Always Sometimes Monsters launch trailer teases love, loss and adult behaviour

What happened to our pixels? They used to be innocent and carefree; playing cheerfully amid the parallax landscapes of simple geometry. And yes, occasionally they'd have to fireball a reptile or bash in a robot bee, but that was a small price to pay. Now look at them, cavorting, pining, and huffing god knows what from a rudimentary bong. Always Sometimes Monsters is corrupting our pixels! Ban this sick launch trailer, etc.

Always Sometimes Monsters bills itself as a story of "life, love, and the things we will go through to find happiness in both".

"Out of money and out of luck you find yourself broken hearted 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."

Which sounds like it continues a trend set with Gone Home—taking well-trodden genre stories and using the medium of games to find new ways to tell them.

Always Sometimes Monsters is out now .

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.