Review: Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut (PlayStation Vita)

A killer puzzle game where you control Skullface, a psychotic slasher hell-bent on revenge. Slide this adorably demented murderer around hundreds of isometric puzzle levels to squash, flay, and decapitate hapless victims in this darkly comic homage to 80s horror movies.

Pros:

  • Chunky pixel graphics.
  • 137MB Download size.
  • Touchscreen support.
  • FOV slider.
  • Tile sliding puzzle gameplay. You slide the killer around the level and take out the counselors.
  • Views- Isometric or overhead.
  • Bonus end of the level mini-game.
  • Move counter restricted rooms.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Earn coins from the bonus game.
  • Shop- Use in between movies/levels and buy new kills/skins and weapons.
  • A lot of classic horror movie references.
  • Gore- On/off.
  • Exit portal customization options- Pentagram, skull, kitty, compass, dungeon, magic, heart, happy and spiral.
  • Includes Santas slay DLC.
  • Really easy to play.
  • Can use the face button s instead of the touchscreen.
  • Rewind button or restart.
  • Levels are grouped into movies and you get a skin for each one.
  • Good brain food.

Cons:

  • Not the fastest loading times.
  • Touchscreen seems a bit finicky at times.
  • Not an instant restart.
  • Long initial load.

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessability - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.6/10

Summary

Ok so by now you have probably seen this game or the many other named games of this type on other devices. Having it on Vita should make it one of the definitive version what with network and touchscreen capabilities. Well almost for it does have the touchscreen, Seemed a 50/50 if it would accept my touching (pun intended) and there is no online connection stuff at all like leaderboards or daily quests. In fact, the biggest downer is the loading times, Not only is it the quantity but it is also the length of each one, Its just not what you expect on a handheld. Once you get past this though it is still the great puzzle slider gameplay and fun scenarios and kill screens, It is just a shame its got those long loading times. In short, it is a great brain workout tool but the loading times really hold Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut back.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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