[PlayStation 4] Alveole Review
Alveole from Sometimes You, Emil Ismaylov, and Dennis Petrov is a minimalist black and white puzzle game on PlayStation 4. Check out our Alveole review!
Alveole from Sometimes You, Emil Ismaylov, and Dennis Petrov is a minimalist black and white puzzle game on PlayStation 4. It’s a hard game to describe since you’re playing as a small humanoid figure inside of what can best be described as a hamster wheel of sorts. Your objective? To understand how to run and to learn why you do this. It’s a short, experimental type of project that is certainly unlike anything else on PlayStation 4.
You will start to run by pressing the X button, and pressing it again will allow you to jump. There will be some obstacles that start to pop up inside of the hamster wheel, and you must, therefore, use the X button to jump over them in order to avoid them… or should you? There are eighteen different “endings” to get for Alveole, with each one not taking more than a minute or so to unlock, as long as you know what needs to be done!
Without spoiling things too much, allow me to describe the Detective “ending,” for which you’re going to get the Detective Photo Card. As I just mentioned, pressing the X button will make your character start to run, and pressing it again will make it jump. But what if… you pressed every other button except the X button? Then you’re going to make the Detective Photo Card pop, thanks to your inquisitive mind!
As expected, each of the different endings you can get will be tied to a trophy, so you’ll need to get all 16 endings, and, therefore, all 16 Photo Cards, before you can add a new Platinum trophy to your collection. Telling you how to get the other 15 Photo Cards would spoil the experience for you, so I’ll refrain from even mentioning their names in here. Just know that the 16 trophies for Alveole are split into 7 Silver trophies and 9 Gold trophies that must be obtained before you can add a new shiny Platinum trophy to your count.
Alveole sets out to be a black and white minimalist puzzle experience, and it certainly manages to do that on PlayStation 4. Since the game won’t offer that many clues as to what you need to do, you’re forced to try everything you can to reach each of the 16 endings as you run, run, run inside of the hamster wheel. Alveole is out on PlayStation 4 with a budget $4.99 asking price.
This Alveole review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Sometimes You.