An excellent puzzle game
LIMBO is a hauntingly beautiful game with cleverly designed puzzles and endings open to interpretation. If you're a puzzle die-hard or just simply looking for a game to relax, this is for you,
|Mac Requirements||Minimum Supported||Will It Run?|
|Mac OS X||10.6.8||Download the MacGameStore App to compare your Mac's information in real-time.|
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|CPU Type||Intel Mac Only|
|System RAM||1 GB|
|Drive Space||150 MB|
|Video RAM||256 MB|
|Macs 2009 and later|
I consider this game being to our times similar to what Another World supposed in its moment (even the five keys to control the character are the same!). It's unique and excellent, and you should buy it for this: you will never see again another game like this. The impressive graphic style makes you feel as if you were watching a dream (a nightmare!). The quiet, precise sound effects enhance the sensation of solitude against your fate. There are no words, no spoken story, just sound and graphics. The story is built alongside a series of sequential puzzles-on-platforms: you finish one puzzle, you start another, you finish this and start one more, until the end. Just one at a time. This may sound dull, but the nature of each puzzle turns the gameplay exciting. You have to think in things from "physic behavior of objects" to "psychology of living creatures". And there is always one more turn of the screw until the end. So this game deserves a 5 over 5 in every aspect: design, atmosphere and programming. A radical must.
In limbo the player is a little kid, who has to solve e big number of puzzles in order to reach the end. The game is quite creepy: we will face various enemies, like a giant spider or a group of killing people. The riddles are quite difficult, but not impossible. Overall the game is not bad, but I don't think that this is a masterpiece like most people think.
This game is as fun as it is disturbing! I bought this game after reading a review site of top mac games and had never heard of it. Thanks to MGS halloween sale I jumped at the chance to grab a bargain and I was not dissapointed, having completed the game now I would have happily paid full price for it. Do not let the black and white graphics put you off this game truly draws you in and has you smiling, scared, puzzled and perplexed throughout and I know I will not be the only one with goosebumps on reaching the end. N.B. the game can be tricky in parts but do not cheat, take some time to step away from it and you will have your eureka moment.
It's a rare occasion, when a simple and straightforward game can engage a player to the very end.
LIMBO has acheived this.
Simplistic and minimalistic, yet at the same time charming and elegant.
Worth the asking price hands down.