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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.  
 
'''''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.
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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. I had my wife play the game and she thought it was all cute and silly, until she stepped on a bear trap!
  
 
==Status==
 
==Status==
I own this game on Steam and have beaten it.
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I own this game on Steam and have beaten it with 8/13 achievements.
  
 
==Review==
 
==Review==
 
* '''Overall:''' 7/10
 
* '''Overall:''' 7/10
 
* '''Best Version:''' ?
 
* '''Best Version:''' ?
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{{Spoilers}}
  
 
===Good===
 
===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 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.
 
* The music is nicely atmospheric and adds a lot to the quality of the game.
* A lot of the puzzles are mildly disturbing, but in a good way. Not only is the environment deadly, but the other children have a [[Lord of the Flies]] attitude.
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* A lot of the puzzles are disturbing, but in a good way. Not only is the environment deadly, but the other children have a ''[[Lord of the Flies]]'' attitude.
 
* I don't usually care for games where they player is expected to die a lot to learn what to do, but ''Limbo'' can be forgiven since this is essentially the plot of the game.
 
* I don't usually care for games where they player is expected to die a lot to learn what to do, but ''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.
 
* 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===
 
===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.
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* The game is a bit too homogeneous. I would have liked to see a color here and there, or perhaps something that didn't follow the grayscale theme.
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* The ending is a bit too ambiguous for my taste. Sure, I can put my own slant on it, but I would prefer more closure.
  
 
===Ugly===
 
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==Links==
 
==Links==
* [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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Latest revision as of 10:26, 30 August 2019

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. I had my wife play the game and she thought it was all cute and silly, until she stepped on a bear trap!

Status

I own this game on Steam and have beaten it with 8/13 achievements.

Review

  • Overall: 7/10
  • Best Version: ?

— This section contains spoilers! —

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 disturbing, but in a good way. Not only is the environment deadly, but the other children have a Lord of the Flies attitude.
  • I don't usually care for games where they player is expected to die a lot to learn what to do, but 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

  • The game is a bit too homogeneous. I would have liked to see a color here and there, or perhaps something that didn't follow the grayscale theme.
  • The ending is a bit too ambiguous for my taste. Sure, I can put my own slant on it, but I would prefer more closure.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Media

Videos

Links

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