LIMBO Playstation 3 Game Review

LIMBO is a game that will not appeal to everyone. It is dark and frightful and takes place in an eerie land that represents pure evil. Everything will scare the daylights out of you. Let’s say you’re walking or running towards a certain goal and you find a gap in the ground. What is your natural instinct? You jump over it, of course. But, if there is quicksand on the other side you will surely die. This is the sort of obstacles you must overcome in LIMBO. It is a game full of unusual surprises for the unsuspecting gamer.

LIMBO was designed in Copenhagen and is available as a paid download from the developer’s website. The graphics, although dark, are beautifully created. You will gasp in awe at its artistic marvel and realize LIMBO is something special. It is not the usual puzzle game. Its unique story keeps you on your toes and the adventure is full of excitement. If you use your common sense and play wisely, the game can easily be completed in under five hours. An ideal solution as it doesn’t drag on and on into an endless boring ordeal like so many other adventure games. Many fans will however, think it’s too short and long for more levels to play. The controls will be easy to master at the beginning of the game.

The environment remains dark and bleak throughout your playtime. There are lots of grassy plains, hills, mountains and other landmarks that depict death and lifelessness. There are also many industrial pipes that add to the environments bleakness. The graphics are not the only impressive part of the game. The sound is also fantastic. You can hear the grass rustling in the winds on a cold dark night when you’re all alone facing death at every corner.

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The storyline is simple and straightforward. You play the part of a boy who is trying to save your beloved sister who is trapped in LIMBO. For most part of the game you will be in dark woods moving forward carefully to avoid death. You can run, push, pull, jump, crouch and perform just about any action a human being is capable of. The cartoon characters are fun and you will enjoy being one of them. The game will prove to be challenging to most gamers, and you will find it is really hard to complete. For example, you find yourself floating on a box in a pond of water. You attempt to jump to shore, but the distance is too far and you fall in the icy waters and drown. You can re-spawn and then try again or look for another way, like grabbing onto a vine and swinging across. This time you likely make it.

When you’re on the other side, and walking on solid ground, be careful of bear-traps, or poison darts and other obstacles that can end your life in a jiffy. Yes, the game is full of dark surprises and sadistic death traps.

LIMBO is a must-play game. Its awesome graphics and sound will keep you captivated throughout your dark adventure across the evil woodlands that spell death at every turn. Download your copy ASAP and get playing.