Soooooo, Limbo...

Posted by TerraDelu (497 posts) -

Not a review, just some thoughts: 
 
I always wanted to play Limbo, but after reading reviews I didn't want to drop $15 on such a short experience. Between listening to the GOTY Bombcasts and the $5 price drop, I bought it. My feelings on that game fall somewhere between Jeff's and Brad's. I think that it is a stunning world and the tone it creates is second to none. Limbo is to me the number one bullet-point in the "Games as Art" discussion. That said, it wasn't that great of a game. The puzzle solving was clever at times, but it was never really "fun". While the world was digging it's hooks into me, the gameplay was taking them out. Particularly during some of the more frustrating, ultra-precise platforming sequences. Overall, I'm happy I experienced it, but it certainly isn't changing my Top 10 List

#1 Posted by TerraDelu (497 posts) -

Not a review, just some thoughts: 
 
I always wanted to play Limbo, but after reading reviews I didn't want to drop $15 on such a short experience. Between listening to the GOTY Bombcasts and the $5 price drop, I bought it. My feelings on that game fall somewhere between Jeff's and Brad's. I think that it is a stunning world and the tone it creates is second to none. Limbo is to me the number one bullet-point in the "Games as Art" discussion. That said, it wasn't that great of a game. The puzzle solving was clever at times, but it was never really "fun". While the world was digging it's hooks into me, the gameplay was taking them out. Particularly during some of the more frustrating, ultra-precise platforming sequences. Overall, I'm happy I experienced it, but it certainly isn't changing my Top 10 List

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