Having missed out on the original, though certainly having heard its praises, I walked into Little Nightmares 2 with next to no pre-knowledge aside from knowing to expect a creepy tone. Without the ability to contrast it against the original I can’t speak to how it holds up, but what I will say is that, on the whole, it is a well-crafted and very atmospheric action adventure with a spirit in line with classic cinematic adventures that I love. While there’s no dialogue you easily get a sense of the situation given the dark and ominous look of your surroundings and the pretty evil enemies you’ll encounter. You’ll spend the majority of your time either exploring or trying to elude capture or death, and that will require a mix of being stealthy, some problem-solving, and a bit of periodic violence as well. While it may not have the same clever narrative hook the likes of a title like Inside and others this is a well-crafted and quite gorgeous title that performs quite well on Switch and will engross you over its handful of hours.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.7]