Little Hope is a solid spooky story best enjoyed with popcorn and friends. The tension is high, the fear is real, and the mechanics are improved from the previous Dark Pictures instalment. If you’re interested in some witchy goodness and moral judgements, this might be the spooky story for you.
These games aren’t interested in the darker aspects of the human psyche, the vulnerabilities and existential questions which impart the lingering sense of dread that lasts after the story is told. No, The Dark Pictures so far has been all about popcorn-horror, the kind where the viewer screams and jumps before remembering that everything’s all right after. They’re not elegant, but they’re not trying to be - and that’s perfectly acceptable, especially if it’s what the player knows what they’re getting into. And as much as I’d wanted the next Dark Pictures title to take a more cerebral approach to horror, I’m happy to welcome a well-crafted witch-themed slasher game all the same.
There are certain things that don’t quite connect and a handful of plot holes that stick out, but Dark Pictures: Little Hope is definitely worth your time if you’re a fan of the genre or liked Until Dawn and were disappointed with Man of Medan. It’s a game that’s best enjoyed when being played with a group of people to shout out which decisions to make and pass the controller around. At its best, Little Hope is chilling and gripping and creates an internal conflict in the player between wanting to press on and being too scared to see what lies behind the next door.
It’s a real shame that I was disappointed by Little Hope because otherwise it’s an impressive piece of audiovisual excellence and I just love its genre. If you like Charlie Kaufman’s movies (which I don’t), you may perhaps appreciate the ending better than I did. It remains a mystery why Supermassive Games have degenerated their interactive storytelling formula by restricting players’ influence over events.
There is nothing offensive about the story in Little Hope, and nothing immediately sets off warning bells or narrative decisions I would tell players to consider before going into it. At most, the game is just boring and uninteresting.
i personally love the whole The Dark pictures Anthology series and im dying to play next of the series The Devil in me and also the quarry/
i played this game on PS5 / after Man of medan and before house of ashes(aint played that yet)
the story IS MUUUCHHHH better than man of **** amazing its so scary and its fun. i love the STORY. the graphics is better than man of medan the animes and the designs are better.
story telling and gameplay is as same as other games.
i strongly suggest you to buy this game if you like more to interact with the story and have fun for about 5 hours alone or with your friends. but if your seeking for a hardcore gameplay and challenging qte and bossfights and..... dont pay a penny on this
Played it back to back to Man of Medan. While Medan was new, this part is a more Story driven and most important scary bit for me personally. Still a lot of bugs and annoying stuff. German voice acting is horrible :)
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Nice atmosphere. Nice graphics. Mediocre sound when vlume goes up 100% during jumpscares.
A series of games where jumpscare lose its meaning. The biggest flaw of the series. Repeatable, boring, useless jumpscares.
SummaryAbandoned 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.