Do you think Limbo is worth $15?

#1 Posted by JazzyJeff (399 posts) -
#2 Posted by trophyhunter (5800 posts) -

I don't think any XBLA or PSN game is worth $15.

#3 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

This again?

#4 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -

The only XBLA game that I payed $15 for with no regret was Braid.  And Limbo is certainly no Braid.  So, no.

#5 Posted by ZanzibarBreeze (3069 posts) -

I think so.

#6 Posted by Yummylee (21205 posts) -

Naaaat really.

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#7 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3535 posts) -

Braid?  Yes.  Portal?  Yes.  Limbo?  No.
 
And I've played all three games to completion.

#8 Posted by Andorski (5173 posts) -

It's worth $14.99 and not a penny more.

#9 Edited by SteamPunkJin (1286 posts) -

XBLA Games I've paid $15 for: 
Braid
Castle Crasher
Shadow Complex 
 
They both have enough replay value (outside of achievement hunting) to warrant the price. From what I've heard Limbo caps out at around 4 hours, with no particular reason to go back other than achievements. Given that XBLM discounted last year's Summer of Arcade titles this year, I'll pick up Limbo next summer when it's a on sale. This year's Summer of Arcade games don't look nearly as good anyway. Castle V and Limbo are really the highlights.

#10 Posted by C0V3RT (1337 posts) -

I have no regrets about paying full price - however could have waited for a price drop.

#11 Posted by animateria (3252 posts) -
@trophyhunter said:
" I don't think any XBLA or PSN game is worth $15. "
Not even stuff like Wipeout HD?
 
Any lower for that game would be a steal.
#12 Posted by jlev880 (204 posts) -

no, i don't think any XBLA game is worth $15.  Any time I download a game over $10, I die a little inside.

#13 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

Yes. $15 isn't that much.

#14 Posted by BrockSampson (296 posts) -
@jlev880 said:
" no, i don't think any XBLA game is worth $15.  Any time I download a game over $10, I die a little inside. "
Funny. I didn't know being cheap was something that could kill you. :)
#15 Edited by Griddler (3344 posts) -
@animateria said:

" @trophyhunter said:

" I don't think any XBLA or PSN game is worth $15. "

Not even stuff like Wipeout HD?   Any lower for that game would be a steal. "

I got the game for free today with Playstation Plus ;)
 
Edit: You should just get Little Big Planet instead
#16 Edited by animateria (3252 posts) -
@girdz: Oh, yeah huh. I read your status update... Bad example then.
 
 
@BrockSampson said:

" @jlev880 said:

" no, i don't think any XBLA game is worth $15.  Any time I download a game over $10, I die a little inside. "
Funny. I didn't know being cheap was something that could kill you. :) "
It's like cancer to those with puny spending limits.
#17 Posted by Malakhii (1443 posts) -
@girdz: That is fucking awesome, LBP FTW
#18 Posted by Gabriel (4055 posts) -

For 4 dollars more I could finally order Mortal Kombat on blu-ray from Amazon, so no.  
 
To tell you the truth I don't think I have bought any game for 15 dollars, that I felt was worth it. 
 
This includes 

  • Super Street Fighter II HD Remix
  • Joe Danger
  • Battlefield 1943 (maybe I could make a case for this one)
  • Flower
  • Braid
#19 Posted by MKSKILLZ16 (130 posts) -

I don't really care whether or not a game is worth "x" amount of dollars.  I base it on a game to game basis, and if the game is worthy, I spend the money to play it.  Price is not immediately the first thing that comes to my mind when purchasing a game, I don't like to place a dollar value on the enjoyment I get from gaming.  Instead I like to consider after completing a game or playing it for a lengthy period of time, if I was satisfied with the overall time I spent, rather than "did I get my money's worth".

#20 Posted by spankingaddict (2655 posts) -

Best 15$ ive every spent.

#21 Posted by Raymayne (1226 posts) -

Not quite. I think some XBLA titles have certainly been worthy of the higher price-tag, but Limbo, with it's disappointing 'second half', lack of replayability, and 3-4 hour length really doesn't make it worth 1200 points in my honest opinion.

#22 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

Absolutely. If you are unwilling to spend $15 on what might be the best 4 gaming hours of your month, you are an idiot. 
 
If you have beat Limbo and then decided that the entertaiment you got out of it was not $5/h entertainment, then that's fine. But I dare say that the majority of the "no" voters in this thread haven't even played it and/or refuse to admit that some things can be worth $5 / hour of entertainment, including video games.
 

#23 Posted by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

No, and I don't think the game deserves 5/5 either.

#24 Posted by Hyuzen (442 posts) -

If money is tight for you, the limbo will probably seem not worth 15 bucks. I felt it wasn't worth it, but i still enjoyed the game very much. 
 
I'm not much for the arts, so i felt like limbo was too open in its interpretation, but if you have 15 dollars to spend and you've already played braid or shadow complex then definitely check out limbo

#25 Posted by luce (4045 posts) -

Its a 3-4 hour game that you're either going to like or dislike and either way your not going to play it again unless you like achievements.
 
If you're ok with that than sure it's worth it

#26 Posted by InertCoctopus (17 posts) -

It was probably worth a bit more like $10. I do enjoy something that more cerebraly focused, but I did think it was a hair on the short side for $15.
#27 Posted by colin_066 (34 posts) -

stumbled across this on xbla , and decided against my will to try it and its alright

#28 Posted by Metroid545 (1823 posts) -

No way I actually completely regret that purchase maybe even 800 would be too much

#29 Posted by tsolless (465 posts) -

No. 
 
Also, in Canada it costs more than $15. It's $17.14. I'm always surprised at how many Canadians don't realize that they are spending more on XBLA games than our neighbors to the south.

#30 Posted by K1LLERD1ABLO (28 posts) -

Arachnofobia aside this looks sweet.

#31 Posted by Nightsearch (39 posts) -

As we say in swedish - flaggstångsknoppspolerartrasa
Undrar om det är långt nog och "engelskt" nog för quest complete :D

#32 Posted by laurence83 (2 posts) -

Clearly it's worth it, as people are buying it in droves.  Everyone know's it's a short experience when they buy it.  If you don't enjoy the game, then may be you should have read more reviews and played the demo more.... 
 
However, length does not demote worth. 

#33 Posted by Insectecutor (1176 posts) -

Where is the shut the fuck up option?

#34 Posted by Poltergeist13 (66 posts) -
@girdz said:
"@animateria said:

" @trophyhunter said:

" I don't think any XBLA or PSN game is worth $15. "

Not even stuff like Wipeout HD?   Any lower for that game would be a steal. "
I got the game for free today with Playstation Plus ;)
 
Edit: You should just get Little Big Planet instead
"

LBP is a great game and all, but I'd rather leave it to Playdead (Limbo's developers) to create the experience.  Plus no floatly jumping controls that's a +. 
I believe Limbo is worth the $15 price tag.  It's an amazing game.  Though i do not like how $10 use to be the XBLA norm, and now its turning into $15.
#35 Posted by TheBlackPigeon (314 posts) -

After purchasing and completing the game, I will say that I felt the money spent on it was worth it for me. 
 
However, I wouldn't fault anyone for thinking otherwise. This is really one of 2010's "Love it or Hate it" affairs.
#36 Edited by Vao (324 posts) -

  @MKSKILLZ16:  I agree, a game should be reviewed on it's own without the price being a large bullet point. How much the player enjoys the game and even how long that enjoyment lasts should be top of the chart. With full retail game never lasts at 60 dollars. Ubisoft and EA are well known for agressevly slashing prices of a game that is relevantly new. 
 
I find it funny how different the "15 dollar" price point chances depending on the context of the game we're talking about. Some people (including myself) won't hesitate on dropping 15-20 dollars for a crappy retail game from gamestop or even drop 15 dollars on a steam sale for a game you will probably never play. But when it comes to XBLA people get up tight about the price point of a 10 dollar game versus a 15 dollar game.  Puzzle Quest 2 on XBLA will give a larger chunk of gametime then most blockbuster games of today.  A game needs to be reviewed on its quality as a game before the price point comes up.  
 
My main issue with Limbo is it seems like there was some story element missing. It looks good, the platforming is alright.  But would it be so hard for some type of simple cut scene at the beginning or the end  to give the player something more then a fancy tech demo like a game journalist would get at a early press event when their dropped into a game already in progress?
 
Being told in a description outside the game that the kid is saving his sister when there really isn't any ingame evidence of this.  When i played though it i really didn't understand why the kid was running right, other then it was the only way to go.  

3 to 4 hours of gameplay and really no replayability in my eyes, the game seems more like a 10 dollar game, maybe even less. there are games on the indy arcade or steam that has better concepts they just don't look as good.  
 
I suggest PB Winterbottom

#37 Posted by Bennyishere (1685 posts) -

But Limbo is amazing :( I thought Limbo was better than Braid, except for the ending. But I agree that 15 is a lot for a short game, but I am sure it will be discounted eventually.

#38 Edited by jonnyboy (2920 posts) -

I really enjoyed it, so yeah I guess. That's a pretty subjective question.

#39 Posted by bellmont42 (317 posts) -

Pretty sure there is better games on steam for under $10 :P

#40 Posted by Stunt (187 posts) -

It's an amazing game, but the price is a bit steep for its length. You can beat the game in a good four hours or so. Perhaps $10 would've suited better?

#41 Posted by fentonalpha (819 posts) -

$15 bucks rare novelty now.... $15 standard next year... $20 rare novelty.... and so on

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