werupenstein's Limbo (PC) review

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Good early hooks turn to frustration

I played most of this game 5 years ago when it came out, I got stuck towards the end of the game and wasn't enjoying it very much so I just walked away from it.

After finishing Inside and not finding it difficult at all I decided to go back to this and give it another shot.

Limbo is a lot harder than Inside and at many points it really felt unfair.

This game was thankfully short.

Visually striking, really the reason to play this game, just an amazing atmosphere.

Controls well.

I found the implied story to be disappointing, probably the only thing that Inside did better than Limbo.

So I've played both games by this developer now and didn't really enjoy either of them for anything more than the worlds they created.

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