Let’s get straight to the point, Little Nightmares 2, developed by Tarsier Studios, was amazing! I have not played the original, so I went in blind with no expectations and the only thing I knew about it was that it was a horror platformer. As a new fan of the franchise, I was not disappointed one bit.
Now this is a good story
In Little Nightmares 2 you play as a character named Mono and team-up with Six, who’s the protagonist in the first game. Both Mono and Six are trying to escape Pale City while also dealing with some dark horrors along the way.
What’s good about the story of the game is that even though there’s no real dialogue, but you can see the body movements and emotions the characters expresses. There were so many moments where you see the characters being scared, sad, or surprise, that made me invested with these characters and didn’t want anything to happen to them. Even the ending was just brilliantly well done and left me in shock.
As I’ve said before, I have not played the first game, but after seeing what I can expect from the story of Little Nightmares 2 then ready to go straight into the first game.
What the hell is that!?
Little Nightmares 2 has amazing aesthetics and it’s creepy. The atmosphere when you walk around a quiet forest or when you’re in an abandoned hospital was just so good and kept me on my toes. From the buildings, lighting, structures, everything just looked great.
Even the villains in the game were scary-looking. We got a weird hunter with a bag over his head, an evil teacher who can stretch her neck with evil student minions, a weird hospital worker who makes these weird like mannequins that attacks you when there’s no light, and a thin man who has the power to control people from the television. Each of these characters had some great reactions from me when I was trying to escape their clutches.
The sound of the game was great! From hearing the taps of the footsteps, the water, basically every new environment that I was in sounded amazing. Even the music in this film just adds to the tone of the game and I loved it. Little Nightmares 2 is honestly one of the best-sounding games that I’ve experienced and I got to give big kudos to the studio for that.
I’m gonna hit you with this hammer!
The gameplay was definitely interesting. What I was not expecting from the game is how slow the game felt, which is not a bad thing. The slowness just adds an element to the game since you play small people in a big world. Every moment counted when you’re running or hitting people with objects in the game, which always made me aware because one wrong move is instant death.
The puzzles in this game were balanced. When trying to figure out what to do, solving the puzzles wasn’t hard, but they make sure it’s not easy too and like that.
My problem when it came to the gameplay was that there were moments where the angle of the game would get me killed many times, which made me a bit confused. Another problem I had is that I wish the story was a bit longer because I think selling the game for $30 is a bit much since you can beat it in such a short amount of time.
Give me more little nightmares!
I really enjoyed Little Nightmares 2 and I’m ready for more content. Everything about this world, characters, and more are just fantastic and Tarsier Studios knocked it out of the park. If there’s DLC I’ll pre-order it right away because with the way it ended I’m ready for the story to continue.