The biggest little adventure ever!
The original Little Big Adventure is a cracking game which is both original and imaginative, with heaps of humor and creativity on display. It's a game which is difficult to describe but is a mix of action, adventure and puzzling, all presented in a smart isometric perspective, kind of like an update of classics like Head Over Heels. This sequel continues to the same high standards and is a perfect family experience that deserves to be played. The plot is as bonkers as the first one, with its bizarre mix of strange creatures, visitors from outer space and other strange elements but it all proves quite engaging, probably because of its sheer madness. The gameplay is very similar to the original, and sees the player exploring a much larger world, interacting with various characters and picking up quests and so on, and it does feel sort of like a junior Alone in the Dark. Little Big Adventure 2 really is quite a charming and very unusual experience. At first glance, it doesn't look too great these days, as the visual style is very typical of those early 3D days when the technology wasn't quite up to speed, and the characters and environments do look quite awkward and ugly at times. The environments fare better, although they're still a little blocky, but overall the day does possess a certain charm. The gameplay however is still as entertaining as it ever was, and the mix of exploration and combat is well implemented and rarely less than fun. When you add in the strange plot and memorable characters, you have a fine adventure from yesteryear.