developer: Supermassive Games
publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / common screen, players: 1-4
The Dark Pictures: Little Hope is a horror adventure. This is the second part of the series The Dark Pictures Anthology, whose first installment, The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan, was released in 2019. Both games were developed by Supermassive Games, with titles such as Until Dawn, Hidden Agenda and The Inpatient.
The title offers an independent story, so you don't need to know the events of Man of Medan to play. The Dark Pictures: Little Hope tells the story of a group of people who have to survive the confrontation with the supernatural forces in the title town.
The Dark Pictures: Little Hope does not make any major changes to the gameplay mechanisms compared to Man of Medan. Once again, we receive a narrative adventure that focuses mainly on telling an interesting story. From time to time, gameplay presents us with simple arcade and logical challenges, but the heart of the game is to follow the plot, explore locations and make choices.
During the campaign, we have to manage a few characters. The story is very non-linear. Our decisions and actions not only shape the further development of the plot, but also decide which of the characters will survive and which final we will reach at the end of the game. Thanks to this, in order to see everything prepared by the authors, it is necessary to go through the production many times.
As for adventure game, an unusual element of Little Hope is the fact that the game offers several alternative gameplay modes. We can play alone or in a cooperative online multiplayer for two people. An additional variant is the Film Night Mode, where up to four players sit in front of one screen and each of them is assigned a separate character, which they control when the game switches to their hero.
The Dark Pictures: Little Hope boasts an attractive three-dimensional graphic design that helps create a horror atmosphere.