Game Review: The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope is SO MUCH FUN

In Little Hope, abandoned and all alone, four college students and their professor are trapped by a mysterious fog in the isolated eponym town. They search desperately for a means of escape while visions from the town’s occult-steeped past haunt them from the shadows.

In order to stay alive, they must uncover the mysteries behind these relentlessly-pursuing dark apparitions before evil forces drag each of their souls to hell!

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope  is from the creators of the very popular Exclusive PS4 title, Until Dawn. Supermassive Games are set out to make sure that their story telling is still spot on with difficult choices and well, a good story.

Supermassive Games have out did themselves with the second game out of the anthology series. Little Hope dives into the focus of Witch Trials, a touchy subject of when people were arrested, trialed, and executed without even blinking an eye of crimes. However, why does the past look like their doubles of the same people of the present?

Filled with scares and jumps, Little Hope offers the same treatment like Man of Medan. You don’t have to play it alone, you can play up to 5 people using the Movie Night mode while 2 players can team up online. Atmosphere was heavily relied on this time around, fog creating a eerie setting within the road and little plot of lands surrounding Little Hope.

I really enjoyed my time with Little Hope for a couple reasons, one it involves one of my favorite history lectures. Salem Witch Trials, blended with the feel of the film Monster. You know the film where it involves an accident on the road and the lady and child trying to get help, while a Monster lurks within the woods surrounding the road. But imagine, if that film were to have taken on the roles of Little Hope. There able to walk on the road, through the woods to search for help.

Also it reminded me of my time with the game, Murdered: Soul Suspect. Because that game focused on the Salem Witch Trials, while trying to solve your own murder. I didn’t stop playing Little Hope until I beat it, Man of Medan took a few days to beat. Story was cool and all, but Little Hope was the game I wanted from Until Dawn. A supernatural twist with a ending that may have been easy to have guessed (like the beginning) with the Bus Accident stuff, but all and all. The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope brought a lot of joy and fun this time around, but what lurks within the third one? See below for a little taste of the next game coming next year, which looks and feels like it could fall into the category of Tomb Raider or Indiana Jones.

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
is available on PS4, Xbox One and Steam.

You can learn more also by visiting the official Dark Pictures website.
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