Unholy Heights is a tower defense/housing simulation single player game available on PC through Steam. Have you ever wanted to be the devil? Do you like tower defense games? What about housing simulation games? If you answered yes to all three questions then this indie game will be your new addiction.
At first glance, the game seems simple. You start off with four rooms that you can rent out to various kinds of monsters. Each monster has different stats and abilities. They even have different kinds of jobs that limit how much rent they can pay you. There is a ‘quest’ board that sends various enemies to your apartment that tests the mettle of your tenants. Things become more complicated as you realize that certain monsters are weak/strong against different enemies. What kind of tenants should you have? This monster has good stats but he’s only a janitor, can he afford to pay me rent? Should I have melee or long-range monsters living in my rooms? These are questions you will begin to ask yourself and soon enough, you fall into a rhythm micro managing the lives of monsters. The devil, indeed.
The housing simulation goes even deeper because you have to customize the rooms of each tenant to suit their needs. If a monster falls in love, then another monster of the same kind will move in and will eventually have a baby monster.
You will have to make sure that there is a child’s toy to keep the baby happy. For instance, Succubus require air conditioning. If you love having succubus for their long-range DPS then you better cough up 400g per AC/room.
As your apartment grows, so does the difficulty of the enemies. In the beginning, a ‘legendary monster’ will come visit this is the final boss. In my naivety, I thought I could take it on with my three chicks and squishy elemental. He KO’d all my tenants and proceeded to go to the ‘devil’s room’ to cause mischief. Don’t make the same mistake I did, hide your tenants in their rooms and lock the door!
I wiped my tenants a lot in the beginning when I didn’t know how to balance housing simulation and tower defense. I became quite frustrated at my inability complete quests. Life was difficult for these monsters. They died a lot, but the more I played, the more addicted I became.
This is a fantastic game with many instantly gratifying moments with many entertaining hours of fun.
- Difficulty: Medium
- Gameplay Score: 4/5
- Graphics Score: 3/5
- Music: 3/5
Do play and let me know what you think Senpai~