- Summary: The Little Acre is the story of Aidan and his daughter, Lily, set in 1950’s Ireland. After discovering clues as to the whereabouts of his missing father, Aidan begins investigating until he inadvertently finds himself transported to a strange new world.
Jan 2, 2017As I was playing The Little Acre, I kept thinking that I should be liking it more than I was. It seems like it’s well-intentioned, but I found it more dull than charming, and more by-the-numbers than thought-provoking. Really, it’s like a shorter, less polished version of Anna’s Quest, and I didn’t even like Anna’s Quest that much. But on the brighter side, The Little Acre is cheap, and it might work well with children, and so for some people it might be worthwhile.
Dec 8, 2016The puzzles are very simple and the set-up and plot have all been done before. The lovingly-crafted animation, uncluttered play, and warm, sharply-written characters could have converged onto a winner here. Sadly, though, there is the distinct feeling that Pewter Games have made a test balloon, a game that teases something bigger yet to come. For all the fondness you might have for it, when the credits roll after what feels like the end of part one, the game is regrettably very aptly named.
Jan 10, 2017You fall in love with the story and become so attached that it’s a huge letdown when it ends so abruptly. I truly wished The Little Acre had been longer, as it had so much potential. With more time to play out the story, The Little Acre could have been a huge hit.
Dec 13, 2016We were looking forward to The Little Acre as soon as we saw the lovely art and Charles Cecil’s involvement, but sadly it’s pretty bad. I don’t mind short games but at two hours (including puzzle solving) the game doesn’t leave much room for storytelling, character and world building, compelling puzzles, or much of anything really.
Dec 16, 2016The Little Acre is a short, beautiful, and rough around the edges point and click adventure game. The art and animation kept me intrigued andThe Little Acre is a short, beautiful, and rough around the edges point and click adventure game. The art and animation kept me intrigued and pushed me forward throughout the story. Which the story was interesting, but did start to feel a bit rushed near the final moments of the game and would have loved to learn more about the worlds and the character inhabiting them.
I personally will say although the puzzles weren't overly challenging, I really enjoyed that Pewter Games gave you the option for hints which for someone not savvy on adventure games I was quite thankful.
If you want a simple, pleasant, and charming experience that feels like you're playing a classic Disney movie you should definitely check out the Little Acre.… Expand
Jul 21, 2017Five Word Review: Short, cutesy adventure worth playing.
Favorite Thing: Gotta be those hand-drawn visuals!
Least Favorite Thing: The gameFive Word Review: Short, cutesy adventure worth playing.
Favorite Thing: Gotta be those hand-drawn visuals!
Least Favorite Thing: The game switches between characters too frequently.
Date Completed: 2017-07-21
Playtime: ~ 1.5h
Recommendation: Yeah, it was a decent adventure game with some really nice, hand-drawn visuals.… Expand
May 22, 2019This is a very charming, adorable, short, easy, family friendly game. Although, a family friendly game doesn't necessarily mean its aThis is a very charming, adorable, short, easy, family friendly game. Although, a family friendly game doesn't necessarily mean its a children's game, I struggle to decide if this game was more intended to for kids. Mainly, because of how incredibly easy it is but also, because the soundtrack at times seems very lullaby-ish. Having said that I will review this game as if it wasn't just intended for children. I would also like to preface this review by saying I'm very impressed with this game considering it's a low budget game with a very small design team(2 people). Everyone involved is obviously very talented and I hope to see a more adult oriented and polished game from them in the future. I think these devs have some real potential.
This games visuals are very appealing, The artists are obviously very talented but, I did have one issue. Playing this game on a high end gaming machine with a high end monitor revealed some imperfections. Also, at times the characters would really standout from the background. Other than that, quite solid.
As with the visuals in this game its very apparent the musicians involved with the score are quite talented. My issues here were not with performance but that some of the score itself I simply did not enjoy. Particularly, there is a part of the game with a more electronic music part that, being a musician who plays instruments and produces music digitally, I found very displeasing. Also, as i stated in my preface, some of the soundtrack gives the game a very childish feel. Lastly, I would have given this category a 3 had it not been for the voice over volume drastically changing at times.
A very charming little tale. i particularly love the dog in the game because he reminds me of my dog but all of the characters have a charm to them and the story was actually quite interesting. The story category nearly earned itself a 5 but because the ending was so rushed and cut short it lost a point.
The game has no bugs or broken puzzles that I'm aware of but the puzzles are childishly simple. I can imagine even as a kid(i started playing point and clicks when i was 7 years old) I would have been disappointed with the difficulty. The characters in the game give way too much unnecessary information and slack on giving valuable information. Lastly, and this is a big problem I have with tons of point and clicks, the characters responses to the user trying a false solution is never unique. This is a big aspect that makes the user makes feel more immersed in point and click games. If every time you try something the character gives 1 of 3 auto responses(i.e. "Nope" "Not a good idea" etc.) it becomes monotonous very quickly.
In conclusion, I would highly recommend this game for kids and for people who have never played a point and click adventure game. It's a great intro to the genre. Seasoned point and click gamers may find themselves disappointed with what they get for the price tag so it may be best for those folks to wait for it to go on sale.… Expand
Dec 13, 2016The Little Acre
A charming, but Rushed Experience.
The little Acre is a point and click adventure game where you play as both Aidan and hisThe Little Acre
A charming, but Rushed Experience.
The little Acre is a point and click adventure game where you play as both Aidan and his Daughter Lilly
Aiden Wakes up, and the game instantly does a great job of setting the tone for the game and giving you an idea of what it will be like by forcing you to get dressed without leaving the bed so that you don’t wake Lilly..
Usually adventure games have stupid puzzles that don’t make sense like mixing a toaster with a bathtub to end your suffering... here thankfully every single puzzle makes sense… which could lead veterans of this genre to feel the game is too simple…
But it was a nice change of pace, and I enjoyed the simplicity of these logic puzzles…
The art style and animation is hands down the greatest peart of this experience and is ultimately its saving grace..
The entire game is done in an old-school hand drawn Disney style… and the way the characters interacted with different items in the game, their facial expressions… everything about the animation made me smile way more than I had any hopes of it doing…
Unfortunately the animation was all that kept me going… and the gameplay was enjoyably simple enough to not make progression feel like a chore… even offering hints and solutions making this a very friendly game for all ages to enjoy… but the overall feel of this game is little below average
thanks to the voice acting and the story delivery…
Aiden wakes up and wonders where his father is…
You have to unlock his shed, where you find this machine that takes you to the land of chibi formed characters…
Shortly after Lily makes breakfast for herself as her dad is gone and goes on a search for him... ending up in this same land…
All of this is fine… it’s a great plot… but its laughably rushed…
There’s no character development… no reason to care about anything going on…
It feels like a story board with no meat between plot points…
The delivery is literally
Where are you? Found you.
It’s that fast.
No conflict, no build up…
Its question and instant answer for 2 hours.
And the voice acting here isn’t necessarily bad... but it doesn’t fit the characters…
The evil dude just sounds like makiplyer telling a ghost story… and Lilly and Aiden sound more like brother and sister than father and daughter…
You can tell that no effort went into finding fights for the vision of these characters... almost like they were randomly assigned to people and they took whatever they got…
While The Little Acre tells a rushed story and doesn’t offer too engaging of a gameplay experience…
The charm of the animation is great enough to make this game worth the 2 hour run-through…
I give the little acre
a 6.5/10… Expand
May 28, 2019Странные ощущения после игры. Вроде визуально выглядит приятно, но не хватает плавности и более отзывчивого управления. С повествованием тожеСтранные ощущения после игры. Вроде визуально выглядит приятно, но не хватает плавности и более отзывчивого управления. С повествованием тоже вроде все хорошо, но при этом сюжет пресноватый. Уже через пару часов после прохождения начинаешь забывать про эту игру. Хорошая игра, по моему мнению детишкам должно понравиться.… Expand
Dec 19, 2016PROS:
-Some may say the puzzles are too simple but really the logic is just really easy to follow because it makes sense while still allowingPROS:
-Some may say the puzzles are too simple but really the logic is just really easy to follow because it makes sense while still allowing for zany point and click shenanigans.
-Characters and the world feel like they could have been expanded on greatly and while a little charming not enough so to carry the game.
-About two hours in length which isn't normally a problem with me but it did feel like the ending just comes out of nowhere.… Expand