From mobile gaming, it seems, no one is waiting for anything – occasionally the port of some ancient classics flashes, but Bethesda will roll the donate through TES Blades. But the little nightmares psychedelic platformer looked at smartphones – it's time to check whether it is worth the money spent?
In childhood, everything seems magical: the inclusion of light, and the rainbow overflow in the soap bubble. And trifles are terrifying: a crack in the floor necessarily leads to the abyss, a monster hides behind a slightly opened door in a dark room. This naive emotion and dedicated Little Nightmares – Platform 2017. It did not become a hit, but it got to the public. Now her mobile version is out – and how, is it still cool?
Madness in your pocket
Let's start with the main point: Very Little Nightmares is not a port. So the beauty of the original should not be expected from her. Alike Studio employees have created a completely new product aimed strictly at mobile platforms. But let the graphics become simpler, she retained the terrible charm, familiar from the illustrations from children's books. The advantage is that the game will not only draw the latest iPhone.
The scene has also changed: instead of the ship "The Womb" – a mysterious mansion. Only the main character, the Sixth, who is to unravel the secrets of her past, remained the same.
In the mobile version, the figure of a girl in a yellow raincoat seems quite tiny, and the obstacles are almost insurmountable.
You want to get somewhere – look for stairs, crates or pipes. Heavy doors and hatches do not open without help, traps are everywhere, and any massive object is a danger – and this does not include the enemies who inhabited the mansion.
Every time the Sixth, killed by a villain or crushed by a cart, breathes in the chest. And the achievements for the number of deaths of the baby look more like a mockery of an unhappy gamer who tries his best to avoid losses.
Doll house of horrors
The game has 18 levels, and each one has a special theme. In one it is necessary to hide from the rays that transform human flesh into stone, the other puzzles a puzzle with levers and transformers. And in the third, you have to use the environment to get away from the long-armed villain, who manages in the furrier workshop.
Let's give Alive Studio its due: the levels are not annoying and not boring.
Just strained your attention, watching the movement of deadly rays and darting from one shadow to another? Great, now you can relax in quieter rooms, where you need to light up the lamps and look for matches. And you get bored with slow tasks – this is your level for speed and escape from the monster. For those who love extra challenge, there is a hunt for secrets – find a room with a box, from where a creepy doll jumps out.
Special mention is worthy of sound. Sometimes in big releases flat, inexpressive soundtracks. But tiny Very Little Nightmares pleases with a combination of thick dark ambient and intense symphonic music, accompanied by the tramp of tiny legs Six, the creaking of doors and rustles from the neighboring rooms. The game at the very beginning recommends wearing headphones – you should heed this advice. The atmosphere of the terrible tale sound design transmits five plus.
Quibble deserves only touch control. Whether it's in the device, or in the platformer itself, but it is necessary to tap the screen with all care. Because it is very easy to send the heroine to certain death by placing her directly under the deadly lamp or on the cracked tile in the floor.
And one more little thing. For the pleasure of going through Very Little Nightmares will have to pay. But is it a disadvantage, especially in the current mobile market, where everything revolves around fritupleya?
The creation of Alive Studios fully justifies its price. But often even about free games you can not say.