I loved Until Dawn and enjoyed Man of Medan well enough. But I'm excited for Little Hope because I read an article where the developers talked about how they heard the criticisms people had for Man of Medan (a lot of which I agreed with) and were able to make adjustments. I just pre-ordered this, can't wait!
I tried the Man of Medan demo, and I didn't like the characters or the setup, so I passed on getting the full game. We'll see if I feel differently about this one.
Did you play Until Dawn by chance? One of my favs so MoM was already going to struggle to grip me the same way, but you are right about MoM. The characters were just kind of unlikable, and not unlikable like the UD ones for their attitudes and behaviors, they were just not good at putting together a story that was gripping being told this way. I think the premise for MoM could have been a really solid survival horror style game, but it was beyond obvious what had happened and that comes too early for the rest of the game to not be a snoozefest.
Little Hope for the bit I've watched early on should be a better setting this go at it. Can do some real spooky shit and have some jump scares that are atmospheric versus just stuff popping up on the screen to try to make you jump.