Little Nightmares, the gritty puzzle platformer from LittleBigPlanet Vita developer Tarsier Studios, has turned in a dream performance, with reviews universally recommending the harrowing release. We've yet to get our hands on pre-release code, but you can expect plenty of coverage here over the coming days. In the meantime, here are some choice quotes from around the web based on the PC version.
Eurogamer - Recommended
Media Molecule protégé Tarsier turns in a masterpiece of meat and malice, swiftly consumed but with a lingering aftertaste.
Video Gamer - 9/10
Little Nightmares is frightening, in a way that gets under your skin. A way that whispers in your ear that you won't sleep well tonight. Little Nightmares takes things you were afraid of when you were a kid, and reminds you you're still afraid now.
Polygon - 8.5/10
Little Nightmares worked its way into my dreams because it's just bright enough, just safe enough to make me let my guard down. The game isn't always successful at balancing some game design fundamentals. But when the lights went out, it left me remembering that, really, I'm just a small thing in a dangerous world myself.
Destructoid - 8.5/10
Little Nightmares could use better pacing, perhaps more build-up in the first chapter, but even in its calmer moments it retains your interest with its macabre world and simple yet goosebumps-inducing gameplay. You constantly feel like a crippled gazelle limping around a lion's den. I'm excited to watch others play and panic the way I did.
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