There is no right or wrong, only consequences. Is what you are told about the “rules” of the game from the rather sinister Mr. Voice. Little Misfortune is a spellbinding and memorable adventure game that is either going to have you on the edge of your seat or turn you off completely!
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The Game Review
The main character you play as, a little girl (Little Misfortune) is pretty heartbreaking. This little girl has been dealt a rather crappy hand in life and now she has a chance to make it better, but not for just herself, her mother. She is given the chance by a voice which she calls, Mr. Voice to win eternal happiness and she takes him up on his offer.
You may think that this is a point and click style adventure, but it is actually not. You go around each screen, interacting with objects and then making a decision. Sometimes the decision really does not matter, other times it can have major consequences. So, while it does sound like a point and click adventure game, it is not exactly like that.
You take this little girl to some very strange places and the whole game makes you feel very uneasy. However, you want to keep pushing forward as you really want to help make this troubled little should have some kind of happiness in her life. It is done very well and some of the stuff that the game throws your way is very hard-hitting.
I can see some people being turned off by some of the “humor” that the game has. It can be weird to have a poop joke and a scene about suicide be so close together, however, this could be how an eight-year-old would deal with it. Not to mention some of the things that Mr. Voice says to Little Misfortune are just flat out creepy and he only gets creepier and more sinister as the game goes.
This game is made by the people who made Fran Bow and it does apparently share similarities with that universe. For me, I took this as just a stand-alone game and I was very captivated by it all. You can throw glitter on things to make them more pleasant and this is done in a very clever way as it is like how an 8-year-old would make something that is scary, less scary.
I will be honest and say there is not a ton to the gameplay of this game. however, it is more about the experience and the story than the actual gameplay. That is what kept driving me forward and I am sure this is the same for a number of people too. On the flip side of that, I can see this being a game that some people just do not like and cannot get into.
If you like creepy, macabre and strange games give Little Misfortune a try. It is well made, has an interesting art style and the story is dark, gloomy and twisted. It is not a game for everyone, but it does have a free demo. If you are interested, stay away from videos online as the less that is spoiled the better and more memorable the experience will be for you.
- I love the twisted storybook kind of art style
- Lots of strange “pets” to interact with
- An interesting mix of gloominess, sadness, humor, and twistedness
- It is very easy to get into
- Some choices do actually matter
- Most certainly not a game if you are easily offended
- Not a lot to the actual gameplay