LIMBO. That's the storyline. Throughout the entire game, you only see the title (aside from credits) and nothing else. This means that LIMBO's storyline is entirely dependant on what you make of it.
This could seem dangerous as most AAA title games contain storylines that have had their edges rounded and polished so that the developers know exactly what you'll be getting. LIMBO doesn't.
As the storyline's up for interpretation, the best way to play it is in one sitting. It's a fairly short game so a long afternoon's gaming session should see you completing it from start to finish, but doing so allows you to immerse yourself and fully experience LIMBO.
The desolate landscape and general solitude of LIMBO are the biggest influences on the storyline. Throughout the game you'll only encounter a handful of other humans, be they friend, foe or even lifeless.
The game's ending is also marvellous. For me, this was when everything suddenly clicked into place and I understood it all. Others, however, are rather more confused as illustrated by the fact that Google auto completes "LIMBO ending WTF".
What's your opinion?
I'm a huge fan of Limbo and all the other atmospheric games out there. It's definitely got some horror elements to it but I agree with you that its really just part of the psychological adventure.
That's not too far away from the end I don't think!
I've played a bit more, but struggling to get past the cogs. I'm still enjoying it immensely though.
Katie - No problem :) it's well worth the review!
Jo - Did you manage to finish it? :P
Sounds like a great game with your very descriptive review, thanks for the tidbits of a good game.
I've been playing this, as well you know. I really loved it. Platformer and strategy puzzles, what's not to love?
Matti - It really does!
Limbo is definitely a game that catches your attention. I'd recommend it.
Thanks for your tips, Jerrico :)