Great game. More importantly made by indie devs, which IMO makes it all the more better.
Samrat_Ashok wrote this review on .
On to the game. I'd be lying if I said that I understood what Limbo's story meant, and totally got the deeper meaning of the games, 'plot'. To tell the truth I couldn't understand a lot aside from what was actually being shown on the screen, and I was surprised when the game ended suddenly. And yeah the ending left me wanting more.
Since then I've scoured the Internet some to find out what the game actually meant, and I've come across various theories, which I won't discuss here. If you don't mind spoilers, just use Google and you should find stuff.
All that said, the gameplay itself, is pretty good. I normally suck at platforming games and puzzles, but I liked this one a lot, since the controls are very sharp and simple (even on the PC, which is the only gaming platform I use) and the puzzles are never 'bash-your-head-against-the-wall' kind of hard....they are very interesting to solve and in Gamespot's words,'just right'. All it takes a little creative thinking and intuition.
Where the game shines most however is in the atmosphere. The whole dark and dismal background work very well in tandem with sounds that always improve the experience, and never clash with it. I mentioned before that I didn't really understand the story, still somehow I managed to connect with the small little boy in the game. I felt a burning curiosity, about who the boy is and how did he come to be where he was...it's really hard to explain with words.
The bottom line is that this game is a damn good platformer. One of the best I've played on PC in years. Plus I repeat, it was made by indie devs, who need support. So get this game. Because if you don't you'll be missing a very interesting experience. Trust me, you'll love it.