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'''''Limbo''''' is a platform video game.
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[[Image:Limbo - W32 - USA.jpg|thumb|256x256px|Digital cover for the Windows release.]]
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'''''Limbo''''' is a platform adventure puzzle horror video game developed and published by [[Playdead]] on the [[Xbox 360]] on 2010-07-21, and then to various other platforms. In the game, you control a little boy in a bleak gray and black world as he avoids monsters and traps in search of his little sister.
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I bought ''Limbo'' as part of the Humble Indie Bundle V. I had seen the trailer for it, and the game looked right up my alley, so I installed it, played it, and beat it shortly after purchasing it.
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==Status==
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I own this game on Steam and have beaten it.
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==Review==
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* '''Overall:''' 7/10
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* '''Best Version:''' ?
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===Good===
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* The graphic style is really eerie; perfectly fitting the game's theme. Despite controlling a little boy, a lot of the imagery is pretty horrific. The bright white glow on eyes and important objects is very helpful, and the blurred foreground objects give a nice sense of depth for the 2D world.
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* The music is nicely atmospheric and adds a lot to the quality of the game.
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* A lot of the puzzles are mildly disturbing, in a good way.
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* Although I don't really care for games where they player is expected to die a lot to learn what to do, ''Limbo'' can be forgiven since this is essentially the plot of the game.
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* The puzzles are introduced carefully so that you can learn how to get past the more devious ones by the time you reach them.
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===Bad===
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* My only real criticism is the length of the game. I would like it to be a bit longer, or maybe have a second play through, or something to that effect.
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===Ugly===
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* Nothing.
  
 
==Media==
 
==Media==
 
===Videos===
 
===Videos===
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQkADGiNsMg youtube.com/watch?v=MQkADGiNsMg] - Review.
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQkADGiNsMg youtube.com/watch?v=MQkADGiNsMg] - Review.
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDnOEe-2eG8 youtube.com/watch?v=MDnOEe-2eG8] - Longplay.
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
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* [http://www.mobygames.com/game/limbo mobygames.com/game/limbo] - MobyGames.
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limbo_(video_game) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limbo_(video_game)] - Wikipedia.
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Revision as of 12:18, 29 June 2018

Digital cover for the Windows release.

Limbo is a platform adventure puzzle horror video game developed and published by Playdead on the Xbox 360 on 2010-07-21, and then to various other platforms. In the game, you control a little boy in a bleak gray and black world as he avoids monsters and traps in search of his little sister.

I bought Limbo as part of the Humble Indie Bundle V. I had seen the trailer for it, and the game looked right up my alley, so I installed it, played it, and beat it shortly after purchasing it.

Status

I own this game on Steam and have beaten it.

Review

  • Overall: 7/10
  • Best Version: ?

Good

  • The graphic style is really eerie; perfectly fitting the game's theme. Despite controlling a little boy, a lot of the imagery is pretty horrific. The bright white glow on eyes and important objects is very helpful, and the blurred foreground objects give a nice sense of depth for the 2D world.
  • The music is nicely atmospheric and adds a lot to the quality of the game.
  • A lot of the puzzles are mildly disturbing, in a good way.
  • Although I don't really care for games where they player is expected to die a lot to learn what to do, Limbo can be forgiven since this is essentially the plot of the game.
  • The puzzles are introduced carefully so that you can learn how to get past the more devious ones by the time you reach them.

Bad

  • My only real criticism is the length of the game. I would like it to be a bit longer, or maybe have a second play through, or something to that effect.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Media

Videos

Links