Little Nightmares is definately a promising title, as it brings in sequences of intrigue, uncertainity, misfortune, and of course, horror. Tarsier Studios and Bandai Namco did an outstanding job in the development and publication of a title that will most certainly stand the test of time. I just completed Little Nightmares on my PlayStation 4 this afternoon, and the way the eerie lighting, groaning of the ship's haunting corridors, and grisly howling of the wind made me feel, is unspeakable. I've never felt more immersed into a video game of this genre until now. Little Nightmares breathes new life into a world desperately trying to hang onto its own, gradually withering existence.
You play as a young girl, the age of nine named Six. You play through the story evading monstrous creatures that lurk within the darkness of the ship called the Maw. The gruesome faces of the enemies almost appear plastered on. Whether it be aging or some sort of sorcery, these creatures are hideous and must surely frighten poor Six. As the story progresses, you begin to learn more about how this game and its elements, characters, and environment connect together, and the ending is just as shocking, pain-staking, and out-of-nowhere as any other part of the game.
This game does lack dialogue, which is very rare for horror games, or games of any kind. But it tells a story through a different narrative, using shadows, moans and groans, a lighter and a swaying screen (mimicing a rocking boat) to tell such a beautiful but treacherous tale. It also lacks length, but the length you do play feels like forever, and leaves you thirsting for more. You're never safe in Little Nightmares, and when you think you are, please, think again. Every section of the Maw has its own set of surprises, some quite disturbing and others heart-warming and passionate.
I even found myself saying "Come on, Six, you can do this!" even though I was the one in control. You fall in love, almost helplessly, and you truly begin feeling as if you are also with her on the Maw, or feel as if you should be there with the girl you are trying to eagerly protect. I did have to remind myself: She can do this, and she is smart, she'll be fine. Was she fine? I'll let you find that out for yourself. Please comment and like, also PLEASE buy this game, you'll never regret it.