- Summary: LIMBO, a black and white puzzle-platforming adventure, puts players in the role of a young boy traveling through an eerie and treacherous world in an attempt to discover the fate of his sister.
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Limbo E3 2010 Official Trailer
Aug 23, 2015An excellent game with an amazing visual style. The simplicity of this game is what sells it. The controls are not hard to understand and theAn excellent game with an amazing visual style. The simplicity of this game is what sells it. The controls are not hard to understand and the fact that it has a limited set of controls is what makes it enjoyable. However, it is the scenarios the game puts you through that will test your skills.… Expand
May 13, 2018Having heard so much for LIMBO, a critically acclaimed game, when it became available with PS Plus I decided I'd give it a try and here's myHaving heard so much for LIMBO, a critically acclaimed game, when it became available with PS Plus I decided I'd give it a try and here's my review.
Starting the game knowing as little as ''Uncertain of his sister's fate, a Boy enters Limbo.'' the hype for this acclaimed 2D platformer by PLAYDEAD was building up rapidly.
Beginning the journey in some dark foggy forest, the visual elements and the eerie audio would allow the player to make wild thoughts about what's to follow and within the first minutes immerse himself into the dark and moody setting of Limbo.
In absence of direct narrative you find yourself toying with interesting (some awe inspiring I would never expect in such game) mechanisms in a series of puzzles that strain your perception and navigation skills in the game while trying to interpret the meaning of everything apparently the game is using as symbolic implications of a greater underlying storytelling.
Personally, due to the lack of story, after an hour into the game I grew bored of the gameplay and frustrated by puzzles relying solely on the timing of your jump (cause i found no difficulty in finding the solution to none but one puzzle -one 4 or 5 before the end- ) but I patiently waited for the ending.
Ending the game was the moment that this game lived up to its fame. One of the most heartfelt moments in my experience of video games. All those wild thoughts came to a conclusion, leaving you with all the possible explanations to the game's storyline and an urge to talk about it, see other people's interpretations (and believe me, there are some very interesting out there) and opinion.
This game? Truly a legend of storytelling.
The visuals were astonishing (taking into account that the game was a 2D platformer in black and white) the experience they served was a blast (Visuals 9/10)
The audio as well created an immersive experience and was indeed very helpful throughout the game (and of course during the bonus level which was almost entirely depended on audio) (Audio: 8.5/10)
The gameplay was surprisingly rich with mechanisms one would not expect in this game but there were some ''points of frustration'', where, while in knowing of the solution, a death by mistake would cause the puzzle to reset. (8.5/10)
The story is up to the user's interpretation. So, to me, for what I kept as my conclusion, the story of LIMBO is a 10/10.
Overall 9/10.… Expand
Oct 26, 2015I am really impressed by this game. The atmosphere this game gives you is simply great. The puzzles are more and more challenging as youI am really impressed by this game. The atmosphere this game gives you is simply great. The puzzles are more and more challenging as you advance, but they are not impossible and the game itself isn't punishing. The story is left to interpretation and for me that's something new and exciting. The only bad thing about it is that the trophies are very hard to get, and for a trophy hunter like me, that's a problem.… Expand
Aug 19, 2015Having completed Limbo on PS3 back in the day, I didn't feel inclined to rebuy it for PS4. Then it come on PS+ and I thought - I'll give it aHaving completed Limbo on PS3 back in the day, I didn't feel inclined to rebuy it for PS4. Then it come on PS+ and I thought - I'll give it a quick 30 minutes for some nostalgia, 3 hours later i'd re-completed the game. There's something enchanting yet cruel about the game, and even having completed it before, I came to a few later stage puzzles whereby I died a good 10+ times to get past it. So brilliantly frustrating but rewarding for it.
As stories go, it's pretty thin and doesn't really give you much, but this actually adds to the game. You start off just waking up in a silhouetted world of darkness and are left to discover its dangers without as much as an NPC to say "do this"
Dying isn't much fun in most games. In Limbo the rag-doll like mechanics of the boy mean you'll not want to chuck a remote at the screen, instead you'll be able to appreciate your decapitation and watching your limp body slide down the hill following your bouncing head to the river bank below. Or maybe that's just me.
Limbo is a great platform game. Both stylised and sinister. One of the best indie titles to emerge from the last gen and if you can get it free on PS+ now, do it, I'd happily pay up to £9.99 to relive this experience if it hadn't come back up… Expand
Jul 19, 2016Really good game with great puzzles. 1 or 2 of them stumped me and I had to check youtube but they can all be figured out with enough time andReally good game with great puzzles. 1 or 2 of them stumped me and I had to check youtube but they can all be figured out with enough time and thought. It's about 4 hours worth of game as well so not too long and not too short.… Expand
Dec 2, 2015This game is worthless, thank God I got it for free. Even if you got it for free don't waste your time playing it. The game just tries tooThis game is worthless, thank God I got it for free. Even if you got it for free don't waste your time playing it. The game just tries too hard to be all dark and mysterious and ends up being vague and simple. The puzzles are simple until the difficulty spikes drastically in the last few chapters.
The puzzles don't really take skill just lots of dying to figure the exact right progression of movements. People will say that's difficulty done by requiring precision timing, they are wrong. This isn't precision jumping like Super Meatboy, this is trial and error that gets super monotonous and frustrating as you figure out a puzzle and then get killed in a way that you can only avoid if you already knew it was coming. And with the gravity controls sometimes I was like, "How the hell dose gravity pull me and/or this box that way!?"
Also not a single drop of story, I don't need some sweeping narrative but at least a few drops would be nice.
I'm usually pretty forgiving reviewer but I seriously hated this game. I had to beat it because that's just the type of gamer I am but I felt my time was wasted.… Expand