Metzli Mar 15, 2013 @ 10:43am
So...what is the gameplay like?
I'm interested in the game, but I can't see anything here that actually tells much about what the gameplay is like. Can anyone explain a bit without spoiling the game too much? Thanks.
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Sajun Mar 15, 2013 @ 11:39am 
The gameplay is very simple... You're given items to put in a fireplace, and your mouse-cursor is essentially a fire-starter when you click the left mouse button. You then burn various items. As you burn various items the storyline comes along. You also get to watch random items explode, burn, heat up, etc in various different ways, which is kinda amusing, but not entirely the point of the game.

Take some time, and actually put the effort in, and don't think that first five minutes of gameplaying is all that there is to the game. It *may* be all that there is to the gameplay, however.
DariusOne Mar 15, 2013 @ 11:40am 
The gameplay?

You drag and drop items from your inventory to the fireplace. Then you press and hold the right mouse button to set them on fire. After burning you get money from those items(which you have to click to collect). Then from the store you buy more items to your inventory. Start from beginning with a bit more money to buy more expensive items.

That isn´t quite everything tho. Different items take different times to arrive from the store to your inventory, so later in the game you will have to wait a minute or two for the items to arrive after buying them. You also have a big list with 2+ items per mark you have to burn at the same time. This list has a small clue, some are pretty easy and some you have to try over and over hoping to find the correct combination.
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Metzli Mar 15, 2013 @ 1:34pm 
That's helpful. Thanks. Sounds kind of boring though. So since the reviews are pretty positive, I am assuming the plot and ambiance of the game make this simple process feel rewarding?
Son Goku Mar 15, 2013 @ 2:01pm 
you basicly burn read letters and earn coins for burning
DariusOne Mar 15, 2013 @ 2:13pm 
EDIT: apparently I feel like ranting ranting about this game. And since you already bought it feel free to ignore this post and my quite negative viewpoint until you´ve played it yourself.

Originally posted by Metzli:
That's helpful. Thanks. Sounds kind of boring though. So since the reviews are pretty positive, I am assuming the plot and ambiance of the game make this simple process feel rewarding?

The game has a singular very positively presented point and a bunch of small things all presented with very smart and intriguing dialoque. It does keep you going until the end. Little Inferno is very much like the same devs World of Goo, except(and this is somewhat coloured by my negative opinion of the game) World of Goo has 4 or 5 intriquing storyline whereas this game has one, and WoG also has excellent puzzling gameplay whereas gameplay in this one is indeed boring.

Actually spoiling the point doesn´t spoil much of the game since presentation is so much of the enjoyment. So read with your own discretion, the point the game makes is thatyou need to stop playing these kinds of game and go outside. It is presented in a very positive light, but that is still very much the exact point. So yeah I didn´t find that particularly great escpecially since there was/is so much more content in World of Goo, but apparently the mood and what dialoque is there is enough for ppl.

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BigSamSr Mar 16, 2013 @ 8:13am 
Looked interesting, read some reviews and watched the videos about it and now I am so confused. My son has it on his WiiU so will go by his place and try it there.
Tom Robinson Mar 16, 2013 @ 6:58pm 
Burn stuff.
Metzli Mar 17, 2013 @ 8:47am 
It was fun. A bit too boring if you actually wait the time for the things to arrive....I used cheat engine and just powered through the story.
sortaninja Mar 18, 2013 @ 9:04pm 
Originally posted by Metzli:
That's helpful. Thanks. Sounds kind of boring though. So since the reviews are pretty positive, I am assuming the plot and ambiance of the game make this simple process feel rewarding?

Part of the reason that I didn't find it overly boring was that it's just about the best that a fireplace simulator could ever be. It's like, there are genres of music I don't really like, but when I listen to the best songs in those genres, I still enjoy them. This is the best fireplace simulator you will ever play, and I mean that in a good way. :D

I completed the game with the standard ending (and minimum number of combos) and Steam says I spent 3 hours. I bought it on the recent sale, and I definitely feel like I got my money's worth.
flavorflavor1 Mar 19, 2013 @ 6:36pm 
willing to give a dota 2 early acces pass to anyone who gives me this game
Metzli Mar 19, 2013 @ 7:03pm 
I'll give you all 12 of mine. ...except I already bought it so not really.
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LN3000 Mar 19, 2013 @ 9:25pm 
If you're looking for tons of action or "gameplay" then you're probably going to be disappointed.
If you're open to a unique well-polished experience, full of charm, and packed with humor (albeitt some dark humor at times), then this is a very rewarding and fulfilling game.
S-YXG70 Mar 20, 2013 @ 9:30am 
Burn Stuff on a 2D plane using Semi-Realistic Fire Physics while following a vauge ambiguious narrative. Its Quirky, has a great soundtrack to boot.
Zander Mar 21, 2013 @ 8:01pm 
It is a very simple yet fun game, you sit in front of a fireplace and burn things. the only problem is how long you have to wait for the items that you wanna burn to be well, burnable. if your really interested and need to know what the gameplay is like check out youtube.com and search for mr360games little inferno he did a playthrough on it. I suggest watching the first 1 or 2 episodes so that there are no spoilers.
Koalas the Great Apr 6, 2013 @ 8:22am 
Simple gameplay, intriguing story, well polished. That's about it :)
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