Little nightmares 2, this is the follow-up to the very well-received little nightmares that released in 2017. Now little nightmares 2 is once again published by bandai namco and it’s developed by tarsier studios. If I’m saying that right that’s a team from Sweden. This game is very like exciting moment to avoid any big surprises or spoilers or anything, we got you covered.
Firsthand, so to start off, I want to answer the question I’ve found the most on social media, do you need to play the first one do you need to play the original little nightmares the short answer is no not really. You’re fine if you didn’t play.
The first one but if you did it might amplify a few moments here and there though but-in this story you play as a new character a little tiny boy named mono who wakes up in the middle of the woods and that’s it you very quickly are paired up with six the protagonist of the original game.
In the game, you just go together and you go on a linear adventure and what follows man is nothing short of like a pretty unforgettable and terrifying adventure filled with shockingly creative big moments, now I know those are some big words it’s a little bit like hyperbole.
Honesty, I love this game and I highly recommend it know what you’re getting into a fun horror romp that isn’t very long if you played the previous game just know that it stacks up the same year about four or five-is hours-depending on how you play.
If you get stumped by puzzles or certain big moments now that is very short i’m addressing this head-on because that experience that’s that’s brief and its launch price is 30 so mileage may vary for some of you know very selective with their hard-earned cash and for good reason the first game had the same debate.
If you decide to go for it you get a pretty high quality and entertaining hard experience that you might find yourself replaying just because it’s all paced so well, I know, I immediately jumped in to replay it just like I’ve done with similar games in this genre sub genre like inside but anyway you explore a horror world from point to point engaging in you know for the most part environmental puzzles light stealth and platforming.
You are a little person in a very big world so once again there’s some creativity to everything being bigger than you you drag things around you pop things up you drop things you flip switches to get through areas while jumping from fire escape to fire escape climbing up bookcases dropping through vent shafts always consistently moving forward so the next area is always way more interesting than the last you know like the original if not more here it’s extremely extremely well paced and creative throughout and you’re going to blast through it.
You just want to get to the next thing and see what the game throws at you where you may encounter a little bit of trial and error gameplay though is with the big scary things you encounter throughout the world these large grotesque humanoids are going to hunt for you they’re going to chase you they’re going to shoot at you they’re going to bite at you.
In some really hair-raising moments that require clever stealth and distractions and other just little things that I don’t really want to spoil the game knows just how creepy its designs are too and how it just all these things animate because these creatures these things these people they get right up in the screen and they will really creep you out in some good ways now that leads to this is the game outright scream out loud scary no but there are some moments that will leave you really unsettled and some great moments where you escape by the skin of your teeth that will definitely leave your heart kind of pumping these moments can be hampered a bit by some of that trial and error you know in fact there are some spots that feel like you can’t really get it on.
The first try no matter what because like you kind of have to figure it out by trial and error if that makes sense so certain big moments like cool chases or just like moments like it kind of lessens it when you have to see it a thousand times because you keep screwing up.
You know other than, that I didn’t really mind the trial and error that’s something that people either love or hate trial and error gameplay can be like a shrug to some people or a big negative it’s up to you really but just know that there is some trial and error heavy moments and a few that really feel very very finicky and sensitive to perfect timing but it doesn’t really hurt the experience overall and it’s not really like a challenge thing there are other areas of the game that are challenging in very good and productive ways. I forgot to mention but you have six as an companion with you for lots of the game.
It adds a simple little dash of creativity to the formula you know most of the time she does the typical video game helping character stuff like helping you up to a ledge but sometimes there’s a bit more to it some of the best parts of the game are figuring out how to get back to her when you’re separated you know the game through its gameplay.
It’s presentation actually makes you miss a companion that’s a that’s a rare thing in games like this she can occasionally be a little bit dumb but it doesn’t really matter because the ai always seems to do exactly what it’s supposed to do and you can call her over with the press of a button if you have to also you can hold hands with the trigger.
I guess accessibility wise if you’re hearing impaired in any way there’s a puzzle in the game that relies on sound cues and the game has no options or subtitles or anything to help with as of right now so you could get stuck you know I’m hoping this game gets updated because i think everyone should experience this.
Over all it’s a great little horror game it’s not very long but it’s insanely well paced. You know every scene every scenario is different introducing and playing with new horror tropes constantly and you’ll just be entertained as you play through from the gameplay even despite a few frustrations here and there just the look and the incredible atmosphere of the game.