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A City Sleeps

Rating Summary

Based on 9 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

64

Top Critic Average

33%

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General Information

Available on:PCOct 16, 2014

Developer: Harmonix Music Systems

Genres: Arcade, Action

From Harmonix, the creators of Rock Band and Amplitude, comes a fresh new approach to the traditional shoot 'em up! All the action in A City Sleeps is driven by an entrancing experimental hip hop / electronic soundtrack, with no beatmatch required. The game's Idol System also introduces a tactical layer on top of proven shmup gameplay to accommodate a range of play styles.

A City Sleeps Critic Reviews

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The interesting design is hurt by too much repetition combined with new abilities roped off for elite schmup players only

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A City Sleeps is a great looking shooter with compelling mechanics, but it suffers under the weight of its ambitions and prohibitive difficulty.

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A City Sleeps has too little content and a frustrating main conceit

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A City Sleeps feels like a half-made game. Perhaps if they had a little more time or budget to add a few more Dreams, and even out the experience for players of all skill levels, it might have been something special. As it is, A City Sleeps is strictly for hardcore shoot-'em-up fans and people who are intensely curious about the future of rhythm games (an interesting Venn diagram for sure).

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