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  • Summary: A City Sleeps follows Poe, 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 withA City Sleeps follows Poe, 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.
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  • Developer: Harmonix Music Systems
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Scrolling, Shoot-'Em-Up, Vertical, Horizontal
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Oct 16, 2014
    80
    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.
  2. Oct 20, 2014
    70
    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.
  3. Oct 16, 2014
    60
    As a shoot-'em-up, though, A City Sleeps feels half-baked. The foundation is solid, but since it only includes three levels, it has to ramp up its difficulty too quickly, and it becomes overwhelming and frustrating as a result. With a more measured approach to difficulty and more levels to give players time to acclimate to its mechanical quirks and control issues, A City Sleeps could be exceptional.
  4. Oct 17, 2014
    60
    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.
  5. Dec 12, 2014
    60
    A City Sleeps is a better experiment than it is a game for dedicated fans of rhythm games and shoot-'em-ups.
  6. Nov 3, 2014
    55
    I’ve never been so bored with a shooter before.
  7. CD-Action
    Mar 17, 2015
    40
    I could go on for ages pointing out this game’s shortcomings, but what’s the point? It’s a fairly competent shmup, but so underdeveloped, that it’s not worth your time. [03/2014, p.81]

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