App Apes Verdict
- Graphics - 9/109/10
- Gameplay - 8/108/10
- Replay Value - 8/108/10
Sybil: Castle of Death – Demo provides a unique twist on the tower defense genre of games. It’s a short, but fun and quirky demo that promises to develop into a fantastic full game in time.
Sybil: Castle of Death – Demo provides spooky graphics on a small scale, including four levels to the haunted Sybil castle, changing background skies that go from day to dusk to night, squeaky doors, dark staircases, animated relics of power that need protecting, and a cast of interesting humans. Gas rooms, pendulums, a gear of death, and plenty more traps that have yet to become available in the demo of the game like Needle’s rain and water, provide ample ways to dispose of unwanted guests. Imps can also be placed to attack humans, with other scarier monsters to come. As a final line of defense, players can throw fire balls for a price. Players can also click each enemy to see their names, stress levels in percentages, current status, such as attracted or calm, and personality types such as brave or curious. Sybil: Castle of Death – Demo adds some humorous motives for the humans to make their way through the halls of the haunted mansion/castle, such as a honeymoon and curiosity. If the group of mortals makes it to Sybil’s ritual room it’s game over, in which stopping them is more of a challenge than it sounds with limited resources in which to do so. Plus the humans will also feel an uncontrollable urge to smash relics and doing so will have different detriment effects on the players, such as destroying all remaining traps.
There is a good amount of strategy in just the demo of Sybil: Castle of Death, and players will feel accomplished surviving the three available waves of enemies. The main issue with the demo is that it feels excessively slow at times. Once the relics, traps, and summons are place and the player pushes start the human enemies move very slowly. It is broken up by humorous dialogue, but an option to fast forward would benefit the game. There may be significant interest in the game pursuing a kick-starter campaign, but even without, the game is sure to be a success once complete. Overall, it’s a great demo, that with more content and a few tweaks, could near perfection.
Sybil: Castle of Death is a horror themed strategy-tower defense game with a unique twist on the usual tower defense formula. What is the unique element? Each enemy wave will have their story! In this game your job is to protect the room with Sybil’s coffin,you have to kill all enemies before they reach the ritual room,and you can achieve this by setting traps,casting magic,and summoning monster. You will win the wave if you killed all enemies that entered your castle,and it’s game over if they reach the coffin room. Sybil’s castle will be the place of many horror and dead! Play this horror themed strategy-tower defense game now!
- 20 levels
- 33 types of enemies
- More than 90 enemy spritesets
- 10 traps
- 5 Types of magic
- 6 monsters
- Plus many upgrade features