From the creators of Henry Hatsworth and World of Goo comes the delightful DLC with a lot of creativity and personality — Little Inferno. The concept is simple: burn things, get coins, burn more things. To the credit of the Tomorrow Corporation, they have managed to make these simple tasks addictive. Before I knew it, I had been playing for a half hour vacillating between laughter and sitting, mouth agape.
I have seen a lot of questions in the WiiU/Little Inferno Community asking: is it worth the price? Truthfully, it’s hard to say mostly because it’s not a game in a traditional sense. It’s more of an exercise in gameplay — like an experiment with a sweet story (which is no surprise once you learn that the creators of the game are responsible for the Experimental Gameplay Project). For the majority of the game, you are looking at your little inferno, adding items, and watching them burn. The more items you burn, the more coins and stamps you get, the more items/catalogs you unlock. Part of the game’s addictive nature comes from burning items together to try and make a combo from a specified list. Successfully creating combos will not only make for some interesting flames, but for more coins and stamps as well. In a lot of ways, Little Inferno is simplistic. But it’s fun, as the game has a dark, macabre sense of humor that is balanced by your charming little neighbor.
So, is it worth it? I think it would be a better deal at half the price since it isn’t a very long game time-wise. Should you buy it? Yes, especially if you’re looking for an experience rather than another game to power through. I’m hesitant to say more because I really don’t want to spoil it for anyone interested in playing. I think part of the game’s charm is being surprised by it. Currently, Little Inferno is available as DLC for the WiiU and Windows. Check out Little Inferno here.
- Keep the sound on, especially when burning items to get the full gameplay experience!