A City Sleeps for PC
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A City Sleeps

Oct 16, 2014
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About this game

Developer: Harmonix
Content Rating: N/A

Summary

A City Sleeps follows Poe, the youngest member of The Silk, an ancient clan of dream exorcists that can enter the minds of sleeping hosts to rid their dreams of demons. When the residents of SanLo fall into an endless slumber, only Poe can rescue them from a never-ending nightmare. Equipped with her legendary Koto-sword “Heartstrings”, and flanked by her stable of powerful ghost familiars, she must cleanse their dreams, and uncover the city’s dark secrets.

Driven by an unforgettable original soundtrack that builds through player actions and enemy engagement, A City Sleeps infuses classic twin-stick hardcore shoot ‘em up sensibilities with moment-to-moment tactical choices.

System Requirements

Minimum

  • OS: Windows 7 / 8
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 3.00GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon 2400
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Additional Notes: Controller strongly recommended!

Critic Reviews

7 Reviews
6.49
Bryan VoreOct 16, 2014
The game is clearly made to challenge hardcore players, but there's not a lot to keep casual or mid-level players coming back. ...This appears to be a deliberate choice to offer meaningful rewards once you finally conquer a new difficulty, but it feels more like a punishment for players who are never going to get anywhere in Nightmare mode or the even more daunting Nightmare Cursed. A City Sleeps is an intriguing take on shoot ‘em ups, but the limited content and out of reach powers keep it from reaching its potential.
Philip KollarOct 17, 2014
I'm not one to complain about games being too short very often, but A City Sleeps doesn't allow itself enough breathing room to fully explore its own central concept. I would have loved more dreams to explore, more bosses to fight, more challenges that required playing smarter with the ghosts I brought into battle. The core mechanic of music dictating the rate of fire is just frustrating enough that I can't see myself sticking to the leaderboards, and there's nothing else to keep me invested.
Steven WongOct 20, 2014
Even when the game started to feel practically unbeatable, the music kept me coming back for more. The graphics, though minimal, are also great to look at and has a lot of personality to it. Overall, the game is one that can be hard to play and hard to return to, but it's also hard to put down once you do.

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