Halloween may be over, but this whole week, and the rest of the year for that matter, is a great time to play the Netflix game Slayaway Camp 2: Netflix & Kill. The subtitle is brilliant and also says something about what you can expect from the game: a lot of humor.
Slayaway Camp 2: Netflix & Kill
That humor is especially noticeable when you look at the themes of the game: it’s horror, it’s an ode to horror from the 80s and it features enemies that go by names like Killer Fridge and Demon Doll. In short, Slayaway Camp 2 doesn’t take itself too seriously and that makes it a charming horror game. Plus, the gameplay itself is also very entertaining.
The idea is that you maneuver through puzzles consisting of blocks and in which you have to create as many victims as possible in a creative, strategic manner. My recommendation is also to have the sound on when playing, because the wonderful SPLAT! sounds and other audio support certainly contribute to how funny the game is. We knew that from the first part, but then everything was a bit more blocky and now it looks just a bit more funny, partly thanks to the terrified victims, who sometimes sit wide-eyed at what is about to happen to them.
Mummies, skulls and a Yeti
While puzzling you can discover secret places and collect special weapons. This way the game remains fresh and surprising. You can unlock more and more new genres and settings, plus get more slayers and that’s who you play with, so that’s extra fun to watch and play with. Mummies, a kind of Punisher-like dude, a Yeti: they are all cartoonish and small: it is up to you to ensure that they become great in the victims they make.
The developers have created a good collection of different levels and it will take you quite some time to play through the game. The fact that there is something in it to collect and that it is also a throwback to 80’s horror makes it even more worthwhile to do your best and search everywhere and take everything that is collectible. The game may seem very busy in the trailer in this article, but it’s not a game where everything comes at you in a huge way: you can play this for a good time at your own leisure, and that makes a difference.
^This is the first game of this franchise: Slayaway Camp: Butcher; sCut
Something different again
The nice thing about this game is that it’s a different genre than a lot of things we’ve seen before on Netflix Games. This way you have a few games every month that are completely different and that you can just play without spending too much time on them. Moreover, Netflix also shows that it is developing along with the rest of the world: it is now Halloween, so you want to play a game with this theme. And then also a game that makes you laugh.