On the coattails of highly successful puzzle-platformer titles such as Super Meat Boy, Braid and VVVVVV comes the Adventures of Shuggy. This puzzler pits you as a young vampire who has just inherited his grandfather's problem riddled mansion and it is up to you to fix it.
The graphics of this game seem reasonably polished although there is not much that's animated besides the main character.
Unlike VVVVV with a driving soundtrack that kept you playing, the music feels like a bland set of fill tracks that do little for the ears.
I'd like a brief description of the gameplay but I can't get more specific than saying it's a puzzle-platformer because I feel this game suffers from the ADHD of gameplay. There are a lot of mechanics in this game, I mean a lot, and they vary per level and there doesn't seem to be much of a logical progression. More doesn't always mean better and in my opinion this game would be better if it focused on a limited number of mechanics and developed them better. The vast amount of mechanics in this game made the experience feel disjointed. It didn't seem like the levels were too carefully designed as many of them were unsatisfying and some even boring.
In a level in the third area I found an obvious bug that was very easily reproducable. This bug ended my time with this game.
This game does feature controller support and local coop with levels especially designed for two players.
If you are a huge fan of these types of games, and you've exhausted all your other options, you may derive some amusement from this. Otherwise I would not recommend getting this game