Shadow Complex or Limbo?

#1 Posted by Scribbly (404 posts) -

I was looking to buy a new XBLA game and these two seem to be the favourites to get, both 1200MP, both 5 star reviewed, both presumably amazing. The only problem is deciding between them! So, I open this to the floor, those of you who have played both or those of you that love one enough to extoll its virtues to me, tell me which one is worth my money more! The XBLA games I already own are Super Meat Boy, Geometry Wars 2, 'Splosion Man, Trials HD and Pac Man CE DX . 
 
Thanks Duders!

#2 Edited by animathias (1170 posts) -

Shadow Complex. I loved Limbo, but I loved Shadow Complex way more. If you like Metroidvania at all, it's sweet, sweet goodness. (Edit: forgot reasons!)

+ Huge map to explore filled with collectibles. 

+ Level up system that actually makes you feel like you're getting stronger.

+ Exploration based platforming where the map unlocks by you finding the "tools" to unlock it.

+ You feel like a badass at the end.

#3 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10536 posts) -

Shadow Complex. for sure. Much longer, and better. 

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#4 Edited by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

To be honest, I didn't care for either. Limbo quickly turns into a bunch of physics puzzles, Shadow Complex doesn't have as much variety in level design or equipment as I wanted out of that style of game. And nuts to Nolan North.
 
EDIT: You should get Braid, assuming that you don't have it somewhere else.

#5 Posted by TooWalrus (13139 posts) -

Dude, shadow complex.

#6 Posted by CptBedlam (4449 posts) -

As much as I loved Limbo, get Shadow Complex. You'll have much more fun with that game.

#7 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

Shadow Complex, cause it's a real game.  :|

#8 Posted by logicfracture (158 posts) -

Shadow Complex by a million miles!

#9 Posted by ValeYard (149 posts) -

Shadow Complex, every time. Unless you want a very sombre game with interesting art style. Otherwise, there's just more GAME in SC. 

#10 Posted by Enigma777 (6057 posts) -

Shadow Complex. Easily.

#11 Posted by Lautaro (448 posts) -

I easily preferred Limbo, depends on your tastes though I suppose. The Shadow Complex trial did nothing for me.

#12 Posted by Sjosz (485 posts) -

Shadow Complex is a better game than Limbo is.

#13 Edited by Scribbly (404 posts) -
@nintendoeats:  I've got Braid on Steam for like £2 in the sales, good game but completely mind-bending.
 
Looks like Shadow Complex has it by quite a lot, as soon as I get some Microsoft Points I'll buy it!
#14 Posted by Management (596 posts) -

If the posts above haven't made it clear enough for you: "SHADOW COMPLEX!!!"

#15 Posted by Kyreo (4600 posts) -
@TooWalrus said:
" Dude, shadow complex. "
#16 Posted by craigbo180 (1739 posts) -

I love Limbo but, yeah dude, get shadow complex.

#17 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -

Neither, both suck. Get Contra or Super Contra..

#18 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -
@MooseyMcMan said:
" Shadow Complex. for sure. Much longer, and better.  "
#19 Posted by fox01313 (5064 posts) -

Shadow Complex rocked & has a lot more replay time than Limbo. Plus once you get the upgraded strength with the power suit in SC, punching dudes with an insane amount of power is always entertaining.

#20 Posted by Rashermon (20 posts) -

SC has more content and replay, Limbo was just fun and short.  Both are fun games though and ideally you should get both if they ever go on sale. 

#21 Posted by MEATBALL (3078 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" Shadow Complex, cause it's a real game.  :| "
Well that's probably the stupidest thing I'll read today. 
 
I can understand not liking Limbo, but to accuse it of not being a 'real game' is patently ridiculous.

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