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Posts tagged “Vagabond Dog”

Sometimes Always Monsters, Sometimes, Always Always Sometimes Monsters – Sometimes, Monsters

2014's Always Sometimes Monsters is a curious RPG, about an author crossing the USA to break up a wedding after being kicked out their apartment, with plenty of unpleasant decisions, prejudice, and hardship along the way. Ben's Wot I Think called it "brilliant but flawed." Now developers Vagabond Dog are showing off more of their sequel named Sometimes Always Monsters [official site], which surely won't…

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Games Journo Sim: Always Sometimes Monsters Demo

"Brilliant but flawed" is how Ben described Always Sometimes Monsters, an RPG which sprawls and branches and reacts in squillions of ways depending on who and how you play. You're a struggling writer making one desperate lunge at life, out of money, kicked out your apartment, and pining for a lost love. It's perhaps a hard sell, so last week developers Vagabond Dog released a…

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Feature: Not all monsters

Always Sometimes Monsters review

If you’re bored of your own listless existence, Always Sometimes Monsters aims to offer an alternative. Starring a character of your choosing who is down on their luck, broke, homeless and love-lost, it’s about their quest to get their flat back, cross country for their ex’s wedding and preferably become rich and famous on the way. Naturally, I ended up a homeless loser who can’t…

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Life Simulator 2014: Always Sometimes Monsters Released

We're directionless in life. Lost, drifting from day to day, doing the same thing over and over, not really working towards any clear goal. Why oh why would I want to play a 'real-life' RPG when every day is grinding misery? Oh! But Always Sometimes Monsters actually has a clear goal, to somehow get across the United States within 30 days to break up the…

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Real-Life Playing Game: Always Sometimes Monsters

There's a fantastical element to the majority of games that the medium steadfastly refuses to differ from. It's not an issue in itself, of course, but the lack of variety is always something we should battle against. Here, then, comes the newly announced Always Sometimes Monsters from Vagabond Dog, a game about an ordinary human being whose life happens to have taken a turn for…

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