'Little Hope' conjures witchy best for new Dark Pictures game
October 30, 2020 at 09:30
A fresh nightmare from The Dark Pictures is here just in time for Halloween.
Titled Little Hope and set in an abandoned town of the same name, this latest adventure follows a group of college students and their professor after a bus crash leaves them stranded.
From the beginning, it’s clear the Dark Pictures team made massive (Supermassive?)
improvements on Man of Medan to deliver Little Hope.
Unlike its nautical predecessor — which Mashable’s video game squad liked, but didn’t love — Little Hope attempts to achieve only what it can manage given the sprawling decision-tree structure.
Where Man of Medan reached to deliver more and more elements to an already complex game, Little Hope makes simple but impactful use of what it already has.
Image: supermassive gamesIt's a perk of the horror genre that an apparent flaw can rapidly turn into an intentional schtick, and Little Hope exemplifies that.
It's a perk of the horror genre that an apparent flaw can rapidly turn into an intentional schtick, and Little Hope exemplifies that.
As with Man of Medan, Little Hope offers three game modes to players: (1) “Movie Night,” or couch co-op; (2) "Shared Story," or online multiplayer; and (3) "Solo Story," your traditional one-player format.
For my first playthrough, I explored Little Hope with my boyfriend via couch co-op and running into imperfections soon became our favorite part of the game.
Imperfect as it is, Little Hope has huge replay value and is a genuinely solid option for gamers seeking Halloween plans in 2020.
The Dark Pictures: Little Hope is out Oct. 30 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.Source