This game is somewhat of a hidden gem. It is a dark atmospheric game with gorgeous art and great sound. Even though the story is not explicitly told, its fairly easy to see what is going on, and its pretty fucked up!Fans of horror and/or the game "Inside" should certainly give this one a look. Took me about 3.5 hours to complete.
Little Nightmares has been on my “to-play” list since I first saw it on Pewdiepie and am glad to finally have experienced it myself. It is a beautifully designed and thrilling adventure that revolves around your small size and vulnerability. Very few games allow you to play as the prey, and Little Nightmares does it very well. Played with PlayStation 4 controllerPositive:The game does a great job of making you feel small and weak. You are forced to hide, run from cover to cover, and sneak through tiny crevices while tall, ugly, and disfigured creatures hunt you down and remind you of how vulnerable you really are. However, with every subsequent challenge you overcome, it becomes clearer that your tiny size is both your biggest weakness and greatest strength.Little Nightmares excels at building up the atmosphere and keeping the game thrilling from beginning to end. Every chapter puts you on a new area of the ship, each one being creepier than the last. Instead of focusing on jump scares, this game builds up tension by introducing new environments, challenges, and enemies while maintaining the constant feeling of vulnerability. Neutral:There were some recurring themes and a sense of progression, but I found the story to be very cryptic. What are you? Why are you so tiny, or why is everyone else so huge? Why is everyone so compelled to kill you? The ending left me with more questions than answers.Negative:Perception of depth can be tricky in certain areas. The restless camera and dim lighting can make it difficult to judge depth. As a result I’ve simply walked off platforms or failed jumps because I couldn’t tell what was where.I wish the game was a little more generous with checkpoints. There are several situations in Little Nightmares where you are expected to react quickly, with failure often resulting in death. I have no issue with this. However, some checkpoints will make you run through 1-2 rooms or redo puzzles before you reach the room in which you died. I died plenty of times during my first playthrough, and was annoyed at how often I had to repeat areas or challenges I had already overcome. The repetition after (some) deaths slowed down the pace of the game and took away from the thrill of uncertainty.Much shorter than anticipated. It look me less than 4 hours to finish my first run, and mind you, I took my time to explore and also died many times. Sure there are DLCs, but I find the full price of the base game to be quite expensive for the length of the game. I would only consider picking it up when it is on sale. Conclusion:★★★★☆ Thrilling but shortHonestly, I usually avoid horror games since I’m almost never in the mood to be scared. Little Nightmares isn’t particularly scary. Unlike games like Amnesia or Layers of Fear, which really focus on scaring you, this game feels more like a thriller, which might be why I enjoyed playing it so much. I appreciated that the emphasis was on high tension puzzle-platforming, rather than trying to get me to wet my pants. While I do not consider Little Nightmares a personal favorite, I can see myself replaying it in the near future. Would recommend. If you enjoyed this review please give it a thumbs up. You can find my other reviews here, and follow me on my curator page and group. Thank you for your support!
Cons Pros Why Best Character Design is Best Level Design (Not too hard or Not too Easy) the Best Animation game Best Jump Scare Content too Best SFX Short? Best Indie Game Ever!
I wouldn't want to get stuck in a nightmare like these kids...LN has a very mysterious vibe - that's what I love! Great story, and the dlc is a perfect complement. Creepy, but lovely soundtrack. I heard "lady humming" in my head for a few days before falling asleep! Nice lullaby btw ;)"The final chapter is written" and I feel "empty" like after finishing a great book ;)
I've read several reviews that say this game was quite short, but honestly I believe the game was as long as it needed to be.Pros:1. Amazing visuals! The art and style of not only the characters but also the scenery is simply stunning. It really helps set the mood of the game.2. The same can be said for the atmospheric sounds and music, truly eerie at times and heart pumping at others.3. I always felt connected with the main character and felt a serious need for survival which made the game so much more engaging.4. Game play wise I can't fault anything. The controls were smooth and responsive at all times, and the motions of objects was appealing to the eye which again helps with immersion. 5. Checkpoints were well placed which is always something I greatly appreciate since sometimes I just want to experiment with different ideas, even if I know they'll get me killed.Cons:1. I still can't find a reliable way to wipe my memory so I can replay this game like it was the first time all over again.Overall, Little Nightmares manages to set the scene for a disturbing tale about a little girls struggle for survival in a dark and frightening world. There are a couple of twists in the story that had me saying "wtf?!", and it was superb!I highly recommend you give this game a chance to drag you into a dark and twisted world and leave you feeling just a little disturbed by it's ending scenes.
This game is pure art. Here's a quick, little platform-puzzle game with outstanding atmosphere, creepy moments, great soundtracks and anxiety story. However the game only took a few hours to complete...but still worth the price as you can see how much effort has gone into this game. Can't wait Little Nightmares 2!
Silent Hill meets Sprited Away, with the game-play loop of INSIDE and Limbo. Not perfect, but creepy as hell and worth your time.7.5/10