Total Gamerscore: 2200G
Difficulty to Complete: 7/10 (2/10 for 2000G)
Estimated Completion Time: 10-15 Hours (Please see disclaimer at the bottom)
Little Nightmares is the debut release from Tarsier Studios, gaining recognition for its original concept and dark, obscure premise. It is a stellar outing that combines good platforming with creepy characters, a superb environment and a never-ending feeling of dread that will surely chill your bones as you run, crawl and slide your way to safety from the nightmares that lurk within “The Maw”. It is absolutely one of the best platformers to grace this generation of consoles, even if its controls are slightly clunky, and sits up there with the genre greats such as Limbo, Inside and Unravel.
Regarding achievement difficulty, it’s a mixed bag. Even the least experienced platformers should be able to obtain 800G quite easily, but earning the full 1000G is rather difficult because of 1 achievement which requires a speed run of 1 hour or less without dying. Although absolutely doable with practice and persistence, this will be the sole achievement that determines whether you'll earn 100% or not. Fear not, for all will be covered.
Playthrough 1 (Overview):
This playthrough will be our completionist playthrough, dedicated to earning every achievement except Hard to the Core. If you wish to play through the game for fun first then feel free to do so, then come back and follow this guide. This walkthrough will presume that you haven't played the game before Playthrough 1.
Note: Found by VoodooInfinity: Although all collectibles can be earned over multiple playthroughs, there is 1 at the end of Start of Chapter 4 that can be difficult via Chapter select because of the way the game splits its sections up, and requires you begin at the Start of Chapter 3. I'll make full note of this during the guide, although if the guide is followed front to back you will not miss a thing anyway.
We shall be earning 12 of the 13 achievements:
- 5 unmissable story-related achievements
Little lost things sometimes find their way home.
- 4 highly missable (but easy) misc. achievements (all of which are secret)
You'd jump even higher if you knew what slept there!
So many keys, yet none to unlock your cage!
The recipe is complete, the feast will be divine.
Hey sneaky rat, how do you keep slipping away?
- 3 collectible-related achievements (hugging all gnomes, breaking all geisha dolls, lighting 20 lanterns)
Little vandal, little beast, The Maw will punish you at the feast.
Playthrough 2+ (Overview):
We shall be ascertaining the 13th and final achievement during this playthrough(s)
Much, much more information is to be given re: the achievement, so for the help skip to Hard to the Core Walkthrough.
Completion Time Disclaimer:
Time for completion is more difficult to judge in this game compared to most. On average I’d say it would take approx. 10-15 hours. It personally took me 3 attempts to land “Hard to the Core”. For you, it could be longer, or shorter, time depending on your skill.
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