ittle Nightmares gave me an actual nightmare.
As I drifted off after an evening of playing the spooky puzzle-platformer, my mind filled with images of unnaturally long arms reaching for tiny hooded figures and I woke with my heart racing. I shook it off easily enough, but those few drowsy fearful moments marked Little Nightmares as a success in at least one aspect: it gave me the damn heebie-je...
From its opening moments, Little Nightmares’ haunting aesthetic pulls you into its world of existential conundrums. It enthralls you with its eerie atmosphere and makes your heart pound with tense cat-and-mouse style chases. But the curtains close on this psychological puzzle-platformer far too soon, and for better or worse, it leaves you craving more.
Little Nightmares uses its time effi...
Little Nightmares is like hearing a cover of one of your favorite songs. On first glance, much of Tarsier Studios’ game seems like a riff on Playdead’s Limbo or Inside; it has puzzle-platforming with a vulnerable hero, and is set in a bizarre and hostile world. As I spent more time with Little Nightmares, however, its own nightmarish melody rang loud and clear. It’s an amazing work in its own ...