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TrojanTeacher
08-13-2010, 11:35 AM
If you're into 'mario' type games, with a wicked twist, I definitely recommend this game. I gave it 5 stars after playing it. IGN gives it 9/10. It's a downloadable game for 1200 microsoft points. The game is set in Limbo, so it's very void of colors. It uses blacks and gray scale to give you details and such. Here's a pic or two:

http://xboxlivemedia.ign.com/xboxlive/image/article/107/1077352/limbo-20100312035413593_640w.jpg

http://xboxlivemedia.ign.com/xboxlive/image/article/107/1073458/limbo-screenshots-20100302012243448_640w.jpg

The goal is for you to find your sister and try not to die while doing it. Well, that's tough as almost everything you can do in this game will have a deadly-result if you're not careful. You can fall into a bed of nails, get cut by spinning saws, etc.

Here's a video preview...no commentator so you can enjoy the sound (and lack of soundtrack...really makes it so much better). Play this one in the dark for better effect.

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Borlaxx
08-13-2010, 11:52 AM
I saw an article on this game somewhere. Looks visually stunning.

TrojanTeacher
08-13-2010, 12:41 PM
Yeah, the backgrounds are epic. I love it.

RATA MUERTA
08-13-2010, 12:57 PM
Yes I think the next time I have some points I will get this.

On another note, did you ever try the The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom (http://www.winterbottomgame.com/) and his quest for........you guessed it PIE ?? Similar visuals with the Black and White grade is awesome and I always love a good puzzle game!!

http://kokugamer.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Winterbottom2.jpg
http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/2374/1256935614.jpg

TrojanTeacher
08-13-2010, 01:02 PM
Never heard of that game. I will see if they have a demo available.

edit: Gotta say, that game looked very confusing. What's with all the Winterbottom's? I will check it out, fo' sho'.

RATA MUERTA
08-13-2010, 01:09 PM
Never heard of that game. I will see if they have a demo available.

edit: Gotta say, that game looked very confusing. What's with all the Winterbottom's? I will check it out, fo' sho'.
There is a trial that you can get, it explains it a little bit. All the Winterbottoms are copies of yourself that you "record" doing a certain action, jumping, kicking and so on. Its a puzzle game to figure out how to do certain tasks using your Winterbottoms.

Borlaxx
08-13-2010, 01:13 PM
Never heard of that game. I will see if they have a demo available.

edit: Gotta say, that game looked very confusing. What's with all the Winterbottom's? I will check it out, fo' sho'.
There is a trial that you can get, it explains it a little bit. All the Winterbottoms are copies of yourself that you "record" doing a certain action, jumping, kicking and so on. Its a puzzle game to figure out how to do certain tasks using your Winterbottoms.
That reminds me of some certain puzzle elements in the most recent Ratchet and Clank game on the PS3 where you have to record clank doing different actions in order to make your way to another room. I found the puzzles to be brilliant. If this game is like that it would certainly be worth checking out for all 360 owners.

Retro
08-14-2010, 04:49 PM
I want both of these games! But I'm running low on HDD space. Stupid XBOX and their overpriced HDD's!!!!!!! Why can't they be like PS3, I could get a 1TB drive for the same price as 250GB 360 drive. For the price of a 250, I might as well just buy the new fancy 360!