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Wailing Heights

Rating Summary

Based on 8 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

75%

Critics Recommend

Based on 8 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCApr 27, 2016

Developer: Outsider Games

Genre: Adventure

A coffin-rocking, body-hopping, musical adventure game, set in a horrific hamlet of monsters. Set in a peaceful, blood-curdling village blessed with gorgeous panoramic mountaintop views and the blissful stench of rotting corpses, Wailing Heights is home to the likes of vegan werewolves, hipster vampires, soulful zombies and all manner of well-adjusted supernatural taxpaying home-owners.
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I thought the game looked kind of silly and fun when I first saw it, but I honestly didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did. Sure, it was frustrating at times as I ran around the town with each character trying to trigger the one specific thing I needed to do to advance the story, and yeah there are some minor bugs that cause your characters to freeze or disappear behind some level architecture. But after the game was over, I had forgotten most of my previous complaints and found that I had legitimately enjoyed playing it. This has somehow become one of my favorite games, and I couldn't be happier about that.

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Despite having a few drawbacks in terms of gameplay, story direction, and in-game frustration, Wailing Heights manages to provide players with a uniquely fun experience.

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Wailing Heights' presentation is perfectly in-tune, but its gameplay is out of time. While it neatly repurposes some old point-and-click tropes, it doesn't quite have enough quality to match the ambition of the classics it's so clearly inspired by. There are some laugh out loud moments and some real ear-worm audio, but it's not quite enough to demand front-row seats for The Deadbeats' reunion tour.

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Tracey
9 / 10
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I highly recommend that you get Wailing Heights. The amount of enjoyment that you will get from the game is more than worth its asking price. The excellent art style, funky gameplay mechanics, the great soundtrack, everything is just great in this game! The game has 11 trophies in total, which means it's a pure Gold trophy list with a Platinum trophy for you! I had a blast playing this one, and I hope that we get a sequel!

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