Maybe most of you who read my blog will wonder as to why I chose Little Inferno for my next review? After all, from that trailer you can completely see that Little Inferno is only about burning things and all. But what is Little Inferno?
Little Inferno is what you see on the trailer. You’ll have to burn everything, gain money from it, and burn more money using the new stuff you bought.. But then why did I even bother playing it? I’m not into games where you don’t have a good story line, right? That’s where I went wrong. At first, I thought Little Inferno is just an interactive fireplace. But as I proceed unlocking new catalog, I realize that Little Inferno is more than an interactive fireplace. It is an interactive emotional fireplace.
What you have to do in the game is so simple it might kill you to do so.
Everything in this game burns beautifully. With certain items, you can change how the fire acts. Example is when you burn a game disk from long ago, the fire will turns into pixels. Or when you burn all cans of soda in one time, the fire will turns bright blue.
“But you said it’s an emotional interactive fireplace! I don’t see how is it emotional at all!”
Hold your horses, please.
As you burn things you bought with the money you got by burning other things, you will sometimes receive a letter. These letters are the only things for you to get going with the stories.
There are 3 types of letter. The first one is letter from a lady that works in “Tomorrow Corporation”. The second one is the letter from a girl that lives near you. The last is a letter from the Weather guy, telling weather forecast.
All those letter types are what will engage you with the beautiful world of Little Inferno. Those letters are cheerful, sad, wicked, and you mention what emotion you could name. With each letter, you can actually have an imaginable bond with character you never saw. You will then knew that there are things out there aside of your little fireplace.
Apart from thinking of how to solve all those challenge combo, the longer you play the games, the more you think of what this games actually means. You will have to think about what each letter means, trying to remember what certain letter told you about, or you can just read it and burn it.
Play it until the end, you will realize that this game actually has hidden meaning. That this game actually has a better writing than most hi-budget game nowadays. The last time I felt this choked in the end was when I was playing To The Moon (You should also play it, in case you haven’t).
You may count Little Inferno as a Toilet Game kind of games where you can play while laying down, and such. But then, Little Inferno has something that most toilet-game don’t. A great writing. I would really suggest you play it. If anything, Little Inferno burns deep into your memory, your heart, and whatever left in your humanity. It will left you thinking about what you did all this time. It burns, it’s bright, and it’s warm.
Final Score: 9/10.
Where can I get it?
You can always buy the games on the developer website for $10.