War is never good, and you get to experience that with This War of Mine: The Little Ones. If you’re thinking that this is another war-based shooter like that of the Call of Duty titles wherein you take down all your enemies with guns blazing, then it’s not like that. This is a game wherein you have to survive using your wits and smarts. There are no missiles, no storming beachheads, and no falling bombs either. There are time wherein you have to shoot or stab someone, but that is not the core essence of the game. This is a fight for survival at its core.
This War of Mine: The Little Ones Tells You the Horrors of Escaping a Battlefield
In This War of Mine: The Little Ones, your ultimate goal is none other than to survive. This means that you have to search for food to keep everyone from dying from hunger. You should also protect yourself from other scavengers that have other motives in mind. It may become repetitive, but this may be what developers 11-Bit Studios are trying to portray for their game. It is a videogame wherein every decision counts. Make one wrong move and it may very well be your last.
Most of the action can be found inside an abandoned establishment which does offer some support against the harsh elements. The building also offers adept space for you to build a basic home. You can expand your “home” buy digging out rubble and clearing spaces. You may even get to discover some secrets lying beneath them.
This War of Mine: The Little Ones (PS4 and Xbox One) is a simulation on how you can survive while living amidst a war. As such, you will have to think about building beds and chairs to provide what little comfort you can provide to your residents. Furthermore, you should also think about having a stove for meals and other necessities.
Playing the game will keep you occupied for quite a while. You will build a home, find ways to grow food and collect water, while keeping everyone comfortable. However, it will soon dawn on you that this game has no end. Think about it as playing the Sims but in a dreary environment. But this kind of repetitiveness may be the kind you’re looking for. Think of it as getting hooked in a TV series and you tell yourself “one more episode,” only to realize that it’s 4 in the morning. This game will do that to you as you keep telling yourself, “one more night.”
Despite the bleak environment, This War of Mine: The Little Ones is an absolute joy to play. It is one of those games that will keep you hooked for a good number of hours, days, or even weeks.