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In war, not everyone is a soldier:
This War Of Mine: The Little Ones provides a gritty and thought provoking experience of war through the perspective of a group of civilians that are trying to survive.
Even in war: kids are still kids:
New to PC comes the storyline of children- protect & care for them as they continue to live in the war torn landscape as only children can. Teach & educate, and form emotional bonds, as you fight to survive and prevail through this unique narrative.
• A realistic and engaging experience inspired by real-life events
• Make unforgiving & emotional repercussive, life-or-death decisions
• Craft items such as weaponry, beds, stoves, toys & more
• Tackle randomised or pre-defined scenarios or even create your own scenarios and characters!
• Experience war through the eyes of a child with the introduction of child survivors
This War of Mine has an interesting take on survival games by putting the player not against zombies, or the wilderniss, but against human nature. You begin with three survivors in a city under siege during a civil war, supplies are running low and they just arrived at an abandonned building. This will be their holdout for the war.
Draconian choices like leaving his kid alone to go get food or wait for a miracle. Introducing children into the game is not just an extra difficulty, seeing a child play and laughing in the house helps to boost everyone's spirits. You will have to craft toys for the child to have fun. You can also learn to cook, use rat traps, create filters, ... ? It takes to trips, as at the launch of the game;)
As DLC goes, this is a small but enjoyable addition to the game. It spikes up the difficulty quite a bit with the addition of kids and adds a few minor tweaks to the presentation and cosmetics of the overall game. It's simple and does what it advertises to do, even if the price tag is a little steep for such a tiny amount of content. But, hell, I like the devs and I've been following This War of Mine since release, so I'll support them for this.
This dlc adds more depth and complexity to a game already wrought with tough choices and sadness! The addition of children is more than a gimmick, it's an entirely new gameplay mechanic with it's own risks and rewards. Most of all, it tests your empathy and humanity to the limit. Throughout my play through with the dlc, I found myself wanting to protect these children, using them less and less. The mere thought of having to use children to survive was extremely saddening! This dlc is truly worth it's asking price!
This War of Mine's The Little Ones DLC adds in the content that was added to the console versions of the game, the scenario customization were already added to the PC version in a previous patch. This DLC adds a few new characters, premade scenarios, and six different child characters that you might have to take care of. You are only able to have one child character staying with your survivors. To take care of the kids you will need to feed them, build them things, and play with them, if the kid is happy it can help raise the spirits of the others staying in your shelter. You are able to teach the kids how to preform simple tasks such as cooking, collecting water, or setting traps other than that there gameplay significance is going to come from their interactions with the adults. The kids are not able to die, they might just disappear or be taken away by one of the adults trying to get them somewhere safer, removing some of the realism from the game. There are no new locations added with the DLC. What this game needed the most is more options, to make locations more dangerous, more interactions among your people, a wider sense of community from other survivors, more events with random things that can happen instead of always a pre set good thing when you agree to help people, etc. What The Little Ones adds helps a bit with interactions between your people but it mostly just adds another aspect to the game that feels like it needs to be more fleshed out. It does give you more options for the game but if you haven't been playing the game it isn't much of a reason to return to it.
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