May 04, 2012

Stuck in Limbo


Dare you step into the dark, brooding world of LIMBO on PlayStation 3? Downloadable from PlayStation Store, this stunning noir-dipped adventure puts you in control of a young, nameless boy searching for his sister in a sinister land.

Wonderful and enchanting to look at, LIMBO's brilliant use of light, darkness and shadows projects an intoxicating atmosphere that's both fascinating and frightening. Fireflies dance in the misty twilight of the forest in the game's opening stages, while the mere hint of a hairy, giant spider's leg sends a shiver down your spine. In this fantasy world, each creature moves with a convincing sense of weight and style, making the many dangers even more horrific when they emerge.

The effective use of sound brings LIMBO's impressive presentation together perfectly. Hauntingly minimalistic, you're forced to pay attention to every noise, as a lack of caution can lead to any number of gruesome fates.

LIMBO captures the style of a Grimm's Fairy Tale, brought to terrifying life - and you'll be entranced by every second of it.


LIMBO pitches you into a murky world of mystery where everything can kill you... and will often try. A platform based adventure, your task is to find a boy's sister in a perilous world of dark dangers rife with deadly traps. The boy has no weapons or special abilities - he can't fight, swim or jump very high. All you have are your wits and reflexes to navigate the eerie forest and desolate cityscape that stands between him and his sibling.

While the game is full of tricky puzzles, menacing traps and hostile enemies, there is always something available to help you triumph. Whether it's turning a trap on its creator, clambering over hazards or using the environment to overcome being crushed, impaled or otherwise mauled, a logical solution to your problem is never far away.

LIMBO is all about discovery. Working your way through the land is an exhilarating and entertaining experience, where reckless players are punished and cautious ones rewarded. The vulnerability of our hero makes you feel aware of everything around you, while the game constantly finds new ways to surprise and challenge your skills.

This is a platformer of perpetual motion - you may sometimes need to go backwards to progress, yet you're always moving. Its refreshingly brisk pace pushes you to see more of the cruel and incredible world the boy is in, teasing you to its finale. There's only one true rule in LIMBO - stay alive. Are you up to the task?


Argh! How have I failed to hear about this game when it's everything that I love?! Available to download from Steam, PlayStation Store and Xbox Live.

♥ I seriously need this game 
(Must download tonight!)

12 comments:

  1. Hey honey glad to hear you went to the docs and are getting better! Chris and I played this game, it's beautiful you will love it. It is also difficult which leads me to a cussing fit and eventually causes me to stop playing. Hey your not a real gamer unless you get mad!
    Love you
    Krista

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    1. Thanks Krista! Haha yes it does look like the kind of game that would wind me up quite a bit but that just makes it much more challenging and rewarding when you complete it! I just showed Pyf and he seems like he's quite interested so we'll be downloading it soon! xxx

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  2. I've seen this game before, and the graphics are pretty stunning, also what's not to love about being impaled by huge creepy spider legs?! I am obsessed with survival horror games like Bioshock and Dead Space, ones that have such interesting back stories and grotesque monsters! Although I unfortunately don't have a PS or and Xbox, my cousin is a huge gamer and I always pester the shite out of him whenever I'm round there to move over and let me play.. *evil laugh* ♥

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    1. I thought you'd probably love the spider factor in this game! You and I have already had our Bioshock love chat haven't we?! It's probably one of my most played games on the PS3! Dead Space is bloody creepy and jumpy as hell when those monsters come out of nowhere and start chasing you and making those awful noises! You know what you should be asking for this xmas don't you?! Get a PS3 all to yourself :D xxx

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    2. You know it! Haha. What do you think of the new Bioshock Infinite? I know it's not been released yet, but I've seen the preview, and I have to say I'm quite disappointed.. Most of the reason I love Bioshock is down to Rapture and that whole underwater dystopia thing! I know that the developers have to switch things up a bit to keep the game from going stale, but still! I should try and reserve judgement until I get a chance to play it really, shouldn't I?? And I love all of the DS Necromorphs killing methods, I fully admit to letting myself be killed sometimes just to see poor Issac get decapitated and his limbs cut off... Sadistic isn't it?! Lol, yes, when I finally get my own place I'll splash out on my own PS3! Yay for even more sleep deprivation! ♥

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    3. I'm not too keen on the new Bioshock either! I do like the fact that it is set around 1910-1920's and I like the scene change from underwater to a city in the sky but I would have preferred the game play to be more like the previous 2 Bioshocks, the newest one seems to be much more action based from what I have seen of it so far and not to mention the fact that you have to babysit this 'Elizabeth' character throughout the game - I hate having to look after people in games! Saying that, the awesome scenery and creepiness factor is still there so hopefully it won't be too bad! I will miss the masked lunatics though as I've not seen any of them in the newest one so far :(

      The Dead Space freaks are some of the creepiest mutated monsters ever to be seen in a game! When I played it with my older bro (before Pyf and I moved in together) we just sat there screaming, laughing and cursing, we didn't let ourselves get killed on purpose - it just happened an awful lot anyway haha! I got Pyf DS not last Christmas but the Christmas before because I thought he might like it, he played it for 10 minutes and hasn't picked it back up again since! He said he will play it once he's finished some of his older games but I secretly think he's scared haha!

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  3. Wow it looks amazing! I need it in my life)

    >'.'<

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  4. This looks really cool, I've been looking to get into a game on our playstation 3, we sadly haven't played with our PS3 very much. I'm picky about games, my favorite game on XBOX was Dead Rising 2 (I still haven't beat Dead Rising 2: Off the Record!) and have yet to find anything that holds my attention quite as much. I did really like Alice: Madness Returns and Uncharted though.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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    1. Ahhh I got my little brother Rising Dead for his Xbox years ago and loved watching him play it! He also had Left 4 Dead which was bloody awesome but unfortunately it isn't available for the PS3 so I can't play it!

      Alice: Madness Returns is such a beautifully twisted game - I got it last Christmas and have only played a little of it so far but haven't picked it back up in a while.. I may just do that today as I have nothing better to do!

      If you are looking for a game to keep you interested then I highly suggest Bioshock if you haven't played it already! You will be hooked! It took me about 3 days to complete when I first played it because I just couldn't put down the controller! xx

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  5. This sounds like such a captivating game, I love getting so enthralled in something xxx

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  6. What incredible graphics! I've never got beyond Be-jewelled, I'm so old skool! x

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  7. What an amazing game! I saw Buddy playing this game and the dark graphics are wonderful.

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