Gameplay-wise, The Little Acre is very simple. Usually with point and click adventures you have a mouse pointer to move your character around to a chosen spot on the screen, but instead, all your movement is controlled with the analog stick, adding a modern console feel to a genre that is more commonly found on PC. Typical to the genre, there is no combat so to speak. You will find yourself searching the environment for key items and clues to help you progress the story further. In my opinion, The Little Acre isn’t that difficult of a game, most puzzles are easily solved and there is even a hint system, though I never had a need to use it. And as far as gameplay length goes, it shouldn’t take more than three hours to complete, there is even a speedrun achievement for completing it in under an hour. These two factors combined make The Little Acre a perfectly accessible title for all types of players, especially those of you who would love to experience the excellent narrative of a point and click adventure, but without the mind-boggling puzzles.
Final Score: 8/10
So to wrap this review up nicely and put a little bow on it, The Little Acre is a gorgeously hand-drawn point and click adventure game with a wonderful soundtrack. The only drawback is the short length of the game, but to some gamers who are worried about piling more hours onto their already enormous backlogs (Edwin!), that could work out as a plus. The story and characters are both charming and light-hearted (for the most part), and the gameplay is perfectly suited for casual players. Along with a low price-point, picking up a copy of The Little Acre is a no-brainer.
*Note: A copy of the game was provided for the purposes of the review