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Limbo Review

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frontline 25th July 2010, 11:23 Quote
hmm, wouldn't mind seeing this one appear as a download for the PC on Steam
Material 25th July 2010, 11:48 Quote
My thoughts exactly. I'm sure it will happen eventually, why turn down the extra revenue?
JCBeastie 25th July 2010, 11:48 Quote
Echo that, looks very sweet, shame it's on a console.
m0ngy 25th July 2010, 12:00 Quote
reminds me of the early, fantastic platform games i played on the Mac Plus as a kid, such as 'Dark Castle'. i would've thought serious gamers (PC users) would be more into this sort of thing than pimply console noobs.
Aterius Gmork 25th July 2010, 12:07 Quote
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The boy always always remains black as night, but there’s a curiosity to him – perhaps because he looks up every now and then, like he’s drowned down here in the underworld, and up there are the people, life and love.

One 'always' too much there?

Hoping for a Steam release as well, I love this kind of games that are a bit surreal.
Autti 25th July 2010, 12:13 Quote
Damit, i actually feel like buying an Xbox to play this.
Evildead666 25th July 2010, 12:22 Quote
+1 for a PC release...
mrbens 25th July 2010, 13:04 Quote
Looks good, hope it comes to Steam.
M1chl 25th July 2010, 14:18 Quote
This is my personal game of the year, even Mass Effect 2 can't touch this masteripiece. Yeah sure its short, expensive but is so intesive and so great, that can be hardly described by words, you have to experienced by yourself...
pimonserry 25th July 2010, 16:39 Quote
:o
I wouldn't pay £10, but half that would have me interested (on PC).
runadumb 25th July 2010, 16:58 Quote
Not paying a tenner for it but looks good. Will wait for steam release to
Krikkit 25th July 2010, 17:28 Quote
If I had an Xbox I'd fire it up and buy this game. Sounds like a wonderful experience to play alone in the dark on surround sound to me.
TheBlackSwordsMan 25th July 2010, 18:40 Quote
I'm always looking for a good Indie game. It look nice, I hope they'll release on steam soon.
knuck 25th July 2010, 18:51 Quote
I want the game to be on Steam so I could play it with my PS3 controller (emulating the 360 controller) and laugh at Microsoft :D

It works in Braid ;)
NuTech 25th July 2010, 19:05 Quote
Sorry guys, but don't expect to see Limbo on the PS3 or PC. Ever.
It's part of 2010's Summer of Arcade, an annual Microsoft event where they release 5 games over the course of 5 weeks. All games are Xbox exclusives and stay that way (aside from 2009's Marvel vs. Capcom 2 which was a remake).


Not any more, there is still hope!
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My thoughts exactly. I'm sure it will happen eventually, why turn down the extra revenue?
Because Microsoft gives them a ton of money not to. The developers also usually get a 'sweetheart' deal for their next game if they allow Microsoft to publish it.

As with all Microsoft projects, if there's one thing they're good at, it's throwing money at things.
Hex 25th July 2010, 19:08 Quote
Had a play on the demo last night and actually enjoyed it more than I expected (for the record I hate Braid soooo much). Probably not going to buy it for the current price though as it looks to me like I may get stuck somewhere along the way, get really frustrated with it, throw the controller at the floor and never play it again. Also I had to turn eco-mode off on my TV as it was so dark I couldn't see any of the traps even with brightness in game on the highest setting.

Will keep an eye on it and see if it ends up on any sales.
veato 25th July 2010, 19:23 Quote
This looks graphically stunning. So simple yet effective.
DirtyH 25th July 2010, 20:27 Quote
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Originally Posted by NuTech
Sorry guys, but don't expect to see Limbo on the PS3 or PC. Ever.

It's part of 2010's Summer of Arcade, an annual Microsoft event where they release 5 games over the course of 5 weeks. All games are Xbox exclusives and stay that way (aside from 2009's Marvel vs. Capcom 2 which was a remake).

I don't think so.
Braid and Bionic Commando Rearmed are Summer of Arcade Games from 2008.
Both are now also available for PC.
So there is still some hope for a PC release. ;)
NuTech 25th July 2010, 20:36 Quote
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I don't think so.
Braid and Bionic Commando Rearmed are Summer of Arcade Games from 2008.
Both are now also available for PC.
So there is still some hope for a PC release. ;)
Oh wow, never realised they changed their policy. Nice spot. ;)

Now I wonder if devs still blow their publishing deal if they release their games on another platform...
GravitySmacked 25th July 2010, 20:43 Quote
I'm really enjoying it. Beautiful settings, really eerie and surprisingly gory.

Some devious puzzles to solve though; had me scratching my head on more than one occasion.
fingerbob69 25th July 2010, 20:44 Quote
PC please ...it's where games like this, well, all games actually, belong.
wafflesomd 25th July 2010, 21:29 Quote
Too bad I won't be playing it.

How about a pc release....
Krayzie_B.o.n.e. 25th July 2010, 23:02 Quote
I'm positive this game will come to the PC as it reflects a step up in innovation and diverse game play that PC gamers are accustom to.

Being released on the 360 is a mistake because most 360 owners only want Halo C.O.D. Gears or GTA (see Alan Wake sales figures)
human_error 26th July 2010, 01:30 Quote
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Oh wow, never realised they changed their policy. Nice spot. ;)

Now I wonder if devs still blow their publishing deal if they release their games on another platform...

Nope - I read that the exclusivity on the xbox is only for ~6 weeks on XBL for summer of arcade games - after that they can release for other platforms as they wish (i think i read this on shacknews).
pimlicosound 26th July 2010, 13:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by Krayzie_B.o.n.e.
I'm positive this game will come to the PC as it reflects a step up in innovation and diverse game play that PC gamers are accustom to.

Being released on the 360 is a mistake because most 360 owners only want Halo C.O.D. Gears or GTA (see Alan Wake sales figures)

It might be true that most 360 owners only want the usual shooter / action games, but I'd argue in return that most PC users (going by the numbers) only want Farmville, WoW or The Sims. There's a "hardcore" on both sides who want to try imaginative new games on their favourite platform. I'm not convinced this would sell much more on PC than on 360. It would be nice to have the option, sure, but please don't use your disappointment as an excuse to slag off console gamers as a whole.
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