Another Sightby Aethyna Sep 14, 2018 | 1 Votes | 1 Played | 0 Reviews 10 rate Featuring a very Alice-in-the-Wonderland-like vibe to it, Another Sight is a fantastic adventure game that puts you into the shoes of a young lady named Kit, who has a unique gift, and the paws of her lovable ginger companion. Solve puzzles and eventually help her escape from the weird underground world she fell into! Play Now Similar Games Played
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Another Sight is an intriguing, story-driven puzzle/adventure game that has a very Alice-in-the-Wonderland-esque atmosphere and feel to it. In this game, you play as both Kit and her newfound feline companion, switching between them as you attempt to solve puzzles, unlock the next chapter and eventually, help Kit escape from the bizarre underground world she fell into.
The story of the game centers around a young lady named Kit. After a falling out with her father whom she blames for making her mother leave, Kit ran out to the street only to have the ground beneath her feet crumble and collapse. She fell and ended up in the London’s subway tunnels.
However, that’s not the weirdest part of the story. For some reason, she lost her normal sight, making her somewhat blind, and her eyes can somehow see through her eyelids and “see” sounds as colors. Thankfully, she befriended an intelligent subway cat that acts as a guide to help Kit move about.
Kit sets off on her quest to find a way back up to the surface, thinking that everything will return to normal when she does, but fate apparently has other plans for her. She gradually finds herself going deeper and deeper into a pretty fantastic, steampunk-styled underground world where various mysteries from the world’s greatest inventors lay.
Another Sight is an adventure game that can be played entirely on the keyboard; there is no need to use your mouse. Due to this, perhaps, the developers have kind of neglected the fact that they allow players to use the mouse in the menu, prior to entering the game. The mouse controls there aren’t working all that well for me. There seems to be a discrepancy between the actual location of the mouse and its pointer on the screen. That being said, you can easily navigate the menu using the keyboard instead.
The introduction can be a tad bit confusing as well since there is no indication that you are required to click or tap any key to get Kit to stand up after she fell through the ground. If you’re stuck here, simply press any key to get the story going.
Since the game is designed with a 2D layout, you can only move left or right unless there are objects you can interact with such as ladders, which will allow Kit to climb upwards or downwards. To interact with other objects though, you will need to press the E key instead.
As mentioned before, you will be able to control both Kit and the cat alternately. To switch between them, you just need to tap on the Tab key. Interestingly, both characters have slightly different controls. For instance, although both Kit and the cat can jump, the cat is able to switch direction in mid-jump and it can be made to climb up certain obstacles like pipes by simply tapping the Spacebar repeatedly.
Kit lost her normal sight during the fall and the cat is there to help Kit “see”, but Kit isn’t entirely blind though! She can somehow see sounds as colors and from there, you can use sounds to help her navigate the game world. For example, there are times when you’ll need to make the cat meow to better illuminate certain paths for Kit, such as when she needs to make a wider leap. Not only is this a truly ingenious gameplay mechanism, it fits so perfectly well with the overall gameplay. Kudos to the developers for coming up with this!
Coincidentally, Kit is also terrified of rats, which unfortunately are plentiful below ground. The cat can help her scare away the rats, allowing her to move forward and do what needs to be done, be it pulling a lever or pressing a button. Essentially, both the cat and Kit will need to work together if they are to escape from the underground world they somehow stumbled upon.
Aside from finding the console which will allow Kit and the cat to move on to the next stage of the game, you may also find special purplish orbs from time to time. These orbs usually contain either a world description or a character biography so you can better understand the background behind each character and game environment.
There are, unfortunately, some backtracking involved, but personally, I think this is pretty much an unavoidable aspect of almost any adventure game.
Another Sight is a single-player game and as such, you probably can only find the game’s community at forums or its Steam discussion board. Here, players are free to discuss the plot of the story and speculate about the many mysteries the game presented.
Although the visuals are oftentimes a tad bit too dark for my liking, I find the graphics in this game to be incredibly breathtaking, especially once Kit and her companion moved away from the dark and dank sewers and into a fantasy wonderland of sorts. The sound effects (especially the cat sounds) and the ambiance in this game fit particularly well with what’s happening on the screen, giving players a very immersive and engaging experience.
In a nutshell, Another Sight is a brilliant adventure game that not only showcased some pretty unique and innovative game mechanisms, but also a fantastic storyline that will keep you hooked from start to finish. Couple all of that with amazing graphics and realistic sounds, and you’ll get a truly immersive Alice-in-the-Wonderland-like adventure. Interested to give the game a try? You can buy Another Sight on Steam.