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  • Summary: Abandoned and all alone, 4 college students and their teacher become stranded in an isolated town miles from anywhere after their bus crashes in bad weather. Trapped by a mysterious fog in the town of Little Hope, they search desperately for a means of escape whilst visions from the pastAbandoned and all alone, 4 college students and their teacher become stranded in an isolated town miles from anywhere after their bus crashes in bad weather. Trapped by a mysterious fog in the town of Little Hope, they search desperately for a means of escape whilst visions from the past haunt them from the shadows.
    Key features:

    WELCOME TO LITTLE HOPE
    Witness terrifying visions of the past, haunted by the events of the XVIIth century Andover Witch Trials.

    SAVE YOUR SOULS...
    Escape the nightmarish apparitions that relentlessly pursue your cast

    DON'T PLAY ALONE
    Play online with a friend or up to 5 friends offline, share your story and cooperate wisely to save your cast.

    Abandon Hope All who enter here
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Oct 29, 2020
    90
    The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope provides wonderful scares, a tense and foreboding atmosphere, and some thought-provoking moments thanks to a memorable cast of characters. It's a worthy addition to Supermassive Games' series. However, the inability to skip scenes remains the most tedious aspect as was the case in past titles.
  2. Oct 29, 2020
    85
    The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope takes the Supermassive Games formula and improves on the previous outing, Man of Medan, in so many ways. With a more interesting story, a strong set of characters, the masterful building of atmosphere and more, you're going to be left on the edge of your seat while playing through this story. The excellent branching narrative, as well as multiplayer options also increase the gameplay value exponentially. This still isn't perfect, the sloth-like movements of characters can be annoying later on and some QTE's are annoyingly cheap, but this is still a brilliant game, one I would recommend to anybody.
  3. Oct 29, 2020
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. 70
    Little Hope doesn't deliver the tightly written, well-paced scares of Until Dawn, but it's a much better, more focused experience than Man of Medan. If you can overlook so ridiculous writing and a few technical shortcomings, it's a spooky adventure that's work a look.
  5. Nov 21, 2020
    70
    Little Hope is a slight improvement over Man of Medan. It’s still not scary at all, but at least it's less annoying than the first game. This time around, Supermassive wrote a better story, used decent camera angles, and purged awkward jokes (dumb "screamers" are still in there, though).
  6. Nov 9, 2020
    70
    The Dark Pictures: Little Hope is a stronger second offering in the standalone horror game series. A more engaging story and interesting setting help overcome the shortcomings in gameplay.
  7. Oct 29, 2020
    50
    Uninspired characters and relatively meaningless consequences make Little Hope a bit of a slog.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 47
  2. Negative: 17 out of 47
  1. Nov 4, 2020
    10
    Minblowingly awesome! Amazing twist. Just like Man of Medan, didn't disappoint. Looking forward to House of Ashes.
  2. Nov 1, 2020
    10
    The game, as always, amazed me that I liked the graphics, the plot, and in the end the surprise with the ending, I did not even expect. WellThe game, as always, amazed me that I liked the graphics, the plot, and in the end the surprise with the ending, I did not even expect. Well done. The game is good as always. Continue in the same way. I look forward to continuing Expand
  3. Nov 1, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. ''Little Hope'', psychological horror at its finest, is Supermassive's best effort yet. The mysteries, unanswered questions and never-ending scares will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout. Piece by piece you puzzle the story together, but there's always that feeling of uncertainty. ''Am I right? No... it must be this other theory. Or not? Let's take another look at my clues.'' You quickly become attached to every single one of the characters, as truly unpleasant as they start off, and when they meet their demise at the hands of their own demon you simply feel bad. Until the very end. That big plot twist. The adventure of ''Little Hope'' is nothing more but a PTSD-driven schizophrenic episode of Anthony, who heavily struggles to deal with the deaths of his entire family at the start of the game. It's easy to brush it off as a farce, as a moment where you think to yourself ''Oh, but none of my choices mattered? None of these deaths mattered?'' until you truly look back on the story and how it all ties together. Because it's so much bigger than that, there's so much more to it. Yes, the family was dead from the very start. But it's a greater story about battling inner demons, Anthony's demons. The witch trials? Nothing more but Anthony trying to find the right person to blame. Was it his mother? His sister? His dad perhaps? No, they all died innocently. We know Megan did it, but why? The abusive priest finally pushed her over the edge. It makes you feel empty and devastated in the most heartbreaking way, and a story with a purposeful ending does that. And at the same time it makes you think. Are people who do terrible things, because terrible things have been done to them, victims or villains? Little Hope is a big success in every aspect imaginable by making you question every single thing you have witnessed and done. It's more than just a scary slasher game with monsters and jumpscares for you to play on Halloween eve (with all respect to Until Dawn). It's social commentary filled with gutting emotion. A big step-up from the slightly underwhelming predecessor Man of Medan and it makes me beyond excited for what they come up with next. Expand
  4. Nov 5, 2020
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. В первой части антологии главный секрет игры раскрывался уже чуть ли не в середине игры поэтому затем неслабо угасал интерес и мотивация проходить дальше. С Маленькой Надеждой в этом плане все намного лучше. Я до конца игры не понимал всех перепетий сюжета. К тому же я напрочь забыл как выглядит водитель и поэтому даже картинки не давали мне никаких подсказок. Из-за этого интерес не спадал до самого конца игры. Но есть все таки нюанс. Мне показалось, что сюжет сначала базировался на истории в прошлом. Все его твисты раскрывались довольно рано. Кто виноват становилось ясно еще в первой половине игры. В будущем хотелось бы чего-то более сложного. Например, как история Энтони. Она шла незаметно из-за событий прошлого и до конца держала у монитора. Персонажи вполне интересные. Характеры прописаны не так хорошо как хотелось бы. Не отлично, но и не плохо. Например, у меня погиб один из персонажей, но это прошло настолько буднично для меня. Мне было абсолютно параллельно. Многие пишут, что диалоги плохие, но я таких мыслей не разделяю. Как бы (СПОЙЛЕР) все происходило в голове больного старого человека. Что вы хотели?) Иногда были непонятны действия персонажей. Когда вроде бы очевидно, что сделать нужно по определенному, но они делают фэйлы. Но это все небольшие условности. QTE слишком уж упростили. Для меня это большой минус. Мало того, что в первой части QTE были довольно просты, а в этой игре решили предупреждать, что вот сейчас надо будет нажать какую-то кнопку. К тому же кнопки появляются в определенных местах. Например, треугольник, который на ПС4 наверху, появляется на экране наверху. Добавив к этому предупреждение о том, что нужно нажимать кнопку, QTE становится уж слишком легким. Насколько я понимаю игра подавалась как какой-то ужастик, но ни одного испугавшего меня момента в игре не было. Не считаю это за какой-то минус, но все же отметить стоит. Про графику особо сказать нечего. Она просто есть и все. Глаза не вытекают и на том спасибо) Чего-то крышесносящего нет. Интерактивности я особо не заметил. Свободы действий почти нет. Интерактивность небольшая есть лишь в диалогах из-за чего выстраивались характеры персонажей. Некоторые выборы совершенно не передают конечного смысла или действия. Выбираешь одно, а персонаж говорит совершенно другое либо делает что-то другое. Но такое нечасто. Возможно, это все из-за локализации. Но в любом случае даже самая плохая озвучка лучше, чем отличные субтитры)

    В целом игра понравилась даже больше чем Men of Medan. Да, в чем-то она безусловно проигрывает, но все же плюсов у нее на мой взгляд больше. Игру советую к прохождению всем любителям жанра. Интерактивность, конечно, слабая, но сюжет интересный, а это главное для этого жанра.
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  5. Nov 1, 2020
    6
    Little Hope, second installment of the anthology and first drop in the anthology.
    Their debut videogame, Until Dawn, remains unsurpassed even
    Little Hope, second installment of the anthology and first drop in the anthology.
    Their debut videogame, Until Dawn, remains unsurpassed even by themselves.

    *STORY: Four students and their teacher must try to escape from nightmarish apparitions that haunt them tirelessly through an impenetrable fog. Will they be able to do so?

    The script begins strong, with a very interesting prologue and a very successful initial setting.
    The problem is its linearity (the script is pattern after pattern and automatically spoils surprises) and above all the anticlimactic final level, which is so unexpected as well as ineffective and disappointing.
    I did like the end of the story, let's be clear.

    *GAMEPLAY*: There are still a few problems in this section: the camera usually works well most of the time, but the movement is still horribly rough.
    This time there is more gameplay variety, but nothing impressive.

    *GRAPHICS*: Artistically as well as usual (the atmosphere works very well, you have a bad time playing this game), but this time they have gone too far with the robotic and facial animations, which have worsened.

    *SOUND*: Many problems of localization (although I suppose that with future patches it will be fixed), but the Spanish dubbing, the soundtrack and sound effects are correct.

    *INNOVATION*: Little Hope is the first Supermassive Games **** not because it's a bad game or because the formula isn't innovating (which in itself doesn't have to be a bad thing), but because they are starting to fail at things they used to do well.
    The theme of witches today is not usually seen as much as before, it must be said.
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  6. Nov 3, 2020
    2
    Первые же игровые кадры демонстрируют потрясающий идиотизм персонажей-сильные и совершенно безмозглые женщины, совершенно нелогичные диалоги,Первые же игровые кадры демонстрируют потрясающий идиотизм персонажей-сильные и совершенно безмозглые женщины, совершенно нелогичные диалоги, поступки достойные персонажей психлечебницы или дома престарелых. Expand
  7. Nov 6, 2020
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Концовка убила... Зачем они так закручивали сюжет, чтобы в конце все слить в шизу? Expand

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