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:


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:


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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24.3 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年12月1日
剧透瞩目!

ONE LOVE STORY

作为一个分手一年穷困潦倒自暴自弃的作家,突然收到前男友的结婚请帖,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。唯一做的好事大概就是阻止了一个想自杀的小伙子Jack,搭上Jack的顺风车到了出版商在的城市。我鼓起勇气给Ex打了个电话,意料之中的无情换号,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,于是我又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拉上去单身派对了,在赌场玩21点赚了5000给自己买身像样点的衣服。回房间发现Sam在翻我东西,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,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↑
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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
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10.3 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2月2日
RPG Maker制作的游戏,保证了简陋的画面和粗糙的系统,并且这作是一款只有大段大段对话的纯剧情向的作品(换句话说,作者希望大家不要去在意那些细节专心看故事)

时至今日纯粹讲故事没有任何战斗的RPG Maker游戏已经不少了,Always Sometimes Monsters(以下缩写为ASM)虽然算不上佼佼者,但也有其可取之处,因为比较少见的ASM是一个没有任何幻想成分的现实主义作品,而且游戏内藏各种不和谐的要素以及奇怪的捏他,虽然没有什么过于露骨的表现,但主题毫无疑问是成人向的,故事讲述了一个连房租都交不起的人生败犬,收到Ex的结婚请帖后为了解开心结决定攒钱搭车去参加婚礼……

如果ASM只是一个关于NTR和反NTR的三角恋抢婚故事,那么其实挺狗血的,不过作者真正想写的是一个关于抉择以及道德灰暗面的故事——标题ASM的含义是“人总有些时候是个怪物”,人有时会为了自己想要的东西而去做一些不那么光彩的事情,虽然有些时候是“为大善而不拘小恶”,但不道德的行为并不会因为行为的目的而被正当化——不过不管怎样,我们依然要去抉择,或是维护我们的理念或是争取自己的幸福

于是乎,游戏中有着各种各样的选择,不过在道德上其实也没有过于纠结的两难处境,主要都是些个人层面的小事,大多数都和钱相关,不过除了谋杀以外的行为都不会对剧情造成太大影响,最多也就在某人偷看主角日记数落主角罪状时被提及而已——ASM中争议最大的估计是结局时决定Ex结婚对象、主角的大学基友Sam的命运,主角可以为了自己的幸福成功抢婚让Sam失去一切流浪街头暴毙他乡,Sam确实是个抄主角论文又对主角落进下石、赌博欠债死有余辜的混蛋,但想到主角最早就毫无顾忌地NTR了Sam的暗恋对象,工作签项目合约时也抛弃了Sam,也许Sam并不值得沦落到那么悲惨的结局,不过若是主角成全了Sam,自己则会流浪街头或者至少也要孤独终老,妥妥的Bad End,要怎么做玩家自己决定吧

游戏另外一个比较有特色的地方是玩家可以决定主角以及主角配偶的立绘以及性别,所以BG BL GL任君组合,而且对话、部分图片乃至部分配角都会随之改变,毫无违和感~相应的缺点是角色说话永远比较中性,比如主角只能是女汉子不能是软妹,Ex则不管男女一定是个受……

另外ASM也有一些问题我觉得需要指出:
首先为了延长主角赶赴婚礼的过程作者彻底黑了一把美帝的公共交通,价格贵的离谱,还会遭遇长时间连续罢工严重耽误行程,更加不可理解的是竟然有别墅区以“过于偏远”为由公共交通无法到达必须开车去;
其次,为了让玩家感受来钱的不易,让正常打工变得极其枯燥、重复而低效——想要靠操作流水线打工攒车票钱?可以,无聊死你!
另外,游戏好结局的要求比较苛刻,不用攻略一周目七八小时玩下来基本必然BE,而且好结局需要大量钱,强迫玩家去SL刷钱,差评;
最后,故事结构也有待改进,前半主线展开缓慢,支线混乱,导致吸引力不足,而后半支线又太少,几乎变成线性的了,GE终章还设置了一个莫名其妙无法推进的场景,让人感觉虎头蛇尾有所失望

总之这并不是一款“好玩”的游戏,表现力受限于引擎可以说是十分糟糕,故事结构也并不够完善,而且现实题材又十分成人化的故事也并不是所有人都能欣赏并且喜欢,不过如果对这种题材感兴趣的话试一试也无妨,我个人对ASM的故事还是比较满意的

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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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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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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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8.8 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2月23日
+ Lots of subtle and self-aware humor
+ Interesting concept for a game, in that you're essentially a typical human being attempting to remedy a very human relationship
+ Boasts a real sense of emotional depth
+ NPCs have a lot of lines written into them, giving interactions a fair amount of personality; this makes the world feel a bit more alive
+ Initial character selection is creative and a breath of fresh air; sets up the manner of open-ended gameplay that stays with you throughout the adventure
+ Consequences of your choices are readily apparent in that you feel the impact one way or another
+ Occasional minigames are fun and do much to shake up the pace a bit
+ Detailed environments and set-design
+ Ambient soundtrack sets the mood perfectly

- Though seemingly intentional in its design, it can be hard to shake off the monotony of performing various (often dull) odd jobs for little cash reward
- Plot is slow to perform, overall, and often becomes a bit tedious to wade through

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21 人中有 16 人(76%)觉得这篇评测有价值
2.3 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2月15日
This was a real pleasure to play through. I wouldn't call this a click adventure, although there isn't much "gameplay", as your words speak louder than actions here.

I liked the art style presented here, the basic 8 bit graphics work wonders. It'a a shame there wasn't any voice acting as this would of made the whole experience even better but I can look past this since it is so well written.

The story had me gripped, there is plenty of replay value as you can have different endings from what I've worked out, although you might want to spread out your game plays since chain playing this could probably get boring fast.

There is also a sense of an open world here too. You can walk around and always find something different to do.

A full playthrough took me about three hours, is it worth the £6,99? definitely.
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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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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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15.9 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2月8日
This game is disappointing on many levels, but the quickest way to explain it is "The ride was much more enjoyable than the destination".

The Good:
I enjoyed Always Sometimes Monsters for how inclusive it is and the little changes it makes for the character you choose and the sexuality of that character. The attention to detail is really nice. Some parts of the game are monotonous, but I find that it completely jives with the overall theme of the game. I didn't have a problem being bored, because the boredom of mundane work is kind of the point of the game. I did enjoy the many ethic decision making the game forces upon you. I did find out something about myself that I didn't know before playing, and that experience is very rare for someone as self-reflective as me.

The Bad:
The end is terrible. I expected my past decisions in the game to affect how I would choose the ending, but they didn't. The ending you get depends complete on the last 3 days that are completely scripted and on rails. I was enjoying my freedom for most of the game and then suddenly everything went into this singular tunnel. A lot of the choices are binary, but it's never more apparent than at the end of the game. Another problem is I kept thinking that the time limit would be more constrictive, but I got to the goal with double digit days left over and I got no reward for showing up early. In essence, the game punished me for being efficient. This also makes it possible for you to play the game with no real reason to ever deviate from society’s moral standards. You don't have to choose between love and ethics, you're choosing between working hard and being lazy since you have a ton of time to make it to your destination. This game has the same problems as Tale Tale Game's games; choices are fun, endings that are not meaningfully impacted by your previous decisions ruins the fun.

What would have made it better:
More moral choices, giving how many days until certain jobs or areas open up, telling you how many towns are between you and the goal, and finally make a decent ending(s).

Recommendation:
Skip this game. It's pretentious and the ending will spoil any fun you'll have during the game. I am excited for the next game from this studio, but this experimental game is far from optimized. It suffers from being part of the first wave and I hope the devs will learn a lot from it and from the community response to it.
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6 人中有 6 人(100%)觉得这篇评测有价值
9.6 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年12月13日
Starting with the positive: this game clearly succeeds in its objective. It offers the player several moral choices which influence the story. It gives the player a few opportunities to reflect on these choices or discuss them with characters in the game, and it avoids labelling any particular choice as the "right" or "good" one.

There are a few things, however, which make this game difficult to recommend:

* Most situations are extremely contrived, being even further removed from real-life decisions than most soap operas. Do I let my friend die or commit a major criminal offence to save his life? Do I confront a murderer or run away and never tell anyone?

* The mini-games are terrible. They're more difficult and less fun to play than the 30-year-old games they imitate

* The characters are a bit one-dimensional, including (frustratingly) the player character, whose emotional baggage pretty much dictates the plot of the game
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12 人中有 9 人(75%)觉得这篇评测有价值
2.8 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2月7日
Im trying to be good guy... aaaaand Im hacking terminal to help mayor win his election but I fell from vents when sneaking in the town hall and killed a guard.
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6.2 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:3月25日
This game proves one more time that even with a simple tool like the RPG Maker anyone can make a brilliant game like this one - with some hard work of course. Pretty much a gem for me.
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17.5 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年12月28日
Oof. I played this to the end, just because I bought it.

It's obvious that two dudes with too much time on their hands, and too high of an opinion of themselves, decided to open up RPG Maker one day, rope in some folks to do all their art/music, and release a turd.

The beginning has some nice ideas, but in the end, the game is just thoroughly unenjoyable. It's not fun.

If you like poorly-thought-out minigames, grinding chores over and over, save scumming when you bankrupt yourself just to get a slightly un-♥♥♥♥♥♥ ending, and writing on par with a seventh-grader's English assignment, then you'll enjoy this game.

Don't waste your money.
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11.3 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:5月27日
Always Sometimes Monsters is a very unique game. This certainly is a very unique one out there in a category of RPG Maker created games that somehow always revolves around a Final Fantasy plot or a horror-thriller story. Never did I expect that with a title like 'Always Sometimes Monsters', I would get a very personal story about different people with different ambitions and different choices yet somehow shares a certain similarities with everyone else. ASM is a game about normal people like you and I, struggling to survive through life, yet a very personal dream and an unwavering goal drives them to get out of that bed and endure whatever the harsh modern world throws at them. This game is all about choices, decisions, and more choices that are very critical and will greatly affect your character, everyone else around him/her, and the inevitable effect that it will have on your character's future.
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43.5 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年12月25日
I'm going to start this by saying that I got the Humble Bundle as an early Christmas present and while trying to decide which one of its awesome games to play first, I set my hands on Always Sometimes Monsters just because it was an RPGMaker-made game (and I have a huge soft spot for their minimalistic supremacy). Also, this review is going to be an unusually long one for me because I haven't spazzed over a game of this category in so long, even if it looks pointless.

A crudely beautiful game, Always Sometimes Monsters is what they call "a life simulator", setting you up in one of the worst life scenarios possible: broke, jobless, homeless, loveless. Trying to fight back all the obstacles and win back the love of your life, you decide on your own destiny with every single option you make, which is the essential point of this game. All the elements of storyline, pixel graphics, and soundtrack construct step by step an immersive feeling into the plot, which is unfolded, again, with every step you take and every option you make.

The story starts off with an interesting allusion, which then brings you into the game experience itself. It's hard, it's stomach-churning, even far-fetched sometimes when striving over the edge to be real, but it never fails to serve its primary goal: life isn't meant to be easy. Gamers up for a good story will know this one isn't disappointing... until you reach the end of the game. With so many choices in-game it's nearly impossible to know you're doing what's right according to the game without a walkthrough (I am guilty of that, but solely because I wanted my love back), though this was an element that really hurt my feelings as I was suffering along with nearly everyone in the story, and even after replaying the game with different characters, I was still left quite confused and unsatisfied with the elements of the "eternal ending". The fact that the interpretations are left open for the player to make is a nice thought, but I still am not sure I enjoy this in games. Moreover, the small easter egg popular arcades are a nice touch, although most likely not replayable and serving their purpose for the image and only. (Swedish Pac-Man with meatballs anyone? Damn yes!)

Nevertheless, all the choices possible raise up this game's replayability for me, so I will definitely spend more time into it. I also have to congratulate the developers on their initiative to create a "character selection" box regardless of gender, race or sexual orientation, as well as on the implementation of the selection as a node into the allusion that starts it all. I also enjoy the fact that they actually put themselves in the game, since, in my opinion, their dialogues construct extra food for thought concerning the game. I know I'd love to do that if I was a game developer.

The average decent RPGMaker pixelly graphics are able to set up a real-like atmosphere in the city, combined with the morose darkness of the backstreets, but there's nothing else to say about them. As for the dialogues, they're captivating yet full of orthograph mistakes (and I really am someone who doesn't like being a grammar nazi) which should be fixed.

The soundtrack... What could I possibly say about the soundtrack?! Fresh, stylish, retro feeling while still modern enough, rinvigorating and immersive! Laser Destroyer Team outworked themselves on it and it's undoubtedly a fine piece of work. Every little piece or loop helps set the mood and captivate the player, it's really catchy. It's a nice thing the LP is available through Steam as a preview of their work, although it's really worth it to support them on their Bandcamp and get the EP and XP too (in all honesty, I'll always wish for a physical copy... Christmas wish found!). It's a complete and on the spot soundtrack.

Long story short, this game had a huge impact on me as I'm quite sure it has on many others. Intriguing storyline and graphics, smooth gameplay, disappointing ending, stunning soundtrack.
This game has made me question the severity a lot of things in life. There was one day I was at the supermarket and I saw a vagabond roaming around the aisles, so I stopped and thought just for a moment, what if that was me? It was actually another confidence boost to show myself that there is tougher stuff out there that can be overcome, and for that I couldn't be happier. I'll definitely replay this game more than once, because I really want to find all the secrets, and totally suggesting it to anyone who likes themselves a good story, so long as they can forgive the mistakes in its existence. This game has changed me and I'm grateful for that, and I'm really interested in clearing out anything hidden in the game. And who knows, "maybe I could translate the game for free"! Haha. Or probably make a comic about it. With a personally envisioned happy ending to satisfy those who didn't like the one in the game, haha.
Thank you sincerely for this little experience of a game.
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13.4 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:3月2日
Loved the idea and loved the actual game even more. Not your typical RPG. It contains a choice making rich story driven concept, awesome art that pays really close attention to detail, and great gameplay overall. Haven't noticed too many bugs either, which is rare for these kinds of games, definitely nothing game breaking. Even though there isn't really any combat, it's still fun. Even the music is great. Fits really well with the story. Overall I feel it's very immersive and for an RPG Maker game it's well worth the $10 price tag. Highly recommend it.
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10.0 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:1月10日
I lost Rock Paper sissors to a bum.
I broke a girl's heart.
I got a kid killed for a 100 bucks.
I made 4 kids orphans.
I spent 200$ on strippers.
I stole from an old lady.
I bought some drugs.
I worked at the local weed fields.
But I never payed my rent.
10/10-Sterben 2014
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21.6 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:4月2日
Nicely done, Thank you.
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