This War of Mine: The Little Ones
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The adults cheer up the children and the children cheer up the adults; it's a mutual profit
This War of Mine: The Little Ones is an interesting title depicting a war conflict through the eyes of children. It doesn't lack strong moments, moral choices, depression or fear for the characters you'll be entrusted with. As a whole, it offers an experience that you'll not find elsewhere. If you've played the original game on a PC or mobile device, don't expect much new stuff, but newcomers should give it a chance.
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If you have played This War of Mine before then The Little Ones probably doesn't offer enough to go back to it. If, however, this is your first opportunity to play the game, it's an experience I would recommend considering. It's a surprisingly addictive strategy game, despite its morbid setting, and it's one that has a fair bit of replayability. It's rare that games deal with the non-combat side of war, and I can't think of many that do it as effectively as This War of Mine: The Little Ones.
Saying "You should play this game, but don't expect to enjoy it" makes it sound like homework. It's homework of the human spirit that I think will enrich your life and broaden your horizons, but still homework. It's up to you if that seems like something you want to take on.
It's an unforgettable experience, and a great example of how games can confront some of the world's most serious subjects without trivialising them.
This War of Mine: The Little Ones adds more to the game that makes it both wholeheartedly enjoyable and deeply distressing. Its survival mechanics are impressively weighted, and the events throughout the war are harrowing. This feels like a game everyone should experience for themselves.
An interactive discussion of the darkled human spirit.
This War of Mine: The Little Ones is a fantastically atmospheric, emotional, and compelling game that constantly makes you doubt what you're doing, in a way that feels entirely natural as part of the experience. You have to weigh up every decision in order to keep your crew safe from harm and that coupled with the strong desire to play through just one more raid to see how things turn out, means that you're more than likely to get your money's worth here. Great stuff.
The game does an amazing job of making you care about everything that's happened.