Excerpt: I don't get art. Yeah, I can appreciate the effort behind pieces like the Mona Lisa or Scream, but at the end of the day, they're just paintings to me - but Limbo , now that I get. The indie platformer/puzzler from Denmark based PLAYDEAD oozes with ambiance and personality, and it combines that with enough substance to keep you playing until the end, and thinking about it well after you've completed it.
Conclusion: LIMBO may seem like a small ripple in a giant ocean of games, but from where we're standing, this tiny ripple could easily steer us towards new heights, as games continue to evolve as an art form. It immerses players almost effortlessly thanks to its sleek design and delightfully subtle lighting effects and creepy-looking shadows. LIMBO represents a skillful blend of puzzle-based gameplay mechanics and unique visuals.
Pros: Proves that games are an art form, the unique colorless world of LIMBO is something you simply must experience;
Cons: Too short, a few frustrating moments when you try to solve certain puzzles, but nothing that would impede gameplay too much.
Excerpt: Sometimes, delayed game releases are worth the wait. Such is the case with LIMBO , a side-scrolling puzzle/action game released last year exclusively for Xbox Live Arcade, but now available for PS3 and PC via Steam. What sets LIMBO apart from other indie games, at least at the start, is its entirely unique art style - but after an hour of playing, you'll start to see that this game has a lot going on under the surface, too.
Conclusion: Limbo is available to purchase from STEAM . At HEXUS, we invite the companies whose products we test to comment on our articles. If any company representatives for the products reviewed choose to respond, we'll publish their commentary here verbatim.
Excerpt: Last year, Lucasarts released Lucidity , a DLC puzzler/platformer with an engaging visual style evocative of the works of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman. Despite its ambitious artistic approach, though, frustrating and repetitive gameplay ultimately kept it from reaching the potential its presentation hinted at.
Excerpt: Après qu'il se soit imposé sur le Xbox Live Arcade comme un des titres majeurs de cette plate-forme de téléchargement, et après avoir raflé au passage une myriade de prix comme, par exemple, jeu indépendant de l'année (!), voilà que ce curieux titre de plates-formes / réflexion 2D de Playdead Games (société basée à Copenhague au Danemark) s'incruste sur PC pour apporter un vent de fraîcheur à cet été 2011.