There are a rare few games that I truly love and this is one of them.
Every element of this game completely sucked me in.
A little boy wakes up in a dark wood and starts exploring. As he goes we, the players, realize not everything is right with the world and whatever this place is, it’s dangerous.
Over time the world continues to shift and change until by the end of the game you’re literally spinning your phone in your hand desperately trying to keep up.
The game play is simple, intuitive and steady. It’s so beautifully paced with a sort of ambient sound instead of music that creates the feeling of a large hollow space. Honestly I play almost all my games with the sound off. I don’t need annoying bleeps and bloops and buzzes and the same victory music playing over and over and over again. So a game like this where the sound mattered and didn’t become annoying was a real joy.
The bit that got me in the beginning was that the little boy in the game looks a little like my son Marcus. And when he saw me playing he said, “Dada, are you playing the Dark Marcus? Where is he? Where is dark Marcus?”
He’s in the upside down I said. (Little Stranger Things reference.)
So that’s my take on it. If you want to save Dark Marcus from the Upside Down,
Get Limbo in the App store today.