Saturday, 17 March 2018 17:33

REVIEW: Little Nightmares: The Residence DLC (Xbox One)

Written by StacefaceMayhem
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Finally, the last chapter has dropped, and boy am I excited. If you've read any of my previous reviews, me and scary games, DO NOT mix. I don’t have the stomach or the nerve. So why might you say I am excited? Because after nervously playing through the little, indie game “Little Nightmares” by Tasier Studios, last year, it was easily my horror game of 2017. It had style, riveting game play and atmospheric chills.

The last chapter in this three-part DLC called “The Residence” and follows the final adventures of our protagist the gloomily named “The Runaway Kid’ as he climbs and solves problems in the depths of the gruesome boat the Maws, looking for his freedom. With only your torch as a weapon, he once again has to traverse the deep, dark corridors avoiding the infamous and menacing ‘The Lady’ amongst other new, nightmare - inducing characters.

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The gameplay is the same as before, solving puzzles with switches and objects strewn about the environments. I found in this chapter that the puzzles and their objectives were more challenging than previous instalments, so I found more satisfaction in solving them than I earlier had. This is a game that is heavily focussed on platforming but this is often integrated into the riddles that need to be solved to progress, so it doesn’t feel to excessive.

Just when you are getting into this chapter, the game concludes after about a hourish of game play. While the ending is a satisfying one, with a tease after the end credits too boot, the short run time made me actually feel sad it was over.

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Upon reflection, this DLC was a frightening joyride from start to finish despite being short. It kept with the eerie, depressive, detailed environments which it is so well-known for. These environments ooze with character and horrifying charm, that you can’t help but fall in love with them. Will it isn’t gory horror, it is panic inducing, dark and psychological which at times I think is worse. This content is well worth the asking price of $13.45 for the expansion pass, this is one content you MUST have if you enjoy the original.

Read my views on the original “Little Nightmares” here: https://tinyurl.com/yc6p9ngs 

Read my thoughts on the previous chapters of the DLC “Little Nightmares: Secret of the Maw” here: https://tinyurl.com/ybkacbrs 


 

Additional Info

  • Review Score: 5.0 / 5.0
  • Release Date: Out Now
  • Platform: PS4, XBOX ONE, Nintendo Switch
  • Developer: Tarsier Studios
  • Genre: Indie, Adventure, Puzzle