Login | Signup

Limbo | 800 MS Points | LIVE | Xbox 360

Felix Kemp
Games deals, Limbo, Puzzle games, Xbox 360 games
Xbox 360

Limbo | 800 MS Points | LIVE | Xbox 360

Matt's glowing 10 out of 10 review for Limbo should have been enough to solidify a purchase from all of you back in July, but if a few of you cynics held off for a lower price then you're in luck. Limbo is now 800 MS Points on Xbox LIVE, cut down from the rather premium cost of 1200. I'm not that familiar with Limbo, what with never having MS Points so never having the pleasure of being able to sample its roster of indie delights, but what I can glean is that it's a beautiful game with a truly original art style, eschewing a HUD in favor of ambiance and atmospheric realism. Which is always nice. I hate HUDs.

Add a comment5 comments
Brendan Griffiths  Dec. 31, 2010 at 12:21

I played the demo of this yesterday. Loved it, and the price is a hell of a lot more attractive now. I'll be buying it as soon as my points arrive.

If anyone wants to try it, look for the trial version on the game's info page, rather than looking through the A-Z of demos as it doesn't appear there.

Just got a 360, what's the difference between a demo and a trial anyways? Why are they separate and why is the dashboard such a menu-heavy mess?

Paul  Dec. 31, 2010 at 12:41

"Just got a 360, what’s the difference between a demo and a trial anyways?"

Not that hard really, just the terminology is a little mixed up.

Demos usually refer to full commercial games where you have to buy a disc or download the full version (games on demand) completely separately. There's no way to just upgrade and carry on from where you left off when you get the full version.

Trials are usually XBLA or indie games, where you can upgrade to the full version within the game and continue playing exactly where you left off. Rather than download the game again, they just unlock the full game and open the achievements for you if you upgrade.

Eldini  Dec. 31, 2010 at 13:25

Should have mentioned prominently that this is only a 1 day sale.

This game's awesome but fairly short, maybe 3-5 hours? Can't remember.
Still definitely worth it for the rough equivalent of £5.71 though

Exu  Dec. 31, 2010 at 14:33

£6.80 actually.

I didn't much care for Limbo tbh, thought it was an average platformer that lasts two hours or so, with little replay value unless you're achievement hunting. At 600 I'd have said go for it, at 800... meh.

Brendan Griffiths  Jan. 1, 2011 at 11:19

Cheers for that Paul, some good info. My poor broadband is going to take quite a pounding over the next few days.

Email Address:

You don't need an account to comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.