Sleep Tight

Sleep Tight Review

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Available On: PC, Switch

Sleep Tight presents the classic monster-in-the-closet tale and transforms it into a kid-themed tower defense game, married with the gun-play of a twin-stick shooter. Both aspects are decently executed if a bit shallow, and the theme of defending your bedroom against an onslaught of Pixar-friendly monsters is a fun one.

Yet Sleep Tight lacks the mechanical depth of other tower defense games, and surviving against the hordes is more of an exercise in quantity over quality.

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With No Man’s Sky NEXT, Hello Games Pledges Free, Weekly Content

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No Man’s Sky has been updated this week with its fourth major content update. Dubbed No Man’s Sky NEXT, it finally, officially adds multiplayer support, as well as the ability to play in third-person. The update is free to existing PC and PlayStation 4 owners, and No Man’s Sky is also now available on Xbox One.

With the release of No Man’s Sky NEXT, indie developer Hello Games is pledging to become more involved with the community. This will be reflected in the new website, the Galactic Atlas. More importantly, they are pledging to provide “weekly content and community events.”

Sean Murray, No Man’s Sky lead designer and co-founder at Hello Games, admitted to making mistakes when it came to communication surrounding the game’s initial launch back in 2016.

“Whilst I couldn’t be prouder of the team, I personally made mistakes,” writes Murray. “I could talk all day about things I personally would change. Certainly one regret is that the intensity and drama of launch left no room for communication with the community.”

The hype surrounding the game reached a fever pitch, even as many consumers and critics were confused about No Man’s Sky’s gameplay and features, especially multiplayer. Murray himself was harassed and sent death threats. The small indie team went radio silent following the game’s launch, leading to more confusion and drama.

Yet over the years the game has been clawing its way back. Hello Games has released three large content updates: Foundation, Pathfinder, and Atlas Rises, each adding significant features such as vehicles, base-building, and huge chunks of story content.

No Man’s Sky NEXT is the latest free content update, with real multiplayer being a hugely requested feature. Is it too little too late, or admirable that the developers continue to produce free, quality updates? No matter where you land, Hello Games has committed to supporting No Man’s Sky.

The first season of weekly content is coming soon. No Man’s Sky NEXT is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It’s rated T for Teen.

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Teen Titans Go Figure! Now Available on Mobile

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Teen Titans Go Figure! is the new mobile game based on the Teen Titans Go! cartoon, and it’s available now on iOS and Android mobile devices and tablets ($3.99). It’s a sequel to the well-received mobile game Teeny Titans and inspired by the upcoming feature film, Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, by Warner Bros. Animation, arriving July 27.

Teen Titans Go Figure! lets you play as Robin, Raven, Cyborg, Starfire or Beast Boy as they collect heroes and battle villains across Metropolis, Gotham City, Arkham Asylum, and other famous sites in the DC Universe. It features nearly 100 3D stylized figures to collect, battle with, and level up, including Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. With that many heroes there’s also some not-so-famous names like, uh, Space Cabbie and Condiment King.

The battle system is 3v3, and you’ll need to know which heroes to switch in and out at the right time, not unlike Pokémon, and very similar to Teeny Titans.

In app purchases exist to provide random goody bags of loot (yep, loot boxes), as well as customizable options for your figures, like Repaint Tokens.

Teen Titans Go Figure! is developed and published by Cartoon Network (licensed by Warner Bros.) and rated E10+. Teen Titans Go! to the Movies is the first feature film based on the rebooted Teen Titans Go! cartoon series. It stars Will Arnett and Kristen Bell, and arrives in theaters July 27. It’s rated PG.