Little Inferno

Little Inferno

Lostedge Jan 6, 2013 @ 10:28am
Not really even a game ...
So basically this is what you do in this game: You burn objects in a fireplace and they drop coins. You buy more objects, burn them and try to find combinations. Sometimes you get a mail from your neighbour with few sentences written to them, and maybe even something new to burn. When you have found enough combinations, you can buy a catalogue with new items to use in combos.

If you expect similar experience than what you got in World Of Goo, you will be disappointed. Only thing common is the artwork, and maybe similar storytelling style. Most of the combinations are easy to figure, and the gameplay portion of Little Inferno is rather short and empty. When you have burned item once and seen the fireworks there is seldom no other reason to burn it than finding combos.

Currently this game is priced 8.99€, and in my opinion it is overpriced. It takes about two hours to finish it and it has little replay value. If you will return to this game, it is either to burn lot of different kinds of junk in fireplace for the heck of it or just to finish the game with "hug coupon". When you know all the combos beforehand there is very little to do anymore.

What about the story? Some people say that this game has the most amazing story ever written in human history. Yes, this game has a message in the end. I am not going to ruin the message, but unlike others I will disagree that this plot is the work of Tolstoy.

Who would I recommend this game? These kinds of games are ideals for tablets and touchscreens. So if you have a tablet or Ipad2 I recommend getting this on them. If you like sandbox and fidgeting games like GMod, Terraria, Kerbal Space Station or such then this game might suit your needs. Though there is very little building in this game, and those who have accustomed to freedom mentioned in previous game won`t be satisfied.

(EDITED: as gaming is serious business and getting "I will kill you, if you don`t like this game" -threats)

Last edited by Lostedge; Apr 15, 2013 @ 10:58am
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[HD] Esuerre Jan 6, 2013 @ 1:31pm 
I truly disagree with you.
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ZSNO Jan 6, 2013 @ 2:07pm 
You didn't play the game very much did you
The Pass Button Jan 6, 2013 @ 2:07pm 
I bought it on sale, played it all in 5 hours while watching football and was pleased. Did you finish it? It takes a "portal" style turn.

I reccommend it.
Last edited by The Pass Button; Jan 6, 2013 @ 2:07pm
The Pass Button Jan 6, 2013 @ 2:12pm 
I think I paid $7.50. Price of a decent cocktail. Not bad for a few hours of entertainment and curiosity. Plus it will be a fun game to leave open when friends are over to wait to see who else starts to go "ohhh...." while playing.
You need to look deeper...
monkyyy Jan 6, 2013 @ 3:03pm 
finish the game
My friend gave me the game as a gift and I've loved every minute of it. How could you not have a blast just burning things. Specially seeing how things burn differently.
Dr. Mario Jan 7, 2013 @ 1:16am 
Wow you have looked at this game all wrong, to be honest i wouldent buy this game for the gameplay alone, the story is enough to win me over even though burning stuff in a fireplace is fun as hell, near the end the story gets amazing and has a massive deep meaning!
Lavenders2 Jan 7, 2013 @ 6:49am 
Finish the game. Learn the true meaning of this game, or more or less learn what it truly is.

You must finish this game to get your moneys worth from it. When you finally end the game, you will wonder where all the time went.
Elijah Jan 7, 2013 @ 7:13am 
Play to the end of the game, and get smart...
BRACK/MOUTH Jan 7, 2013 @ 6:22pm 
With your logic, Garry's Mod and Little Inferno are one in the same.
Laughing Wolf Jan 7, 2013 @ 11:05pm 
I've paid twice as much for movies half as long with half as deep a story.

And nowhere near as meaningful a message.
Last edited by Laughing Wolf; Jan 7, 2013 @ 11:05pm
Squirtle Jan 7, 2013 @ 11:15pm 
I hope you're just joking... If not - what is wrong with you?
Last edited by Squirtle; Jan 7, 2013 @ 11:15pm
Lostedge Jan 7, 2013 @ 11:49pm 
Originally posted by Chanted Slanted Tarantula:
With your logic, Garry's Mod and Little Inferno are one in the same.

Not really. Garry`s mod description tells me what it is:"Garry's Mod is a physics sandbox. Unlike regular games there aren't any predefined aims or goals. We give you the tools and leave you to play." Also Garry`s mod has games within a game.

Little inferno does not tell much in its description.

Originally posted by Laughing Wolf:
I've paid twice as much for movies half as long with half as deep a story. And nowhere near as meaningful a message.


Originally posted by Traci:
I hope you're just joking... If not - what is wrong with you?

What is wrong with you? Just if you like something does not mean everyone should like the same things. Most of you basically say that the game is good because it has "good and meaningful ending". Ending alone does not make any game the best game ever. Waiting for mail to arrive for 2 minutes is not fun.

Just because you didn't get (or more likely didn't want to get) the meaning of this masterpiece, doesn't mean others will not. Topic is meaningless.
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