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  • Summary: This War of Mine: The Little Ones explores the hardships of wartime survival as seen from an entirely new perspective; that of a child.

    Based on This War of Mine, The Little Ones puts you in charge of a group of adults and children stuck in the middle of hell, trying to survive in a
    This War of Mine: The Little Ones explores the hardships of wartime survival as seen from an entirely new perspective; that of a child.

    Based on This War of Mine, The Little Ones puts you in charge of a group of adults and children stuck in the middle of hell, trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger. The question is: how far will you go to make it through another day?

    This War of Mine: The Little Ones focuses not only on the reality of enduring war, but also the fact that even in times of conflict, kids are still kids - they laugh, cry, play with toys and see the world differently. In addition to thinking about survival, you'll have to bring back the kid in yourself to understand how to protect the little ones. Their faith, and their futures, are in your hands.

    The pace of This War of Mine is imposed by the day and night cycle. During the day snipers outside stop you from leaving your refuge, so you need to focus on maintaining your hideout: crafting, trading and taking care of young and adult civilians. At night, take one of your people on a mission to scavenge through a city for items that will help you stay alive.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Jan 27, 2016
    90
    This is a game with an important message to portray, that somehow manages to never lose sight of the fact that it is primarily just that – a game. If only more titles had that same presence of mind.
  2. Jan 20, 2016
    88
    This War of Mine: The Littles ones is a powerful, affecting game that covers an aspect of warfare not typically touched by the medium. Telling the stories of normal civilians caught in the middle of a war, it asks: what you would do to survive? The disturbing answer is: anything you have to.
  3. Jan 22, 2016
    86
    The Little Ones is one of those games that rely on the experience and making us feel something beyond the mere entertainment. A game you should try if you look for something different that will make you think about human nature.
  4. 80
    While the new console release of This War of Mine: The Little Ones does not really bring anything new to the table from the most updated PC version, the surprisingly emotional situations and impressive scavenging and survival system is worth checking out for anybody that missed out on the original release.
  5. Jan 26, 2016
    80
    Whilst the days can get a little repetitive and boring if you have to catch up on sleep and not much else, the game challenges you, your morals and your survival instincts against the backdrop of the serious subject of war.
  6. Feb 14, 2016
    75
    A complex and thought-provoking survival experience, capable of making us feel the real struggle of civilians living in war zones. Its overly punishing mechanics, though, could scare people away after a few hours of play, and the new children component feels a bit under-developed.
  7. Feb 29, 2016
    50
    I can see endless potential for a game centered on civilians rather than one centered on the all-too-common soldier stories, but this game just isn’t that one.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. May 5, 2017
    9
    Tests your morality, aswell as your ability under intense pressure. the stories the game tells are all your own and the choices you make haveTests your morality, aswell as your ability under intense pressure. the stories the game tells are all your own and the choices you make have interesting ramifications regarding your people. Expand
  2. Nov 4, 2018
    0
    L'indé pourravenaze du mois est un "jeu" de gestion de réfugiés en temps de guerre, coincés chez eux (et dans les ruines) et devant faire feuL'indé pourravenaze du mois est un "jeu" de gestion de réfugiés en temps de guerre, coincés chez eux (et dans les ruines) et devant faire feu de tout bois : les temps sont difficiles et il faut survivre...

    ça se présente en 2D ou 2D et demi plutôt et c'est presque tout le temps en noir et blanc parce qu'en temps de guerre, on devient tous daltoniens. C'est plutôt vilain et fort peu maniable... La gestion exige d'être très pointilleux et un bon magasinier pour gérer les besoins du refuge mais aussi des **** "sims" qu'il faut nourrir et faire reposer, soigner etc...

    Autant dire que si on fait une connerie, autant tout recommencer, car la moindre erreur de jugement devient fatale à plus ou moins brève échéance. Sans doute que sous le couvert (et prétexte) d'un certain "réalisme" le développeur a démoulé un jeu particulièrement punitif et injuste, oubliant par là même toute notion d'équilibre et de jouabilité.

    On s'ennuie donc bien vite à se prendre la tête avec les ressources innombrables à ramasser, les améliorations à apporter, les outils à fabriquer, les merdes à déblayer et tutti quanti au cours d'un jeu dont le rythme lent et répétitif casse bien les pieds (pour rester poli). On a donc un concept, une idée de jeu mais juste ça : l'essai n'a certainement pas été transformé ici.

    Et dire qu'il s'agit d'une édition "enrichie" pour les consoles 2 ans après le "jeu" original, on peut se demander ce qu'ils ont branlé ces branques de développeurs indés à la godille. Bah rien du tout en fait.
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  3. Jan 30, 2016
    0
    The game has horrible balance, an awful developer that ignores the community and breaks their game with an update before abandoning the game.The game has horrible balance, an awful developer that ignores the community and breaks their game with an update before abandoning the game. Without mods, this game is unplayable. Good luck with the slow pace on console. Expand