Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut

Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut takes you on a comically bloody puzzle adventure through horror movie themed stages.  You act as a serial killer, dressed in a wide variety of costumes, such as a clown or the creepiest old lady I’ve ever seen.  The puzzles are based around moving around the level in straight lines to kill everyone, while avoiding obstacles (such as water, fire, and being seen by the police).  Do you have what it takes to go on a killer puzzle rampage?



The Good

The puzzles provide a good challenge to work through.  There are both levels with and without turn limits, and generally, the levels take careful planning to make sure you don’t get stuck in a series of moves you can’t get out of.  There is also a good hint system built in – 25 coins for a basic hint, then 100 coins for the level walkthrough (coins are earned through level completion and mini-games).  Additionally, the block-style artwork worked well for the game, and it simply screamed fun (or maybe those were my victims…).



The Bad

The game does feel repetitive when playing for an extended period of time.  I really enjoyed the game every time I would sit down to play it, but if I played it for too long at once, I would find that the game began to drag.


The Achievements

Slayaway Camp has a list of fifty achievements for a very wide variety of tasks and collectibles.  Many of the achievements will be earned through standard play, as they are related to completing movies and getting kills in certain ways (such as scaring a victim into the water).  A lot of the remaining achievements are focused around collectibles you can buy with in game coins – killers (which may also be unlocked with Killer Kodes) and gorepacks.  The achievement list made it easy to keep coming back to Slayaway Camp and work through as much as possible.



The Verdict

The only aspect of Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut that really hurts it is how repetitive it feels if played for too long in one sitting.  I found that this game is great to play when I have a few minutes to kill at some point during my day.  Overall, I definitely recommend this if you’re looking for a puzzle game to fill some time with.


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