Unholy Heights is an ironic combination of tower defense games and apartment management. Your character is the devil who now runs an apartment building for monsters, and time after time blocks the attacks by sudden interlopers. Download Unholy Heights for PlayStation 4 or PS Vita and see what this setting can bring!
This game is not about visuals at all (and its release for PS Vita is the proof). It’s a plain 2D representation so conventional in housing simulators and made a bit unusually for tower defense. On the contrary, texts are very important, because they bring you hints on how to make your apartments more attractive and get yourself more tenants. But who promised you an eye-candy? The developers are hanging around with the devil, don’t trust themJ.
The hybrid of two quite different genres is, in fact, quite logical. The devil now runs the building with lots of apartments for rent. But the tenants, usually monsters of various sorts (chimerae, elementals, demi-humans and so on), don’t know yet that the building is frequently attacked by robbers. And they will be the force to protect themselves.
So, there are two elements in the game. First you make the attractive apartments, then you wake up the inhabitants with a call to arms. This army is here to stop the invaders; otherwise they enter, deprive you of some money you have collected, and leave to return later.
The game plays with the cliché that the devil never loses. Well, your character cannot die, and the worst thing is just being robbed. Still it impacts your progress, and to avoid losing pace you need to build your protection well.
There isn’t much to learn, as Tower Defense games are usually simple, and housing simulators are still simpler. That helps, because strategy games didn’t generally make it to consoles because of control incompatibility. As for this one, prompting you to select certain objects rather than areas, or choosing your response in a dialog, it’s quite okay.
Replay Value (4/5)
Like most tower defense games, this one features constantly increasing gameplay. Let alone its housing element, with constant upgrades and development. Hope you won’t have to replay it from scratch, because it’s little fun when you have seen it at higher levels.
The Bottom Line
Unholy Heights is a strategy that combines various genres and makes you think different (no hint). It’s not as spectacular and requires reading and calculating as well as responding quickly. Besides that, you may find it unpleasant to impersonate the devil. If you don’t mind it, though, you’ll enjoy one of the most defying strategies available.
Unholy Heights is one of the most interesting strategies, though its aesthetics may turn some away. Download Unholy Heights and try yourself in a most unexpected role!
- Graphics 3
- Gameplay 5
- Controls 4
- Replay Value 4
Strategical thinking required.
Easy controls for a strategy on a console.
The genre combination is rather exotic.
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