Game overview Little Nightmares: childish horror stories

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In recent years, the tiny video game developers are experiencing an extraordinary upsurge of creative effort. Consistently they create incredible depth and beauty of games like Journey, What Remains of Edith Finch and . Game Little Nightmares, recently released for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One continues this great tradition and takes players into a dark atmospheric world full of nightmare creatures, of danger and adventure.

The Independent Swedish Studio Tarsier Studios started with the fact that the DLC was developed for a series of platformer LittleBigPlanet Japanese publisher Sony. The quality of their work impressed the Japanese so much that the Swedish developers have entrusted the creation of the game LittleBigPlanet 3, as well as porting the platformer Tearaway with the handheld console the PS Vita on the PlayStation 4. Of course, talented artists and programmers from Tarsier Studios dreamed of creating their own project in which they would be able to bring to life unique ideas, instead of bring to mind others. The beginning of the development project Hunger ("Hunger" — eng.) it became known in February 2015. The game was supposed to be a grim adventure in a world full of grotesque creatures. Some time developers are looking for in your games publisher, which eventually became the famous Japanese company Bandai Namco. In the end the game was decided to rename the Little Nightmares ("Little nightmares" — eng.), and the release date was appointed in the spring of 2017.

The game takes place inside a giant submarine ship, The Maw ("the Womb" — eng.). The main character of the game – a nine year old girl by the name of "Sixth", dressed in a bright yellow raincoat. When a child has only a petrol lighter, it can illuminate the road especially in the dark corners of the ship. The way it lies on the lower decks of the "Womb" to the top, where, she suggests, is a way out of this nightmare to sunlight. Moving forward, the Sixth gradually discovers the terrible secrets of the ship and met with its inhabitants in the face of the mysterious creatures of the "Nomes" (Yes, without the letter "G"), guests of the ship and a terrible staff.

Mechanics are Little Nightmares to many will seem familiar, as it partially copies the work of the Danish Studio Playdead, the world-famous adventure platformer Limbo and INSIDE. Before us is a three-dimensional platformer interspersed with puzzles based on the physical interaction with objects and stealth elements. The main character literally every step of waiting for a painful death: you can fall off the ladder into the abyss, to be devoured by a giant leech, to be caught by the scary giant chef, and so on. Our character can walk, run, Crouch, sneak, jump and grab the various items. Small objects you can lift and throw, for example, buttons, which are impossible to reach. Large objects slowly move across locations, using as a ladder or for other purposes. We should not forget that the same button is responsible for something to grab a ledge or climb a ladder.

Puzzles are simple, and their decisions are subject to logic and common sense. If you have already managed to get Limbo or INSIDE, then deal with the Little Nightmares you will not be easy. A couple of times Sixth has to hide from the giant scanners in the form of eyes, hiding in the shadows of the scenery. This scene is one in one reminded me of a similar puzzle from the INSIDE. For such a blatant rip-off of some of the ideas the developers of Tarsier can criticize, but for the most part the game is still quite distinctive. Only, in my opinion, its serious drawback is the fact that sometimes it is extremely difficult to experience the depth of three-dimensional scenes. You think you set foot on the bridge across the chasm, but actually your foot steps slightly to the left, causing the character flies into the abyss and dies. And you have to replay the location from the start. Fortunately, gradually to such inconveniences begin to get used to and make mistakes less. From time to time there are small bugs, and once the game is even firmly stuck (I did a version for the PS4), but in General these errors are unlikely to seriously ruin your impression of the eerie Swedish fairy tales.

As for the horror element, the game it's all in order. The gloomy, oppressive atmosphere, frightening suspense and a disturbing lack of understanding of what is happening around frightened little girl, gradually transferred to the player. In addition the game offers us a stealth mechanic when you have to hide from the eyes of opponents and to behave very quiet. Stepped on a broken plate, cracked and all... down the drain. But these opponents easily distracted, loud throwing on the floor various items. Now imagine that some of the inhabitants of the "Womb" not only see and hear you but still feel your smell. It is here that the main character have a particularly hard time. When you are near the threat, the Sixth quickens the heartbeat radiating through feedback game controller in your sweaty palm. There are Little Nightmares in a few scenes when you have to run away from pursuing you, monstrous creatures, and hell is really scary. I stretched a string, fighting for the life of the protagonist. In General the tension the game creates is just gorgeous, as required from a quality horror film.

Visually, Little Nightmares looks wonderful. Nice job with the light, realistic textures and special effects. The graphics Engine Unreal Engine 4 and talented artists gave this game a success. Such thoroughness of game locations the last time I saw, except that in a magical platformer Unravel the production of other Swedish Studio Coldwood Interactive. What is happening on the screen although it looks like a bad cartoon for adults, causes the player to believe in the reality of what he sees. For a girl you feel like you've known her all my life. Terrible things that she will have to see during the trip on a giant ship, a long time will settle in your memory. In one of the rooms you will see hanging from the ceiling feet hanged man, and you will need to use his chair to reach for the door handle. In another room, you are horrified to discover that it is filled with tiny children's shoes, and this "Shoe sea" floating creepy creatures, ready to snap and break you.

Lovers of collecting the developers propose to locate ten hidden ceramic figurines that you must break if you want to beat the game 100%. As I said above, in the game you will meet a tiny bromeliad. Unlike the other inhabitants of the ship "Womb", but very cowardly and run away, only seeing you from afar. Sooner or later SG will backed you into a corner, and then don't forget to give him a good hug. If to hug the Little Nightmares all these tiny creatures, for your kindness you will receive achivku rare. Along the way, don't forget to burn placed here and there lamps. Performing these simple tasks, you will get access to conceptual illustrations of artists Tarsier Studios. You can watch them in a special section of the main menu.

Very welcome sound. Any self-respecting horror-game sound should occupy one of Central places. In the case of Little Nightmares sound just gorgeous! But output it through the TV speakers, I would strongly recommend it. The ideal option would be if you stay the night alone, turn off the lights, put on your favorite headphones and immerse yourself in the surreal atmosphere of the tale. Then a sea of emotions you will be guaranteed.

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  • Great atmosphere gloomy horror tales for adults.
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  • an Intriguing plot that gradually reveals before the player.
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  • Simple, but no less fascinating puzzle.
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  • Excellent visual component and cool character design.
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  • Crafted down to the smallest detail game locations.
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  • Great sound adds to the already eerie atmosphere.
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  • Simple and intuitive operation.
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    Some ideas have been blatantly stolen from the games Studio Playdead. the

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  • Sometimes there are annoying bugs and even game crashes.
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  • the Game is obscenely short. Want Supplement.

Little Nightmares offers players to dive into the creepy world of children's nightmares filled with mysterious creatures and deadly dangers. The game is incredibly short. It can take just three hours. However, obtained in this short dark adventure emotions, repeatedly whacks spent on buying in-game money. Despite the listed cons, the game deserves a solid 8 out of 10. The ending suggests that the story of a girl named Sixth may receive a continuation. Well, in the future I wouldn't mind watching again briefly to return to this fantastic world....

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