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Albert and Otto: The Adventure Begins – Quick Game Review

Albert and Otto: The Adventure Begins – Quick Game Review
Albert and Otto: The Adventure Begins (PC [Reviewed])
Developer: KBros Games
Publisher: KBros Games

Albert and Otto: The Adventure Begins is a dark puzzle platformer that reminds me of Limbo with it’s graphics style, and linear story line.

You play as Albert. You are armed with a gun, and a stuffed rabbit, named Otto. While Otto is on you, you have special abilities like levitate, double jump, and a shock. You can also place Otto down, and use the abilities remotely to help solve your way through the levels. Both Albert and Otto must survive and stay together to progress.

Pros:
  • good puzzle aspects with having to place and use Otto’s abilities
  • the background music and sound effects were enjoyable and fit well with the atmosphere of the game
  • keybindings and resolution options are available in pre-launch menu, as well as controller support
  • the colour style with black and white, with the red splashes works really well, both simple and elegant
  • monsters and boss fights bring extra excitement and challenges to the game
Cons:
  • the story was told through child’s drawings, and it wasn’t as clear as it could have been (some animation would have been more effective)
  • physics sometimes makes objects you’re levitating bounce around too much, and then go flying
  • lots of deaths if you aren’t good at timing your moves (especially on boss fights)
Conclusion:

I prefer the puzzle aspects over the timing platformer type of gameplay, but it was still an enjoyable game, and a great start to the series. I died quite a bit on a few levels, so the game took me about 3 hours to complete, but I can’t see replaying it unless you want achievements. I will definitely pick up, and play the next game in the series when it becomes available.

Rating:

77