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  • Summary: The Little Acre follows 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. Ever the hero, Lily sets offThe Little Acre follows 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. Ever the hero, Lily sets off after him, encountering her own perils along the way. Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 100
    The Little Acre exemplifies every reason indie point-and-click adventure games can still do more than hold a candle to the AAA shoot-em-ups with more brawn than brains and beauty combined. The story of a young single dad with a missing father and a rather rambunctious daughter touched my heart in ways I forgot video games could, and every time I had to put the controller down I yearned to just boot the console again and enter the phenomenal world The Little Acre takes place in.
  2. Jan 26, 2017
    85
    The Little Acre is a reminder of “point and click” classics like Broken Sword or Monkey Island. Despite its few technical errors, The Little Acre brings us a touching and nostalgic story. Pewter Games Studios has created a well though-out game, with a memorable plot and some unforgettable characters.
  3. Dec 27, 2016
    83
    If you are a fan of the point and click style games, or someone with no familiarity with the genre I definitely recommend picking up The Little Acre. It has a great short story element and intuitive, precise gameplay. The few puzzles to be had are easy enough to figure out without getting frustrated, but still make you think enough to keep you engaged.
  4. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jan 1, 2017
    70
    A ravishing journey across a magical landscape. It's kiddie, but quite irresistible too. [Jan 2017, p.86]
  5. Jan 18, 2017
    70
    Though sometimes derivative in humor and puzzle solving, The Little Acre has a character of its own. A great deal of love has gone into making the game and it rubs off on you. It had such an effect on me that I felt bad punishing the game for its weakest elements. The Little Acre should be celebrated for its talent, artistic know-how, and as a demonstration of its developer's skills. The shortcomings (pun intended) of the game are balanced with its irresistible charm and appeal and ultimately the running time is reduced only to a face value. In the end The Little Acre is a hand-crafted piece of art and I definitely want to see more games from Pewter Games, preferably longer by each outing.
  6. Jan 5, 2017
    70
    The Little Acre is a delightful throwback to classic adventure games. The puzzle solutions never get too tough, unlike, say, Machinarium, so players shouldn't need a guide to reach the end. Adult players will love the narrative's core mystery, while children should enjoy the antics of Lily and her friends. The whole thing is both sweet and bittersweet, which you can't say for many games nowadays.
  7. Dec 23, 2016
    63
    If I could base this review on the visuals alone, I would give The Little Acre a very high score. The hand drawn images are simply breathtaking, and Pewter Games should be commended for painstakingly bringing Lily, Aidan and the creatures of Clonfina to life. The gameplay, while not extremely difficult, was still quite enjoyable and exploring every nook and cranny is something that any adventure gamer will surely enjoy! Unfortunately, the narrative, something that is important in a point and click game, was filled plot holes and was extremely rushed in the second half of the game.

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  1. Dec 30, 2017
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. My rewiew is in portuguese.
    Esse é um jogo no clássico estilo "point and click" com quebra cabeças bem bolados, história simples e muito bem pensada. É certo que a maioria vai gostar muito da sensibilidade mostrada.
    O gráfico é lindo, muito bem desenhado a mão e a trilha sonora é brilhante. Os personagens são muito carismáticos, tantos os principais, quando os secundários.
    A jogabilidade é muito boa e irá agradar a grande maioria.
    O Jogo é curto, mas consegue ser na medida certa. para sua proposta.
    É um jogo barato e muito bom para quem gosta de conquistas.
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  2. 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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