Little Misfortune Review

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Posted: 6 months ago.

Author: Andy 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.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 16+, ESRB MATURE 17+

Release Date: 18/11/2019

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS.

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Puzzle.

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 2 hours and 4 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

This game is free with Origin Access.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

PEGI 16 with drugs and strong language.

ESRB MATURE 17+ for Blood, Partial Nudity, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Drugs, Violence.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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