Little Kite from Restless Corp and Anate Studio is a Rated M for Mature point and click adventure game that deals with a serious issue. Check our Little Kite review!
Little Kite from Restless Corp and Anate Studio is a Rated M for Mature point and click adventure game that deals with a serious topic: domestic violence. The story revolves around Mary and her son Andrew. After Mary’s husband passed away, she found a new partner and marries a second time. His name is Oliver. This was Mary’s way of trying to give her son a chance at growing up in a full-fledged family, but things do not turn out as she expected. Her new husband is consumed by problems and ends up resorting to alcohol, which then leads to domestic violence.
Victims of domestic abuse usually stay with the abuser for a variety of reasons. In the case of Mary, she says it’s too late to walk away since she’s the one who picked Oliver, and she can’t stay alone with a child. She says, and I quote, “Better a bad husband than no husband.” People would frown upon her being a single mother. Mary’s in a vicious cycle that won’t end. At one point in Little Kite, Oliver arrives home drunk, carrying a bottle, complaining that he owes someone a lot of money and that he lost his job. Mary, hoping to defuse the situation, runs to search for her savings to try and help. What does Oliver do when he gets the money? Instead of rushing to pay some of his debt, he says he’s going to use it to buy some cigarettes and beer to watch the game.
Since this is a point and click adventure game, you’ll be moving a cursor around the screen with the left or right analog sticks, interacting with objects or other characters by pressing the A button. You can press the Y button to show you all of the hot spots on the screen. Any items you collect will be added to your inventory, which you can open by moving the cursor to the top of the screen. You can also use the touchscreen on the Nintendo Switch when playing in Portable or Tabletop Mode, or if you’re playing this one on a Nintendo Switch Lite.
As expected, you’ll run into some puzzles to solve. As to not spoil things, I’ll talk about a puzzle early in the game. Andrew wants you to make him a sandwich, so you’ll have to find the ingredients. Once you’ve done this, the issue will be that there is no knife to cut them to make the sandwich. If you can find a toy that Andrew likes, you could borrow his Conan toy and use its sword to cut the ingredients for the sandwich – although it is a bit weird that a kid’s toy would have such a sharp sword!
Little Kite is a short adventure game that can be completed in a couple of hours, but it’s one that you should definitely check out since it deals with a very serious issue, presented as a point and click adventure. You’ll be switching between controlling Mary in the real world and controlling Andrew, who hides in a closet while Oliver is being violent, which allows Andrew to use his imagination to try and escape from it all for a bit. Little Kite is out on Nintendo Switch with a $9.99 asking price.
This Little Kite review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Restless Corp.