The Depths is the first chapter into Little Nightmare’s expansion, Secret of The Maw. In the game, you are put into the shoes of The Runaway Kid, one of the many child prisoners in the Maw. Like Six, you will be tasked with only one single objective – to escape the Maw.
One interesting thing that will be noticed is that The Runaway Kid’s escapade is actually around the same time period as Six’s journey! Even though the new chapter mostly takes place in other sections of the Maw, there are several areas that will be familiar to players. Furthermore, furniture that were fastened down or hanging on the ceiling may seem to be an artistic choice by the developers at first. In The Depths, it is found out that the rooms seemed to be often flooded, thus the need to secure the furniture in place.
The first chapter of the Secret of The Maw also ends satisfyingly by tying everything back to the main game. If you have not played the main game, Little Nightmare, do check out our review here.
Like the main game, the developers also managed to recreate a hair-raising atmosphere throughout the entire DLC chapter. This is done through featuring an unnerving soundtrack, that is also coupled with an unknown yet frightening Granny – who is lurking about in the deep depths of the murky water.
+ Short but sweet
+ Ties in with the main story
+ Great atmosphere as expected
+ Spooky Granny
+ New focus around flooded maps
– Noticeable lag in a single map (might be patched)