When a thin-bodied creature in a yellow hood, not exceeding the height of a chair leg, runs along a dark corridor, when it lifts the door key with both hands like a weight, whet it fights with a lady in a mask of a kabuki theater, associations rush through your head. Fairy tales from childhood and forgotten fears of the night darkness become real. You’re not scared, it’s more like spooky. As if the horror stories that kids tell each other at night turned out to be true and the “black-black house” really existed. Little Nightmares 2 turns you into a child, briefly brings back the psychology that you dealt with with the help of books and scientific knowledge. But you can’t get rid of the experience you have acquired – you still remain an adult, you reflect. You see no danger in dark rooms. And this effect of a double glance, in which you are both a child and an adult, gives Little Nightmares 2 a completely unique atmosphere. Indeed, it managed to combine the incompatible: cruelty, naturalism and rudeness are placed in a fairy-tale context in which any monster must be an enchanted prince. When Sixth (the main character) falls into the clutches of monsters, the scenes of the alleged murder are cut out. Or maybe there was no fatal outcome at all, and the girl managed to get out and run away? After falling from a height or being struck by electricity, she returns to the checkpoint and stands up, as if someone carefully carried her body back. Or she just had a terrible dream… You feel uneasy not because of the dangerous environment, but, on the contrary, because of ignorance of what is under the yellow hood of the Sixth. From the very beginning, you find yourself in a situation where nothing is clear. Complete ignorance, on the one hand, forces you to build hypotheses. On the other, it creates an ambience of alarming mystery. The personality of the heroine is almost a pure abstraction. What is happening can be interpreted as a metaphor for anything. The story won’t fill the holes step by step. Because there is no integral plot as such, and you understand from the very beginning that the alpha and omega of this performance remains obscure. Play Little Nightmares 2 online and savor this subtle creepiness!