Cheap and Dirty Gamer: Don’t Shut Your Eyes During Deep Sleep
It’s that time of the year again, a time for tricks, treats and horror themed adventure games. Because Halloween is way more popular in the states than it is here in Germany, I have to make due with developing my own festivities and that usually begins with the games I play. To celebrate the start of a wonderful holiday season, today’s entry into the Cheap and Dirty archives is a short but sweet little ditty called Deep Sleep, a game that might prevent you from ever achieving its namesake. Warning. Potential Spoilers Ahead
You begin Deep Sleep not unlike you do in many games of similar ilk, that is you aren’t really sure what’s going on and before you know it, all hell breaks loose. Because your protagonist is either super brave or super naive, you venture forth into the unknown, picking up items and solving puzzles along the way. Being a veteran of this sort of game, I figured things weren’t going to be all that easy and prepared my bladder for unplanned expulsions.
I managed to make it to the end of the game, but I still wasn’t exactly sure what had happened outside of the fact that I was apparently stuck in a nightmare or something. Also, other people had apparently struggled with nightmares as well and when they woke up they did some very bad things (and I don’t mean snagging extra cookies). It didn’t matter, I rarely know what’s happening in real life so I don’t expect such things from my games.
It’s a super simple game, but I loved the vibe I got and despite the graphics having that retro feel, it was still a pretty creepy experience. The music is still bouncing around in my head, though I’m not quite sure whether that’s a good or bad thing. I anticipate having some nutty dreams tonight but hopefully I wake up the same morally righteous guy I went to bed as. I guess we’ll find out tomorrow.
As an added bonus, I spliced together a couple of fun little tidbits from my time with the game. Click the video below for some Cheap and Dirty Leftovers; they’re like DVD extras except not as interesting! Intended for Mature Audiences:
Cheap and Dirty Gamer – Being cheap used to be an insult, but with the economy in the dumps it’s now a survival skill. Being dirty also used to be an insult, but that changed after Christina Aguilera’s song came out. Not all gamers have the funds to play full priced games, but that doesn’t mean that gaming quality has to suffer. There are good free and cheap games everywhere, games specifically made for the sexy survivors among us.