13th June 2012: Lost In Limbo



Been checking t'interwebs for fun and cheap games I can have a bash at, and I came across the Humble Indie Bundle. This is a great idea: a bunch of indie games you can buy with some (or all) of the proceeds going to charity. What's not to like?
In the current bundle (which is the fifth one they've put together) you get Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Limbo, both games I've fancied playing in the past, and 6 other games I've never heard of, which I may or may not get around to.

First up I got stuck into Limbo. I'd seen a bit of footage of this game on Youtube a few months back, so had a rough idea of what to expect. It's basically a platform puzzle game where you control a little kid in a strange black and white landscape filled with machinery, giant spiders and brain-burrowing bugs. It's a fairly short game, made quicker by the fact that about three quarters of the game can be breezed passed very very easily. But then near the end I ran into several brick walls and the puzzles got a lot harder and more frustrating. The hardest puzzles were definitely ones that involved inverting gravity, and took quite some pulling out of hair and gnashing of teeth to get passed them.
But still, it's done now.

Up next will probably be Amnesia, which will be a very intriguing change of pace for me indeed. I doubt even all the Resident Evil I've been playing will prepare me for that one.

To inject a bit of insanity I really fancied buying Saints Row The Third and playing through that maybe as a co-op, but then I found out the PC version only works on Steam, and that software can just go suck on a hairy poo. It's not really the kind of game I'd fancy playing on console as I can't aim for shit on a joypad. Though I did end up semi-decent at Ghostbusters after playing it a whole bunch. Maybe I just need more practise. Hmmm.