Tuesday Night Indie Spotlight #72: Serial Cleaner | PlayStation 4 Gameplay
Tuesday Night is indie night! While we normally only feature one under-the-radar gem for your viewing pleasure, this week is extra special because we featured back-to-back indies! In the first video of our double-header, we played iFun4All's grizzly, but totally rad, Serial Cleaner. I (@TheDude1979) took the reins in this episode as I made my way through multiple levels cleaning up blood, collecting evidence, and disposing of bodies in various ways.
Going into the Spotlight, the little bit I did know about Serial Cleaner had piqued my interest quite a bit. You play as Bob Leaner, a cleaner-for-hire who's job is to take on contracts from ominous clients who pay you to sneak into active crime scenes and gather physical evidence, clean up blood, and dispose of any bodies while avoiding the police. Think of "The Wolf" from the movie Pulp Fiction, only Bob's approach is far more crude. The concept may be simple, but as the saying goes, it's much easier said than done. Making your way through each level is no simple task, especially with multiple police officers plodding around the map, because these cops will beat you immediately should they catch you. Thankfully, there are many ways to avoid this, whether it's hiding in various places, moving select objects to change up the map layout, or using devices such as radios to distract them. I did have one gripe with the officers, and that's how they stop looking for you even if they see you jump into a hiding spot. For as good as the cops are at not sticking to the same movement pattern and giving a good chase when they do spot you, it kind of feels cheap to hide in a bush when they are right on top of you, only to have them call of the search GTA-style. Early on, the levels are fairly easy, but by the 10th contract, the game amped up the difficulty considerably and it became a much more intense and, ultimately, exciting experience. Complementing the game brilliantly is a rad 70's era aesthetic and an absolutely incredible soundtrack that you'll be tapping your foot to and humming along with throughout. Serial Cleaner is available now on Playstation 4 and PC for $14.99 ($11.99 for PS Plus members), and it will be out Friday, June 14th on Xbox One. There is also a Game + Soundtrack bundle on PS4 for $19.99.
We streamed Serial Cleaner on PlayStation 4 using a digital code provided to us by our good friends at ViM Global