Background of Little Nightmares: Six edition
Little Nightmares is a horror/platformer/stealth hybrid game from the Swedish developer Tarsier Studios. The game was launched in April 2017 and was generally well received. I bought the collector’s edition, named Little Nightmares: Six Edition in this instance, for pc on launch day together with my waifu, Nadia. We played it together and recorded every bit of it, which you can witness right here if you fancy some wacky entertainment.
This is a cheap collector’s edition being that it was only around 16 USD more expensive than the regular edition. This means that while it’s light on content and quality it will not be as much of a con as if the price tag was at a more regular CE-level.
Width 14 cm, Height 20 cm, Depth 7,5 cm
DKK: 299,- | EUR: 40 | USD: 48 | GBP: 37
*Please note that I worked with Danish prices at the time and all the prices are based on this. Denmark is VERY expensive with their video games, so keep that in mind.
Little Nightmares: Six Edition is one of the smaller collector’s editions. It’s about the same size as other game’s limited editions or special editions. The box has a window in the front reminiscent of a metal door with bars through which you can see the main character Six. On the back, you can see all the relevant information and system requirements.
The build quality of Little Nightmares: Six Edition is nothing special. It’s a thin cardboard sleeve over a similar box. The sleeve contains all the information and the inner box has a more clean look. It will get plus points for making the plastic window to simulate a door with bars.
The art of the box is simple but effective. It is designed as a heavy metal box with a barred door. Through the bars on the door, you can see the figurine of Six inside. The figure is held in place with a plastic holder formed to hold her in place. It looks pretty cool to add storytelling to the design of the box but the result is also simple and a bit boring.
If you want to get the full effect out of displaying your Six Edition on the shelf you have to keep the Six figurine inside the box. Because without her the whole point of the design falls flat. I really like the figurine and have it placed on a shelf by itself and that leaves a box simulating a metal prison with nothing inside. A pity. However, if you want to keep Six locked up it’s quite a cool display piece.
The main character of Little Nightmares is the skinny girl; Six. She is only wearing a long yellow raincoat (And in fact white short, according to this figure) and bare feet. Her head is a bit over proportioned as the game’s art direction dictates. She has her hair down over her eyes, though you can see them when looking in beneath the hood as narrow, unpainted eyes. There is good detail work on her coat and they have made some shading with wash paint to highlight them.
Six holds a little Zippo lighter in her outstretched right hand, reminiscent of her ingame version. The flame (and her entire hand in fact) is made from clear plastic to simulate a real flame with grades of orange. The figurine is glued on to a gray, circular plate with the logo of the game molded in the bottom.
All in all, it’s a very fine figurine and the likeness of Six is really well achieved. This is no high-end statue but considering the price I’m really satisfied with the execution.
Quality 8/10 Considering the price, the size and the likeness of the character this is a really neat little figure.
Relevance 9/10 If the main character is not a good choice for a figure I’m not sure what is. Though I would have loved one of the bad guys as well, Six is a fine choice in her iconic stance.
I must admit that stickers are not my favorite inclusion in a collector’s box. To me, they are a cheap addition and I never use them. However, I know other people think differently. Even my own wife stickers everything…
This tiny sheet holds 7 stickers where 6 of them captures situations from within the game. I won’t go into detail about who is who because of potential spoilers but most of the characters of the game are here. They all look fine and all, but this item still strikes me as bland.
Quality 3/10 This is a cheap addition that mostly just adds another line of content to the promotional material.
Relevance 5/10 I admit the characters of Little Nightmares are represented on these stickers. And they do indeed stick. But who cares to be honest?
The next piece of content for the Six Edition is this small comic. It has the same size as a DVD case and has impressive 12 pages of content. To be honest this is mostly an advertisement for the real comics that can be bought at your local comic pusher. Apparently, there is a whole series of these in the works.
I really like the art style they made for telling this story. The use of contrast and colors are exceptional. The story is mainly an entry into the game and quickly show the prominent characters.
Quality 4/10 It’s cheap, made from thin glossy paper. Hopefully, the ‘real’ comics has a better feel.
Relevance 6/10 It is relevant to hype the story of the game, but let’s be honest. This is an advertisement for a separately bought product.
As much as I love posters I really dislike the folded ones where you will always be able to see the lines over the motive. I understand that it’s hard – if not impossible – to add a tunnel folded poster but the alternative is not something I value.
Quality 5/10 Thin and flimsy paper, but the motive is quite good.
Relevance 7/10 The art style of the game is really original so it is relevant to show off the art.
The cover is basically the regular one sans the barcode. Nothing to see here, move on folks.
This is a weird collector’s edition to score. Firstly most of the content is pretty low quality except the figurine which, however, is really small. Secondly, it is a really really cheap collector’s edition. You get all the content for only about 16 USD more than the regular edition.
With that in mind, this IS a pretty good buy. Considering collector’s figurines with the same size as Six she makes the package worth it. If you stumble into a Little Nightmares: Six Edition do not hesitate to buy it while it’s available outside of eBay.
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