Have you heard of the Steam game named LIMBO? I have no idea what the title means, but I do know that whoever made this game is a genuis. LIMBO has stark black and white graphics, almost no music, incredibly simple gameplay, and almost no story. Doesn’t sound like a very good game does it? But, LIMBO is one of the best games I’ve played in awhile, almost entirely because of the atmosphere. This game is very good at creating a menacing mood that gets under your skin, sorta like Tim Burton movies. The mood of the game is made even better because of the lack of music, instead opting to use simple and realistic sounds. Walking through a creepy forest inhabited by a giant spider while listening to distant bird calls, cricket chirps, and the shuffling of The Spider’s legs is one of the best moments in the game. And don’t get me started on the wince-inducing death animations. Of course, there is more to this game than walking. There are enviromental puzzles abound, just waiting to be solved. None of the puzzles require too much thinking, and the game isn’t that hard (or long), which is probably my number one problem with this game. I beat this game in about three days, and I don’t really see myself playing this game again anytime soon. This game is only $10 on Steam, so I would highly recommend it to anyone. Even though this game is short, and it certainly does not have as much replay value as, say, Terraria (also $10), It is worth buying just for the art style and mood.
Epic Scale: 8.5 – Great