Anti-Cast is a very promising third person narrative driven adventure that’s a little reminiscent of the TellTale adventures (The Walking Dead, Fables, etc.) but with more challenging puzzles and a dark anime-style story full of surreal twists and surprises.
In Anti-Cast you take on the role of a normal high school student called Leon who slips into a strange alternate world filled with twisted creatures and a mysterious girl who you must rescue. The Pre-Alpha Demo build offers around 20 minutes of gameplay and really impresses with its stylish visuals, intriguing narrative with surreal twists that make it feel like you’re playing through an interactive Anime cartoon.
Some of the gameplay in Anti-Cast feels fondly reminiscent of the TellTale games, with branching dialogue trees, puzzles and a focus on narrative. The surreal Anime-like atmosphere makes the whole thing feel very fresh though, and if the main puzzle in the demo is anything to go by then it’s going to be a satisfyingly cerebral experience too. Roll on 2017, we can’t wait to delve deeper into this beautiful nightmare.