Wednesday, 11 July 2018 22:55

REVIEW: Limbo (Nintendo Switch)

Written by Keith Dang
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Limbo is a puzzle adventure platformer developed by Playdead, and was originally released on Xbox Live back in 2010 and has since been ported to many other platforms.

In the game you play as a young boy going through a nightmarish world set in black and white on a quest to find your missing sister. You will encounter monsters enemies and puzzles that will test your skills at problem solving and also your memory.

Everything in Limbo is one hit death meaning if you stuff up or you get hit even once, you will die. The deaths will be rather gruesome and painful as you can get impaled or even drown. Thankfully the game goes pretty easy on you when you die as checkpoints are frequent and takes you back not too far before your death so your travel back isn’t too far.

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The game plays both well in docked mode as well as hand held mode and it’s easy to switch between the two, although I do preferred playing it in hand held mode as I found the graphics more crisper. The controls are pretty simple as there are only 2 buttons to use, you can drag or pull items on the ground as well as jump and swing on ropes, vines as well as climb ladders.

The visuals of Limbo really pulls you in with its atmospheric art style. You really have to pay attention to things to be able to see traps on the ground or any vines and ropes you need to climb. The game plays at a smooth 60fps and the way they did the style you can see so much depth in the graphics to the point you can almost see things it the background. Every foot step you take, every rock fall and every drop of water fits in well with the game and really adds to the atmosphere of the game, almost to the point as if the sound is happening in your very room.

This isn’t a very long game, but after you've finished it you'll feel a sense of accomplishment after dying so many times and figuring out the puzzles on the way. This a great game and you'll easily get lost for hours in a day while playing it.

Additional Info

  • Review Score: 4.0 / 5.0
  • Release Date: Out Now
  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Developer: Playdead
  • Publisher: Playdead, Microsoft Studios
  • Genre: Adventure, Puzzle