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Video GameLittle Misfortune Review
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 14 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, @JonahMonaghan and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Little Misfortune is a dark adventure where you play a small girl called, Misfortune, who, guided by a voice in her head, seeks the prize of eternal happiness for her mother. It's played side-on and unfolds a narrative about the girl's family as you make choices and complete challenges, like fixing a vase or playing Whac-A-Mole.

It's set in 1993, when 8-year-old Misfortune Ramirez Hernandez lives alone with her parents in the outskirts of the fictional town of Openfields, Sweden. Amidst a dysfunctional home, we discover that this is the day we will die, but that if we play the game we will earn happiness for our mother.

"There is no right or wrong, only consequences," says the narrator as we take on the challenge. Through twists and turns we learn more about her family, and have a window into a child's eye view of her experience of this. We walk in the shoes of a young protagonist who has minimal power to effect the world or the plot.

It's a chance to face the disconnection between what children deserve in life and what many of them have in reality. But also, we discover how resilient the young girl is in her innocent hope, and how she is drawn to both the morbid and the charming. In spite of everything, she keeps getting up, and trying again, which makes it all the more poignant.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 18/11/2019

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure (Narrative, Point-and-Click and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 15 features

Developer: Kill Monday Games (@KillMondayGames)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 2 hours and 4 hours to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

PEGI 16 for Drugs and Strong Language.

CostsCosts

Little Misfortune usually costs £5.99 to £17.99.
 

Little Misfortune

XBox Store Xbox One £16.74
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
Steam Store PC £15.49
Switch Store Switch £17.99
Steam Store Mac £15.49
App Store iOS £5.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

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