MY HUG BUDDY
Six isn’t quite at the bottom of The Maw’s food chain. From time to time you’ll see little hatted critters – or are they children? – called Nomes skitter out from darkened nooks. They’re not a malevolent force, nor are they entirely harmless, since their movements are occasionally enough to attract unwanted attention from the elephantine adults. But they also encourage you to probe the world more carefully by functioning as a sort of collectable. Squeeze through a crack in a wall, for example, and you might find a Nome warming itself by a lantern, prompting you to sweep it up into a hearty cuddle. You can afford to be less delicate with the handful of china dolls spread across the game’s five chapters: your objective is to smash them.