Supermassive Games' The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope scored big at last night's TIGA Awards 2021, winning two prizes including the most coveted one, the Game of the Year award.
A surprising choice, to be sure, even though Chris praised last year's entry in the anthology horror series. His review rated The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope 8.5 out of 10, with the following summary:
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope takes the Supermassive Games formula and improves on the previous outing, Man of Medan, in so many ways. With a more interesting story, a strong set of characters, the masterful building of atmosphere and more, you're going to be left on the edge of your seat while playing through this story. The excellent branching narrative, as well as multiplayer options also increase the gameplay value exponentially. This still isn't perfect, the sloth-like movements of characters can be annoying later on and some QTE's are annoyingly cheap, but this is still a brilliant game, one I would recommend to anybody.
Here's the full list of TIGA Awards 2021 winners, by the way.
BEST ARCADE GAME: Team 17 (publisher) and Studio Koba (developer): Narita Boy.
BEST RECRUITMENT AGENCY: Aardvark Swift.
BEST QA/LOCALISATION PROVIDER: PTW.
BEST CASUAL GAME: Trailmix: Love and Pies.
HERITAGE IN GAMES AWARD: Dovetail Games: Trains Sim World 2.
BEST EDUCATIONAL/SERIOUS/SIMULATION GAME: BBC Bitesize/Mobile Pie: BBC Bitesize History Detectives.
BEST TECHNICAL INNOVATION: Panivox.
BEST AUDIO DESIGN: Square Enix: NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…
BEST ROLE PLAYING GAME: Variable State: Last Stop.
BEST ACTION AND ADVENTURE GAME: Sony Interactive Entertainment/Insomniac Games: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
DIVERSITY AWARD: Payload Studios: Tentacle Zone Incubator.
CREATIVITY AWARD: State of Play: South of the Circle.
BEST EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION: The University of Portsmouth.
BEST SOCIAL GAME: Supermassive Games: The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope.
BEST AUDIO SERVICES SUPPLIER: Side.
BEST STRATEGY GAME: Creative Assembly: Total War: WARHAMMER II.
BEST PUBLISHER: Sony Interactive Entertainment.
BEST TAX AND ACCOUNTANCY FIRM: MMP Tax.
OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP: Jason Falcus, COO Kwalee.
BEST VR/AR GAME: Rebellion: Sniper Elite VR.
BEST ART/ANIMATION/TRAILER SUPPLIER: Atomhawk.
BEST PUZZLE GAME: Out of the Blue Games: Call of the Sea.
BEST EDUCATION INITIATIVE AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT: Ubisoft.
BEST LEGAL SERVICES PROVIDER: Stevens & Bolton LLP.
BEST VISUAL DESIGN: Sony Interactive Entertainment: Returnal.
BEST SERVICES PROVIDER: Liquid Crimson.
BEST SMALL STUDIO: XR Games.
BEST LARGE STUDIO: Kwalee.
OUTSTANDING EMPLOYER AWARD 2021: Dovetail Games.
OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL AWARD: Jake Habgood, Director of Education partnership at Sumo Group.
GAME OF THE YEAR: Supermassive Games: The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope.