Tuesday Night Indie Spotlight #97: Albert & Otto | PS4 Gameplay

Tuesday Night Indie Spotlight #97: Albert & Otto | PS4 Gameplay

Tuesday night is indie night! This week, Brent (@TheDude1979) joined me (@piccolo930) in the chat as I fired up developer KBros Games' side-scrolling, Playdead-influenced puzzler, Albert & Otto.

I've really enjoyed my time with Albert & Otto so far. If you're a fan of the Limbo or Inside-style of game that Playdead is known for, you'll probably like what developer KBros Games has to offer here. Albert & Otto is very clearly influenced by Playdead's seminal titles, which is not a bad thing at all; there are far worse games to draw inspiration from. While not as visually striking as Limbo or InsideAlbert & Otto still sports a nifty monochrome, silhouette aesthetic of its own that is immediately appealing. It highlights the grays and whites more so than the heavy blacks of Limbo or Inside, and that gives the game its own unique spin on the dark, shadowy graphical style that Playdead does so well. Puzzle-wise, the game starts out modest enough, but the difficulty quickly ramps up when encountering the first boss. The puzzles are clever and thought-provoking throughout the game's first hour and, if this keeps up, Albert & Otto is sure to be a brain-busting experience worth finishing. While there is not much story to speak of yet -- environmental, non-verbal storytelling is at the heart of Albert & Otto -- puzzle solving is always paramount in a game of this ilk and, even then, I still find myself intrigued by the game's old German setting. Add in an ambient soundtrack that fits perfectly with the mood of the game, and you've got a title that leaves a great first impression. Looking forward to diving in further! If you've yet to check out Albert & Otto for yourself, take a look at the video above and see what it's all about! 

If you have played Albert & Otto, let us know what you think about it in the comments below, and be sure to watch the Tuesday Night Indie Spotlight live, every Tuesday at 10pm EST on our YouTube channel!

Special thanks to publisher Digerati Distribution & Marketing for suppling us with a digital copy of Albert & Otto to stream on the show. Albert & Otto is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC!

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