By Sergotron 3 Comments
It is that time of year again, where Microsoft releases there barrage of awesome downloadable games. I usually download most of them, leaving out one or two that I wasn’t really excited about. This year all seem interesting, but no must downloads. All titles I am going to wing it and try and see what catches my interest, all except Limbo. I knew this was going to be something special from the screenshots, trailers, and even reviews. It was going to be that experience that stuck with me long after finishing it, much like Braid or Shadow Complex were. That one title that stands above the rest of the already high quality stack of games. Sadly I was as the title of this post shows, disappointed. Right off the bat they drop you in this world you are slowly revealing with natives and giant spiders. But very quickly does it change to a bland enviroments with clever and difficult puzzles. Do not get me wrong I enjoy the puzzles, solving them really does feel satisfying. But the game loses everything that made the first part of the game feel really cool. It was just boxes, ladders and saws. the world felt very bland to me, I soon found myself bored and no longer interested in this world I was intrigued about in the beginning. I originally thought maybe it was the difficult puzzles maybe frustrating me wanting to move on to the next big thing. But even when I was quickly flying threw everything with the easier parts, I just had no interest in continuing on. Finishing the game felt more of a chore than a enjoyable experience. I will maybe try again in another sit threw to see if maybe that will stick that time. But it sure as hell didn’t do it the first time.
Saying all that I would like to say I do appreciate the art style of the game. It is very different from most titles out there and is down right beautiful.
I will now finish off saying that I am not saying GiantBombs 5/5 review is wrong, just different. This is one of the few occasions where I find myself in the minority and understand most people absolutely love this game. But this time, this game is not for me. Funny enough is I am having a blast with Hydro Thunder, which some people are calling it cheap and not worth downloading. Remember people, a review is just one persons opinion.