Sleep Tight is a twin-stick shooter, base-builder hybrid title developed and published by We Are Fuzzy. The game is now available on Steam and thus, I am lucky enough to lay my hands and eyes on this title, and share my first impressions with you.
Before anything else, I must say that Sleep Tight provides a very nostalgic feeling if you enjoyed pillow forts while you were a kid. Well, I still enjoy them and this is why I liked Sleep Tight at first glance. The game is an invitation for you to go back to your childhood and fight the scary monsters. But this time, we are stronger.
Build that pillow fort.
Most of us have been there. How many times did you ask your parents to check under the bed or inside the closet before they turn the lights off? The idea of having something scary under my bed still haunts me when I have too much creepy pasta. But again, Sleep Tight is not a scary game. During your gameplay, you are a brave kid with various ideas to fight against the monsters and survive the night.
It is all about surviving the night. You need to go there, kill them, collect the stars and get ready for the upcoming night. And when I say get ready, I mean it. You need to do lots of things during the day if you want to survive more than one night.
With the stars you’ve collected, you can unlock new guns, pillow forts, turrets and even more characters. Along with that, you need to do research and learn about new guns and ways to protect yourself. After completing the research and learning about a weapon, you can go ahead and put it in your room if you have enough stars and days. When the sun goes down, you need to be ready and your gun need to be filled with ammo.
Grab that dart gun.
When it is dark, hordes of monsters will attack you and they will come directly to you if you don’t have anything between you and them. Forts and other defense mechanisms will stop them for a while but monsters will damage them heavily if you are not there to stop them.
There are 12 available characters and you will unlock them completing through challenges and tasks. Each character has their own perks and skills and this way, developers achieved to keep the gameplay fresh.
When it starts to rain monsters, everything happen will really fast. You will find yourselves stuck in a very small area which clearly looks bigger under the daylight. While they are many monsters to run from and shoot, you will find this space of yours very small and this is the thing what makes your gameplay hard. You will find yourselves cornered often, even though there are turrets and walls to keep the monsters away.
The thing you need to do is to stand your small ground and shoot the monsters until the sun rises. During the combat, you will not have time to refill your gun, place turrets or even change the gun. So whatever you must do, you need to do it after the wave ends.
Try to survive one more night!
Sleep Tight gets enjoyable after some time if you are into defense games and if you are not a rage quitter since when you die, you will start from the very beginning. To be honest, it gets weary after a while but if you stand your ground and reach level 25 or higher, you may experience one of the most enjoyable gameplays of your life.
The other downer is that defenses can not be moved after you place them. So, if you make a little mistake, it may end your gameplay. You need to think it through and replace your walls and turrets wisely while you can. Your strategy can not be changed or altered.
Overall, I enjoyed Sleep Tight at full and loved the nostalgic feeling it provides with pillow forts and toy blasters. I am not a fan of one map, same enemies and fixed forts and turrets and I believe that I would enjoy Sleep Tight in co-op more, but if you are into tower defense, Sleep Tight offers a very different environment and enjoyable gameplay. The game is now available on Steam and if you like what you read, you can visit here.
Sleep Tight was reviewed using a Steam key provided by the publisher.
- Creative gameplay
- Charming art style
- The nostalgic feeling
- Various characters
- One map
- Enemy variety
- Can not replace defences
- No co-op