August 4, 2010

Limbo:Review

It’s the sum­mer and it is time again for the great gam­ing drought, it just so hap­pens Xbox Live Arcade has 5 titles quench­ing your pal­lete in this time of need. The first title in the sum­mer of arcade is Lim­bo, a game very light on plot until you under­stand what it is set out to do. Under­neath it’s grey, grim exte­ri­or is one of the most com­pelling games and one of my favorite this year.
Woke up in a grey haze.…
The game starts as a young boy wakes up in a black an white world and the only plot you are giv­en is your sis­ter is in trou­ble. This small boy pass­es fears, giant spi­ders, machin­ery and sev­er­al oth­er dan­gers on the prin­ci­ple of the love for his sis­ter. This is one game where you have to take inter­per­ta­tion of the world in order to have a han­dle on the plot.
You have to time the jump.…
This is a plat­former through out. The puz­zles they cre­ate in the game can go from sim­ple block push­ing to using grav­i­ty to manip­u­late the world. All of the puz­zles are cre­at­ed with such  care that if I was ever stuck I would not be curs­ing and throw­ing con­trollers, after the answer pre­sent­ed it’s self, I would think to myself “you coy lit­tle design­er you, it was right in front of my blind eyes”. The game­play is pol­ished through out and nev­er once does the game­play take hin­der­ence to the puz­zles.
The break­down.….
Lim­bo is a game that every­one who enjoys games should atleast try. It is a lit­tle on the short side, I com­plet­ed the game in around 4 hours, and there is alot of tri­al and error, but once you reach the end of the game it opens up a new light of to what this lit­tle gem can be. This game real­ly should not be missed and I wish it was on more con­soles than just the 360, this is an expe­ri­ence that every­one should enjoy.
Final Score — 9.5/10

8 comments

  1. Scythoro - August 4, 2010 2:35 pm

    This game real­ly makes you think out of the box and it does­n’t offer a bunch of repet­i­tive puz­zles tweaked slight­ly.
    On a Side Note: Do not play this game with a hang­over.

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  2. DianaQ - August 4, 2010 6:23 pm

    It is nice to know that dur­ing a time that we are look­ing and can­not find a great game, one comes along that thrills and cap­tures our atten­tion.

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  3. AceOfNades69 - August 4, 2010 11:54 pm

    I got this one myself as well and I had a few wtf moments. It was more grue­some than I expect­ed

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  4. Scythoro - August 5, 2010 3:04 pm

    Yea, this is Braid’s con­niv­ing, twist­ed lit­tle broth­er.

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  5. ZarikX - August 5, 2010 7:23 pm

    Come on PS3 ver­sion, no wham­my no wham­my no wham­my stop!

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  6. Scythoro - August 5, 2010 8:25 pm

    My room­mate was check­ing for a PS3 ver­sion, but said he found an arti­cle say­ing the devel­op­ers did­n’t plan on releas­ing this game for PS3.

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  7. thsoundman - August 5, 2010 9:21 pm

    While i nev­er would of said this 5 years ago I think the PS3 is a far bet­ter sys­tem then the xbox 😛

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  8. Scythoro - August 6, 2010 7:54 am

    I agree PS3 is much bet­ter with block­buster titles like Mass Effect, Gears of War, Halo, Fable, and L4D … wait that’s us. Hmm at least you guys have bet­ter graph­ics for games like Afri­ka.

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