In a market full to the brim (at times overflowing) with games that are carbon copies of games that are carbon copies of games that are carbon copies of games, it is indescribably relieving to play a game that not only breaks the mold, but breaks the mold that molded the original mold. “Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons” is one of those games. It adopts an entirely new approach to controls and their affect on storytelling, effectively marrying the controller and the controlled. Never before have I felt that the simple press of a button or movement of a control stick could move me to the brink of tears. “Brothers” did just that.
Limbo is a game that a lot of people have been talking about for a long time. About a year ago, I saw the above screenshot, and was instantly intrigued. And let me tell you, the full game is one of the most beautiful games I have played in years. Limbo is also a great many other things which I will get into further detail about momentarily. But I know the real question that’s burning in your minds…..Is this game worth 15 of your hard-earned dollars?
I completed Shadow Complex last night, and now I can post my number-oriented review. I promise that I’ll keep this short and sweet. I’d just like to address a few things about my completion. First, I’ll talk about the finale. The final room of this game was actually a bit disappointing. Just a bit. It was a bit anticlimactic. There wasn’t an epic final boss battle, just a bunch of guys that you had to kill and a few buttons you had to push. Also, I decided a few days ago that I just wanted to get through the game, and that I’d go back eventually and get 100% completion. Continue reading