sometimes Monsters is frequently tedious and rife with things that shatter any suspension of disbelief. I had high hopes for this game, but it really fails to deliver on its promise of an open story of moral ambiguity in favor of a tedious romp through a poorly explained plot that looks like it was written by a 15-year-old going through their "edgy" stage. There is a lot to do, but none of it feels especially worth doing, and a lot of it affects nothing so far as I can tell. Maybe there's a point to buying crab rather than chicken apart from wasting money. Also, ideas like "Sandwich Furtures" traded at a terminal in a sandwich shop, banks that require a security question to make a deposit, and day care providers willing to overlook an allegation of terrorism on a criminal background check are all sufficiently stupid (and not actually funny) that they do nothing but detract from the story.

The characters are too close to being parodies of archetypes to feel truly endearing, and some of them are introduced to disappear completely from the game moments later. I stayed at a girl's house for nine days and saw her exactly once, despite the fact that the she seemed like she could be an interesting and dramatic character. Meanwhile, I have to deal with the Kurt Cobain / Courtney Love analogues far more than I want. Too often, the choices I wanted to make I could not, and the questions I wanted answered were not.

Production-wise, the graphics are bland and inconsistent Some characters look completely different in their close-up versions and their walking versions. The imagery is often too cartoony for how dark the subject matter is trying to be (although a lot of that "darkness" comes off as a ham-fisted attempt at shock value), but not cartoony enough to feel like more than a bland vaguely anime look. The sound effects are ear-bleedingly jarring at times, with obnoxious beeps and sudden bursts of animal noise contrasted by the near complete silence of the game world apart from the music (of which I have generally few complaints). Even when the sound effects are appropriate, the lack of other appropriate sound effects make them feel out of place. If that was a design decision, it was a terrible one, but judging by the overall production value, I suspect they just couldn't be bothered to put any serious work into them.

I'm glad I got this as part of bundle, because I'd feel cheated if I paid for this by itself.
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95 人中有 80 人(84%)觉得这篇评测有价值
有 1 人觉得这篇评测很有趣
14.2 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年12月20日
Got tricked into playing as an asian lesbian
Received dirty pictures almost instatnly
Had a poo three times in a row
Was racially abused within 5 minutes
Robbed an old lady of her baseball cards
Killed pigs for half an hour to accquire dosh
Thrown into a homeless shelter because I didn't buy a bag and got beated to death by guards
Blew up someones car and left his 5 children to fend for themselves in the ♥♥♥♥-end of nowhere
Got my backstabbing ♥♥♥♥♥ of a best friend shot and had a panic attack
All this to get my girlfriend back
She dumped me again
Ended up as a suicidal hobo

10/10 accurate representation of my everyday life
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35 人中有 32 人(91%)觉得这篇评测有价值
16.0 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年12月21日
A classic case of an initial concept losing its way.

Play the first few hours, read reviews or previews, and you'll see an emotionally-driven story about choice and fate, where you're penniless and broken and have to go on a difficult journey to getting your life and partner back.

However, all these concepts get abandoned and by the end you're left unfulfilled, with cop-outs and odd character behaviour along the way, until the game is telling you you're a broke bum who desperately wants your ex back, when in fact you the player are ACTUALLY full of money and don't give a crap about the ex because s/he's a jerk.

You might go through hell and do drugs if it meant getting the love of your life back, but would you do it just to go to someone's wedding? No, but the game apparently thinks people do that.

As a cop-out, you even get to make some choices about the actual plot. As in you decide who dumped who, and why. But this one 'choice' hidden away in a conversation, a couple of hours before the end, is what impacts the ending most of all, without even alluding to it. Madness.

In one person's story, you dumped a girl because you wanted to bang some more chicks, then changed your mind and crashed the wedding and she came crawling back. In another player's story, you got dumped and now you're acting like a crazed stalker to see her again and ruin everything. In another, you may not give a crap about her. The game, however, is adamant that in each scenario you're going to the wedding to crash it or be a wuss and do the whole "I just want her to be happy but I still love her" shtick, and likely end up depressed anyway. Because the plot isn't as flexible with choice as it wants to say it is.

Other little things about the game can make it frustrating. Press space to speed up the text, and you might end up accidentally making a choice that pops up without the usual pause, and you'll have to reload your most recent save. Play Blackjack and if you and the dealer have the same hand (a 'push'), you still LOSE.

In hindsight, my hours would've been better spent playing something else.
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139 人中有 85 人(61%)觉得这篇评测有价值
5.8 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年11月10日
I really wanted to like this game, but I haven't been able to immerse myself in this world for reasons that escape me. |

I LIKE pixel graphics.

I LIKE thought-provoking concepts.

I LIKE things that aren't based around world war whatever or aliens or zombies or goats.

Too many of the situations in the game come off as trite. However, maybe I will eventually come around to enjoy this, but as it stands the world is/was too bland and forced.
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38 人中有 26 人(68%)觉得这篇评测有价值
21.4 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年10月14日
Always Sometimes Monsters is far from perfect; there are glaring flaws to be seen. But for every misstep it makes there are moments that hit their intended mark so well it transcends any amount of mini-game drudgery that came before it. It oozes personality and that personality can often be found to be your own. It is at times absurd, mundane, funny, hopeless and mean, but always endearing. And sometimes it's brilliant.
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124 人中有 72 人(58%)觉得这篇评测有价值
72.2 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年11月3日
Wow, this game is good.

I'm a sucker for any game with a good story and Alway Sometimes Monsters does not disappoint. Not only does this game feel real but it also makes you think. I really do enjoy the simple graphics and I just love games that let you chose your sexuality instead of forcing you to be straight.

I want more games like this.
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117 人中有 68 人(58%)觉得这篇评测有价值
3.7 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年11月8日
It's very difficult to recommend this game despite its rather lofty goals, which I respect. However, it fails to deliver on practically any of them, including an engaging premise. The consequence-driven gameplay is little more than a thinly-veiled illusion and the "adult choices" amount to little more than having tosubject yourself to menial, boring minigames in the semblance of menial, boring labor to earn a paycheck. There's little reality here, despite all its claims to be more mature and adult.

I respect what the devs tried to do, but ultimately, they failed.
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24 人中有 17 人(71%)觉得这篇评测有价值
11.4 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年12月21日
Good game, unlike other games in the market this will give a new experience taking decisions which will effect the story.
7/10 worth to try in a discounted price

✓ Interesting story
✓ Nice pixal graphics.
✓ Great sound track.

✖ Sometimes the story might get borring.
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94 人中有 53 人(56%)觉得这篇评测有价值
0.1 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年11月12日
You'll notice that I only got 5 minutes on this game. Because I played the GoG version of this game already, and I just felt like increasing my game count on Steam when I got this off the latest Humble Bundle. Also because Steam requires me to play the game for 5 minutes before I can post a review. Don't let the lack of hours here influence your opinion, please. I'm sure my review below will show that I know the game. This review was also orignally going to be MUCH longer, but it turns out that Steam doesn't like it when I write too many words.

ASM is a game made in RPGmaker, which already earns it negative points because RPGmaker is an awful engine, that is all about your choices, expect not really. You're allowed to pick your character from a handful of characters in a room, and then you can pick your LI from a handful of characters in another room. Yes, you can choose to be a gay man, or a lesbian, because this game wants you to think its ~progressive~ when the entire game is written to be pretenious. The game has you going from town to town and sometimes experiencing flashbacks, trying to earn money and fix the "main problem" in each town so you can get to your LI and try to stop her wedding. Of course, you also get dialogue choices that allow you to say "Nah, I'm over her", but they don't matter and I'll tell you why soon. The game has four "towns" for you to deal with, with the first town having the most content. It's an awful place that lets you see first hand how choices don't matter at all. You did Option A? Ending A happens. Did Option B? Ending A still happens, but with a teensy-tiny variation. The only time where the game isn't sniffing its own ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ is in the second town when it decides to correctly say Republicans and Democrats are both terrible people who are in corporate pockets.

There are also flashbacks, as mentioned, about your college life and the life you had with your LI. These flashbacks, for me, only confirmed that my old college friend and my LI were both huge ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s who I would refuse to deal with if I had the choice, which I don't, because this game provides as much "freedom of choice" as a Fable game, but at least Fable can provide variations in the endings for each choice. Anyway, when you meet your LI, it turns out they didn't want you at the wedding, but your friend, who is marrying LI, invited you. The same friend that your LI told you to screw over and the same friend that your LI called a creepy little stalker. Turns out your friend managed to get a publishing deal even after you screwed him (guess your LI only wants to go with whomever is gonna get the deal), and the LI's father decides to confront you on your choices in the game, even through it doesn't matter, because all you can say is "I regret it" and "I don't regret it". You are also asked for the reason you're around, and I reconfirmed that I was around only to say goodbye to my LI. You're forced to go to Vegas and gamble because you probably only got $1000 to your name and you need $15000 if you want to buy a tuxedo and get the best "ending" for you and your friend (otherwise he dies or you lose your book deal).

Wedding happens, I let the girl go so she can get married, and yet despite me saying repeatedly that I did not want to get back with my LI, I turn out to become a bum because she was my TRUE LUV and without her, despite the fact that I could easily get a job and find someone else, I'm just a useless sack of ♥♥♥♥.

So I replayed it, this time going for the girl, slightly changing my choices, mostly taking the bad ones, dealing with that AWFUL boxing minigame in the third town, telling the parent I regret all my choices and I want the girl back, and then I win her back. Woo. Now my friend is the bum because she was his TRUE LUV even though he had his own book deal he could finish, and he was doing pretty god damn fine before he got with the girl.

This game doesn't respect your choices. It doesn't even care about them. It's a game about you being in true love with a huge ♥♥♥♥♥ (or huge ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ if its a guy), your friend being a ♥♥♥♥♥, and everyone you know being useless ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s, except for the cowboy guy in Town 3, who was the only person in the game worthy of any respect. I was tempted to play a 3rd time and make all the worst choices, because I suspect so long as you say "I regret", you want the LI back, you make sure your book deal is safe and that your "friend" lives, you can get the "best end", which is you getting back with an awful person.

I regret the money I paid for for this game on GoG and regret the dollar I gave to Humble Bundle, since it included this piece of crap. 3/10, and that's only because I'm feeling generous. I wish Steam would increase the character count for reviews so I can really get into how awful this game is. Now to remove this piece of crap from my computer again.
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8 人中有 7 人(88%)觉得这篇评测有价值
14.8 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:1月10日
Overall I enjoyed this game. The story was pretty cool. It got pretty repeative at times but it was ok.
One thing I was disappointed into was the ending. I got the "good end" and it felt like it shouldve continued more further on. Ending didn't give me that satisfied feeling that I was looking for, we we're kinda left hanging.

So the game was ok and I enjoyed it somewhat but the ending was a turn off.
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24 人中有 15 人(63%)觉得这篇评测有价值
7.7 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年10月3日
Few games manage to tell such a breathtaking story with such admirable minimalism as Always Sometimes Monsters does. What’s even greater is you are in control of the story, and how the game will pan out. For me, calling this a game is an understatement of what it really is. Always Sometimes Monsters is a declaration about life, about how our choices are all we really have, and about how those choices, no matter how small, can reorient our life in ways that we can never predict. In life there is regrets, happiness, anger, wishfulness and countless other human feelings. Always Sometimes Monsters shows that while experiencing these feelings is inevitable, you will never be able to travel back and reshape your life with different choices, so you have to make the best of what you have and never sink into regret with the decisions you’ve made in life, or you will never be able to move forward in the unique journey that is your life. 10/10
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11 人中有 8 人(73%)觉得这篇评测有价值
13.5 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:1月6日
Overall rating: 8.4 / 10

It is not good when you are at loss of words while trying to write a useful review. I have started up this game expecting a decent story that normally comes with this genre, but I have not hoped to get what I did. Developing a decent game is hard as there are many aspects to consider and implement them in a good way but is totally different to create a masterpiece.
I would go as far to pin a tag "Educational" on this game as it will lead you through an endless really hard and realistic decisions a person may have to make during their lives. The game uses very interesting and perhaps cheeky ways of turning the character you control into yourself, a really hard achievment that makes me both love and in a weird way - hate this game. Before I realized what is going on, it was telling a story about myself.

People speak of how good or bad games are and it is really rare when you just wish to say: "Thank you" like i do now. Thank you.

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Pixel art: 8.5 / 10

Mostly very pleasant, detailed looking game. Every room is made beautifully and aside one counter you can walk over, everything works perfect.

Story: 10 / 10

While it may seem the story is slow progressing at the start, soon you come to realize it just perfect and that any word you say or any action you do or do not do may lead you into another totally different way. The game branches quite nicely and in reality speaks about you. It will throw at you the hardest possible choices and just perhaps help you find your place in the world, both in game and in real life. There are no crazy things in this game, no dragons or unicorns. Consider it a life simulator. A great one in my opinion.

Soundtrack: 7.5 / 10

Not memorable, not annoying. However, it sets the mood perfectly and follows you through the game quietly, allowing you to focus on everything else. I think it fits the game well.

Controls: 8 / 10

Like any RPG pixel game, controls are not too difficult or confusing. I have found it interesting though as you have to pause the game to access your inventory. Walking speed of the character seemed too slow at parts, but nothing of this ruins the game, especially if you have some patience and like exploring.

Fun factor: 8 / 10


Full recommendation!
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23 人中有 14 人(61%)觉得这篇评测有价值
3.5 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年12月5日
Well what to say about this game.... To be 100% honest the only reason I chose to play this was because it offered me cards and I got it as a side dish in one of my humble bundles, but that aside.... I enjoyed my time playing it.

I like the game. I like it because it has a charm about it, games don't always have to be some epic tale about how you slew the dragon or about what kind of kill-streak you're going to get, this game just tells life how it is for some people. I mean seriously, I never figured I would enjoy a game that literally let me watch my neighbor granny give a blow-job, or when I had to sell all my stocks of sandwiches in order to eat for the day, which by the way I had at least 8 bacon burgers that day... oh yeah also I got drugs for this one lady and then she gave me a key to her apartment, next day I walked in on her getting ♥♥♥♥ed by her boyfriend, "You just gonna stand there or join in?"

10/10

Either way, I guess the point I'm trying to make is that it's serious, but it's not too serious, the game is fun, and you make it with what choices you make, so the game really shows off well in a lot of aspects.


So yeah, get it play it etc. fun game, I'm glad I was forced to sit through a few hours playing.

Standard Game Rating
  • Story: 10/10 (Refreshing choose your own story and stuff, it's great.)
  • Gameplay: 6/10 (Well, the game doesnt rate highly here but its good fun to sit down for a few hours to nonetheless.)
  • Presentation: 8/10 (RPG Maker? maybe but at least its better than average.)
  • Soundtrack: 9/10 (I liked it)
  • Replayability: 8/10 (If you play through all the paths I guess it will run out)
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6 人中有 5 人(83%)觉得这篇评测有价值
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10.1 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:1月16日
So far the game is AMAZING !
The story ...... The story is one of the best i ever enjoyed in games.
It is like reading like BEST book in your life but whit like pictures and open world ,and you can make like your on story ,you can choose how too continue ,do you want to shoot that guy or not ,do you want to help that guy or not ,do you wan to take that job or just or stay on the one you have .and every answer has a story you make and its on consequences.
just a fantastically game and story.
the carecters are all great ,talkative, fun to listen too and enjoy there story of life.
I recommend this game to ALL the ppl.Particularly to ppl who like reading books or mangas ,because this adventure is like a nice book whit pictures in a RPG maker world .
WOW !!! 10/10
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