In retrospect, I was too hard on Little Nightmares when I reviewed it four years ago. It wasn’t until my second playthrough, I was finally able to appreciate what that game was doing, and its DLC episodes enhanced the experience. With Little Nightmares II, Tarsier Studios offers more insight to its haunting world by upping the tension and displaying more disturbing behavior at nearly every turn. This is sequel in every respect, and improves upon everything that made the first game so great.
Little Nightmares is a game that was not on my radar, and seemed to come out of nowhere. The game elicits vibes from Inside and Limbo, offering a bow of respect from Tarsier Studios, as they work to carve a path in the adventure horror game with their own name. There’s some great moments of tension within Little Nightmares, but it fails to give you a reason to care or even be scared at the goings on, and gives a rather befuddling ending just as the credits roll.