“Limbo is as close to perfect at what it does as a game can get.”
10/10 – Destructoid
“The game is a masterpiece.”
5/5 – GiantBomb
“Limbo is genius. Freaky, weird genius. Disturbing, uncomfortable genius.”
5/5 – The Escapist
“Dark, disturbing, yet eerily beautiful, Limbo is a world that deserves to be explored.”
5/5 – Joystiq
well i missed this game when it release back in 2011 but i got it as a gift from my dear friend and it was in my library for a while without even playing it, but some day i just was bored and saw the game size is only about 77 MB to download so i decided to install it and give it a try, and the magic of this game got me! i played all of it in a sit and really enjoyed it, a week later i get back to the game and tried to hunt 100% achievement of this game and there was i realized there was a secret level in the game! and it was really hard to, anyway this game is really fun and has some challenging puzzles but i recommend to play it with a controller if you want to go for 100% achievement :) i'm playing their 2nd game called INSIDE and love it so far, i hope it won't be as short as limbo.
This game helped boost indie games out of the shadows and in to the spotlight. It is as simple as that. The background may not be for everyone, but for those you like it, you are in for a treat. Solve puzzles and guide this mute boy towards is end goal, carefully avoiding death traps every minute or so. I would recommend getting this game during a good sale, it is definitely worth 5 or even 10 bucks.
Limbo can be quite punishing because you end up dying quite a lot to things that you couldn't possibly know about until its too late but it does give you a checkpoint fairly often. The puzzles can be challenging but are sometimes frustrating because of the required timing. I liked the dark setting and the soundtrack fits the theme nicely. The story isn't quite clear until the ending because no words are spoken at all. One of the major disappointments I had with Limbo is that the game is pretty short so get it when its on sale.
There are no two ways about it, the art direction and sound are beautiful and I guess this makes the game worth checking out. The beginning is nice and has a lot of atmosphere, but also quickly shows how awkward at times platforming can be. Later it goes nearly for super meat boy level of twitch relfexes and with controls this tanky and slow it's not fun but incredible annoyance. Pick it up on sale, 1 pound is not that pad for little short game like this.
Limbo is a typical 2d platformer, and it's actually fun to play, but if you really want entertainment, buy it for someone else, and watch them play with it. Because of the games dark visuals, I can guarantee that most people will fall for most of the traps at the first times, and if they are anything like my poor sister, watching that is hilarious! At the same time, while the game looks good, and the traps are clever, most of the time it is pretty unfair. For example, I doubt anyone avoided the first beartrap on their first try. It just looks like grass or something. Oh, the game is pretty short. If you're good, you can finish it in like 2 hours.
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