Little Nightmares 2 Review Round-Up (VIDEO)
Seeing notable success for the first Little Nightmares, Tarsier Studios has been preparing to deliver the long-awaited sequel for years, teasing a frightful adventure filled with new enemies, platforming segments, as well as a heft of gloriously eerie visual polish. Following up the narrative of the first entry, the sequel dubbed Little Nightmares 2 is set in a familiarly creepy horror-world, featuring the new bag-headed protagonist Mono as well as an AI-companion version of Six, the rain-coated hero from the first game.
Considering how well the original Tim Burton-style adventure holds up, fans are sure to keep Little Nightmares 2 to a similarly high standard when it arrives. With all that said, how is the game actually stacking up with critics? Well, according to emerging reviews, Little Nightmares 2 is indeed an unsettlingly worthy follow-up, with everything from music, atmosphere, and platform-centric gameplay expanding the original and delivering a satisfyingly scary sequel.
COGconnected – 90/100
“Little Nightmares II is a masterclass in design. From its vulgar characterization to its haunting soundtrack, each asset has been created with a fetishistic passion for the absurd. The perfectly paced gameplay and luscious visuals combine to elevate the game above others in the genre making Little Nightmares II an absolute dream to experience.”
Game Informer – 93/100
“This impressive follow-up builds on its predecessor with emotional gut punches and unnerving visuals that stick with you.”
Nintendo Life – 80/100
“Little Nightmares II is nothing less than engaging from start to finish, with superb pacing, entertainingly varied level design and excellent graphics and performance. Its only real flaws are based on the imprecision that comes with all games in its sub-genre, as well as a few sections that feel more about trial and error than reactive survival. In our view, though, this doesn’t detract from a far superior sequel and one of the best cinematic platformers we’ve had the privilege of enjoying. A real stylish treat.”
Polygon – “Wonderfully Upsetting”
“When Little Nightmares 2 sticks to the things it does best, it’s a great horror game that feels entirely unique in its scares. Almost everything, from Mono’s perspective as a tiny, almost-powerless character in a giant world, to the grotesque monster designs, to the mysterious city that’s been taken over by its televisions, combines to create a wonderfully upsetting world that I didn’t want to stop exploring, even after the game ended.”
VGC – 80/100
“Little Nightmares 2 is a cautiously expansive sequel which expertly paces its shocks and creepy atmosphere. The detail and weight of its locations are unnervingly believable, while its monsters are hellishly otherworldly. Exciting, brutal and darkly humorous, we just wish it gave us more reason to stay longer.”
Little Nightmares 2 releases February 11th for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. What do you think? Are you glad to see the sequel live up to the hype, or will you be judging the adventure for yourself upon release? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day!
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