Friday, September 16, 2011

Limbo


For $14.99, you can download the indie title "Limbo" for Xbox 360, PS3 or PC. I've never really browsed the indie game section of the marketplace, but after positive reviews, I had to give it a try.

You control a young boy, pressing through a dark and disturbing world. Booby traps, giant spiders and rogue machinery serve as obstacles that you must overcome. You have no explanation as to why you are traversing this eerie world, but it becomes quite clear, you need to get the hell out of there.


Limbo harmonizes visuals and sound very nicely, in a gloomy way. The entire game is black and white, but there is an incredible amount of detail on everything. There are no cut scenes or loading scenes, just one continuous game with an unlimited amount of lives... which is good, because the puzzles and traps can be quite challenging. And they get more difficult.

It doesn't take every long to finish the game, roughly 5-6 hours. It will take you a lot more time to find all the hidden gems though. Very cool and disturbing game.


28 comments:

  1. Gloomy an disturbing? It's perfect for me! :D

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  2. Although assaild with fortune fierce and keen, Following!

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  3. <3 Limbo... beat it in one sitting.

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  4. LOVE your layout man, great job. great write up +follow. maybe we can do a joint review on some games with my blog as well http://mightyideas.blogspot.com/

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  5. looks creepy as shit! feel free to check out my newstarted blog :) http://jegerblogg.blogspot.com

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  6. reminds me of "another world" for Amiga. Or what was it called?

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  7. that spider shadow.... AAAAAAAAAAAAAH~
    +1

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  8. Love your blog! Great review. +follow!

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  9. I'm about 80 percent of the way through Limbo. I need to pick back up and finish it now.

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  10. Couldn't find it on European PS3 Store, but definitly looking forward for it.

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  11. looks scary...
    but I like the style!

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  12. Hey man, made a new post you should check it out, you may like it. You should get some new posts on yours! http://mightyideas.blogspot.com/

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  13. The trailer creeps me out, I'll probably end up playing it only during the day.

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  14. The trailer looks creepy, I'll probably end up only playing during the day.

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  15. hey man sorry to drop this on your article (dont worry i read them all! :P) i was wondering if you could give me some input on my blog??

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  16. does in fact look pretty gloomy

    following

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  17. limbo was a pretty sweet arcade game, the spider part was pretty boss.

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  18. I've tried that game its awesome! Followed for ur good taste!

    Feel free to check out my blog
    http://slackerambitions.blogspot.com/

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  19. Hey guys, im back, sorry for the absence from commenting and doin' our thing, my pc is now set up from my move :D

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  20. I have beaten Limbo to the end :) it's an amazing game with an very different kind of art. Definitely worth every penny. Keeps you busy for hours :P

    Why not check out my gaming blog? http://morphiedev.blogspot.com/ I mostly focus on news :) later on I will do reviews too.

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  21. Interesting I might give it a try... +follow

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  22. i played it from start to end... was kinda disturbing but entertaining

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  23. Seriously one of my fav games of all time.

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  24. SO is this game any good? I've never played it looks fun

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