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This thread is in response to a review for Limbo on the PlayStation 3. You are encouraged to view the review in a new window before reading this thread.

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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: July 25, 2011 (07:50 PM)
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This review is feeling lonesome without any comments. You should read the review (which I've elsewhere told Marc is excellent for is exploration of theme) and let Masters know what you think!


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"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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Author: threetimes
Posted: July 26, 2011 (11:13 AM)
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"Limbo is a story about a boy in the forest in much the same way Watership Down is a tale of house-hunting rabbits. : Nice!

I liked this review and it gave me a good insight into the game. This is a game I really want to try, and I had seen some footage of it.

I appreciated the way you gave that example of a puzzle and how you went about solving it and the fact that frequent death is just part of the game and not to be feared too much. I didn't understand the change to the story you hinted at, but I guess that would involve spoilers..


Just a minor thing: your first sentence and the use of the "it births". I"m more used to reading "gives birth to"... and the phrase seemed a bit out of place. Can foreground give birth? I'm not sure!


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: July 26, 2011 (11:15 AM)
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Hi threetimes, thanks for reading, and I'm glad you enjoyed the review! Yes, something can birth something else, though "give birth" is also perfectly acceptable and probably a turn of phrase more commonly used. The idea that the foreground is the 'mother' in question is just a literary device. Or something.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: July 26, 2011 (11:25 AM)
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From what I've read about this game, it does seem interesting. One question: let's say you're like me and you once rented the first of those PSX Oddysee or whatever they were called games that were puzzle platformers. And let's say that you weren't overly enamored with that style of play. Would that mean, this game wouldn't be a smart purchase due to its similarity? Or is it way different?


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: July 26, 2011 (11:30 AM)
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Rob: sadly, I haven't played that game, despite hearing a lot about it. But when it came out, there were comparisons drawn to Out of This World, so that doesn't bode well for you.

Then again... this game is short and pretty addictive and its worth trying based on its atmosphere alone.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: July 26, 2011 (11:36 AM)
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Limbo always struck me as a cool game I'd like to play that probably cost a little more than it's worth. can get past that mental block, so I'll probably pick it up some week when it's on special.

I really liked the review. What I liked the most is that you seem to be putting your own screens in, which means I might be saved hours and hours of thankless work. I'm sure you'll break my heart later and tell me it wasn;t you.

What i really liked is how the review read so well, but skimped on no deatils for it. Good work.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: July 26, 2011 (11:43 AM)
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Ha, thanks Gary. This is a rare review that I didn't really proofread, so thanks to a bunch of folks on various little catches.


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: July 26, 2011 (12:01 PM)
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Great review, Marc. This game does sound quite entertaining.... and you do a good job making the countless deaths seem fun and challenging without sounding frustrating. This I also imagine is a credit to the developers. I also liked the imagery involved; it really plays on the atmosphere of the game, and makes it quite attractive.

Sadly, I can't say if or when I'll be able to check it out. Though, out of curiosity, how much does it cost that it can actually be criticized for its price?


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: July 27, 2011 (01:54 AM)
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Indeed, awesome review! I would say that it has inspired me to set aside a few dollars to pick it up, but I already have. I do hope to see more from Playdead.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: July 28, 2011 (09:52 AM)
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Oops--sorry. Thanks, Joe!


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