REVIEW: Little Nightmares Secrets of the Maw - PS4
Updated: Aug 22, 2020
Even Littler Nightmares
Those of you who know me personally will know that I literally haven’t shut up about the fact that Little Nightmares has had new levels released in the form of DLC. The first level was released back in July 2017 and the finale of the new trilogy was released February 2018. I purchased my copy on the PlayStation store for around £8 which I really didn’t think was that bad considering you get 3 brand new levels that are around the same length as the ones found in the original game which I paid £15 for.
Secrets of the Maw runs parallel to the events of Little Nightmares, in fact towards the end of the final level we figure out that their stories actually intertwine through a horrible chain of events that I won’t spoil for everyone here. The gameplay is understandably the same as its predecessor asking for players to jump, climb, crouch and hide as they navigate around the Maw. However there are a few changes. First of all, there is no Six, not a playable version anyway. Six can be seen a few times throughout the game finding her way out of the Maw. This time around you play as ‘The Runaway Kid’ another child in the Maw who we really don’t know much about either.
I do need to talk about glitches though, I had a couple of minor problems with Little Nightmares and glitches but I believe I had even more with Secrets of the Maw! I wish I could remember back to my time playing the 1st level but it was so long ago, I don’t remember what my experience was with it. However, the second level I found beyond frustrating, I literally gave up on it and came back to it months later to then get stuck again! I may have just been doing it wrong every time but I’m convinced there was some kind of glitch preventing me from completing the level each time (sure Hope) but there was an update a few months after that I think fixed this so I managed to complete it in the end, right before the final level was released.
Honestly, I found playing this DLC pretty similar to playing the original Little Nightmares (my review of the original game can be found here on NOWO as well) not much had changed apart from a few faces and places. Perhaps it was because I played each level as they came out – months apart – but I can’t really remember a stand out point in the DLC, it all kind of blends into one. If you were a pretty avid fan of the original game, definitely pick up this DLC as it’s fairly cheap as well as more of what you love, however if you don’t really want to play the same game again, you’re probably not missing out on much by not playing Secrets of the Maw.
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