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  • 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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Dec 14, 2016
    85
    If you miss the point-and-click adventures of old, or just love a heart-warming story filled with some great characters, this tale of love and loss is for you.
  2. Dec 13, 2016
    80
    The Little Acre is worth every minute; I only wish I could have stayed a little longer in its wonderfully handcrafted world. The tale is a good one, but cut short, and I was ready for more.
  3. Dec 14, 2016
    80
    The hand-drawn visuals and endearing cast of characters makes for a short, nostalgic play that I could easily see appealing to parents or young children just starting to explore video games. And while I would've loved to see more of the world that Aidan and Lily inhabit, on its own, The Little Acre is an enjoyable game that ultimately still functions as a shorter experience.
  4. Dec 13, 2016
    68
    The Little Acre is a loveable game, with beautiful visuals and strong character and voice acting. It should be on the radar for anyone that enjoys classic point-and-click adventure games in the vein of King’s Quest or the more recent Broken Age, but should also come with the warning that this is more of a short story ripe with potential for further storytelling.
  5. Feb 6, 2017
    60
    On the whole, The Little Acre might make for an entertaining couple of hours to spend with the family, but offers little substance or lasting appeal. This does not suggest that the game is without merit, and one can only imagine the countless hours that the team at Pewter Games poured into the The Little Acre’s art and animation. Beauty aside, however, the game simply isn’t supported by its art-style alone.
  6. Dec 13, 2016
    60
    Playing through The Little Acre will make for an enjoyable afternoon, but not much past that. The impressive production values are the star here, as the gameplay can't match the amazing amount of polish that has been put into the visuals and audio. Narratively, several ideas are left unexplored, and it rarely touches upon both of the unique settings that the game takes place within. Ultimately, it's an average adventure game that has been put in a gorgeous package.
  7. Dec 13, 2016
    40
    The Little Acre is an adorable point and click adventure that sadly trips up in some fundamental areas. The story leaves a lot to be desired and the easy puzzles won't pose much of a challenge to most. Genre aficionados might want to give it a try, and it's a decent family friendly title, but we can't recommend it to anyone else. The lovely art and animations aren't enough to gloss over the issues, and we're left with a game that has acres of room for improvement.

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  1. Dec 13, 2016
    7
    The 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
    The 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
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  2. Sep 21, 2020
    7
    The worst thing about this game is it's length. With so sweet characters, and nice design, I'd love to have a long, puzzling adventure...
  3. Jan 3, 2017
    6
    A pesar de que la calidad de los personajes (sobre todo gracias a la labor de sus actores de doblaje) unida al trabajado apartado visualA pesar de que la calidad de los personajes (sobre todo gracias a la labor de sus actores de doblaje) unida al trabajado apartado visual palían en cierta manera sus carencias, en el fondo The Little Acre es un juego decepcionante.

    Con su nula dificultad, puzzles poco inspirados y corta duración, sin duda será una tremenda decepción para los fans mas veteranos de este género. Pero por otro lado, si que pienso que es una aventura idónea para los mas pequeños de la casa, y como introducción al género también funciona bastante bien.

    Quizá esta fuera la intención del estudio desde el primer momento, pero el siguiente título del estudio necesitara mucha mas madera en el asador.
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  4. Apr 28, 2018
    6
    A charming short indie game of finding your son. It is a nice game but definitely not for everyone