The above quote is a summary of Limbo from The Inferno in The Divine Commedy by Dante Alighieri, and I personally find a direct connection between LIMBO and Alighieri's description of Limbo, as the underlining shows.Charon ushers you across the river Acheron, and you find yourself upon the brink of grief's abysmal valley. You are in Limbo, a place of sorrow without torment. You encounter a seven-walled castle, and within those walls you find rolling fresh meadows illuminated by the light of reason, whereabout many shades dwell. These are the virtuous pagans, the great philosophers and authors, unbaptised children, and others unfit to enter the kingdom of heaven. You share company with Caesar, Homer, Virgil, Socrates, and Aristotle. There is no punishment here, and the atmosphere is peaceful, yet sad.
LIMBO hit the XBox Live Arcade on July 21st, and it's now one of the most popular games available. After I saw the trailer, I didn't hesitate to buy it and play it until I had beat it, more than once. I think that it's a fantastic, atmospheric, and mind-bending game that almost anyone would love to play. On a scale of 1 to 10, (1 being lowest, 10 being highest,) I would give it a 9. Everything seems to be spot on except a few minor programming errors, but they can really get in your way occasionally. I don't want to describe the gameplay too much, because I don't want to spoil any of the many exciting or unpredictable elements found in this game.
So here are my questions to you, Congregation:
1. Do you own LIMBO, or have you played it?
If no, do you want to play it or own it?
If yes, proceed to the remaining questions
2. What are your comments and critiques on the game, and what would you rate it on a scale of 1 to 10, (1 being lowest, 10 being highest)
3. Do you hope to see more games from PlayDead in the future?
4. Do you think that LIMBO is worthy of being called "one of the best games on the XBox Live Arcade"?