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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
The Little Ones is a nice addition to the base game. It basically adds a higher difficulty level with new scenarios, where you also have to take care of the children. At the beginning, they are just a burden, but as you progress through the game, you can teach them to craft, cook, make traps, etc. You can't send them to scavenge, but if you treat them right, they will always welcome you on your way back, saying how happy they are to see you, and how they missed you. They simply add this next layer of "feel factor" to the game, where your priorities change from just surviving, to making the children as happy as you can. While the initial price was was qutie high for such a small addition, the new ?3.49 price is much more friendlier, and for the current ?1,75 there really isn't a good reason not to buy this DLC.
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!
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