Hasslevania: The Quest For Shuteye PC

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  1. May 17, 2014
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    Hasslevania: The Quest For Shuteye is a "Metroidvania" stylized platforming game for the computer. Released in 2007, the developer has gone onHasslevania: The Quest For Shuteye is a "Metroidvania" stylized platforming game for the computer. Released in 2007, the developer has gone on to do a few other things.

    The basic idea is, you move into a house and your neighbor Count Dracula is being way too noisy, you've tried calling the cops several times but 911 is busy, so you decide to go over there and take it upon yourself to shut them up.

    The game takes game elements from classic and traditional games such as Metroid, Castlevania and other classic reto games that involve elements of exploration, action, platforming and puzzles. The biggest difference between those classic games and Hasslevania is that they did it well.

    Unlike other such classics, Hasslevania doesn't really reward you with upgrades you just find laying around. A vast majority of the system relies on grinding for keys to access parts of the castle and grinding money so you can afford upgrades.

    People insist if you can force your way through the game's harsh beginning, what is left is a fantastic game, but I just don't see it. The very basis of the game mechanics are left almost completely random. You'll often find yourself wasting far too much time grinding on candles for money or keys to be able to actually get anywhere or see anything.

    The physics and controls in the game itself are so terrible it often lends to constant untimely death. And transitions between screens is just as bad. Without some sort of mechanic that allows you to see whats under your character, you'll often find yourself taking leaps of faith for no good reason besides the fact the developers weren't thinking properly.

    The game does tend to have a sense of humor, no matter how low brow it may be at times. There was a few times the game made me chuckle. In the end, Hasslevania is too much of a hassle to actually deal with it, it could have been a halfway decent game, but there's a reason why this game is FREE.
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