When I completed Supermassive Games’ ghost ship horror adventure Man of Medan, back in March, I was desperate for more.
In fact, I’ve always wanted more from the British video game developers. Since fighting for the virtual lives of the characters in Until Dawn (2015), I’ve awaited their new releases like a vampire waiting for blood.
It stands to reason that, when they finally announced the next installment from the eight-part Dark Pictures Anthology would be released on the eve of Halloween, I would book the entire day off work to play it.
And, since all Supermassive Games are best-played in co-op mode, I convinced my fiance and siblings-in-law to trade a holiday day for a fright night, too - perhaps underestimating the effect horror games might have on people who don’t seek out scares for fun.
I mean, on the surface, Little Hope doesn’t seem all that spooky. It’s a character-driven survival adventure in which a creative writing class’ field trip veers - literally - off course after their bus crashes in the New England town of ‘Little Hope’.