You have to save Six this time
Little Nightmares II is an action-adventure video game wherein you must continue the adventures of Six in a new dangerous location. Developed by Tarsier Studios, this suspenseful horror game is the sequel to Little Nightmares and features a new protagonist who teams up with the first game’s protagonist to survive the all-new enemies out to get them. There are new gameplay mechanics, as well, and the lore of this series gets expanded further.
Is Little Nightmares 2 a sequel or prequel?
Little Nightmares is a popular puzzle-platformer horror adventure game developed by Tarsier Studios and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment in 2017. You as a little girl in a yellow raincoat named Six. She wants to escape the Maw, a mysterious vessel that has imprisoned dozens of human children and is now serving vile creatures boarding it. The game also spawned a successful DLC pack and a mobile game prequel titled Very Little Nightmares.
This time, Six’s story continues, but she’s no longer the main character. In Little Nightmares II, you play as Mono, a little boy wearing a paper bag on his head. Mono eventually meets Six the further he goes, and the two will team up to take on the horrors that the new Residents of this place bring. Playing as this new character, you can now fight back against smaller enemies by picking up melee weapons.
In this game, gone are the swaying metallic floors of the monstrous Maw. Now you are in a vast land where you can explore both the outdoors and the desolate buildings of this strange new world. The map is twice as big as the first game, but the iconic creepy atmosphere is still there. There are various puzzles you have to solve, but everything always feels rewarding as you explore around.
A great continuation
All in all, Little Nightmares II brings in so many new things to the series but still retains the classic elements that made the original title a popular horror game in the first place. It’s not like a lot of most horror games, however, as it doesn’t hold your hand much when it comes to the game mechanics. You will mostly learn them on your own, and there is a heavy emphasis on exploration.