Little Nightmares II
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Little Nightmares II successfully creates a series of titles that pair up splendidly. Through masterful environmental storytelling and world-building, Tarsier Studios steps up to the likes of Limbo and Inside to invoke a creepy, horror experience that will force its way into your memories. Even with some frustrating sequences and some perspective clunkiness, Little Nightmares II gets a helping hand with all the other ways it exemplifies the genre.
Little Nightmares II is more of what fans enjoyed in the first installment. It's a terrific blend of evenly spaced platforming combined with environmental object manipulation puzzles. If that wasn't enough there's even a dose of co-ed puzzle solving. The game especially shines during the tense, atmospheric real-time platforming sequences. With its forgiving checkpoint auto-saves even a tired, old gamer can succeed through the platforming sequences.
Little Nightmares 2 delivers similar stealth and scares to the original, but leaves less of a lasting impact.
Little Nightmares 2 understands exactly what it wants to be, and mostly pulls it off.
Tarsier returns with another slice of horror that's just about glorious enough to make up for the frustrations.
A thoroughly entertaining work of video game art that improves mechanically on the original and proves thought-provoking in terms of more than just the puzzle-solving.
An amazing little horror game that can be as frustrating as it is brilliant.
This impressive follow-up builds on its predecessor with emotional gut punches and unnerving visuals that stick with you
Little Nightmares II is a delightful follow-up to developer Tarsier's 2017 horror platformer, but it's sometimes weighed down by gameplay frustrations and inaccessibility.