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  • NegBox 4:07 pm on August 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 360, Arcade, , LIMBO, Xbox   

    Enter LIMBO 

    It was a dark and stormy night… I couldn’t sleep.. It was 2:00 AM.. The house was quiet. I went downstairs and fired up the Xbox 360. My favorite game, Fable 2, had lost its luster… Then I saw it… Limbo…Available for Download.

    Limbo is an amazingly creepy, gruesome and fun platform puzzle game. I’ve played it to the end – only 5-6 hours – but I made sure I only played it at night. The atmosphere of the game is simply amazing, the sounds draw you in, and the gruesomeness of some of the parts… Well… Makes it interesting – It did take me a while to get comfortable (and not have my heart jump) with the little boy getting decapitated, impaled, crushed, electrocuted and eviscerated so frequently.

    This is really a very unique game – and the atmosphere of shadows, shades, and despair it creates is amazing. Check it out.

    IGN did a nice video review of Limbo

    A few screenshots:

    This part is one of the most fun... The letters of the HOTEL sign start falling as you climb on them, shooting sparks everywhere

    Itsy-bitsy-spider climbed up the water spout... Itsy-bitsy spider ate the little boy... Down came the rain and washed the boy out...

    That's gotta be the river Styx

    Is he the lost son of Indiana Jones?

  • NegBox 8:04 pm on June 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Fable, Gaming, Xbox   

    Fable 2 Banshees 

    One day I will go into how I play games and why I always cheat at videogames.

    I love sandbox-style games where you go wherever you want… Right now top of mind is Fable 2. Fantastic game – I think one of the best characters is a class of ‘monsters’ called the Banshee. The banshee has a raspy voice and will scream/whisper demoralizing phrases that strike at your heart. Some of my favorite phrases:

    Fable 2 Banshee and Children

    Fable 2 Banshee Sends Her Children Your Way While Screaming Demoralizing Phrases

    • “Did you know Rose didn’t die right away from that shot? No, she watched you fall through that window, heard as your body thudded against the ground and cried bitter tears before a final shot from Lucien ended her life.”
    • “Do you really think everything in existence revolves around you? This world will carry on without your parasitic presence.”
    • “Nothing you do means anything and when you die you will be forgotten.”
    • “You bring only despair to this world. It is better off without you.”
    • “What would Rose say if she could see you now? Do you think she would be proud? Do you think she would recognize the creature you’ve become?”
    • “The people you see, all the people you talk to, they are not real. You are alone in this universe. Terribly alone.”
    • “The prisoners of the Spire cry out your name. Where are you? Where is their Hero?”
    • “Could you do nothing to save your sister? Too weak to stop her death?”
    • “You still hear Rose’s death cry when you try to sleep at night, don’t you?”
    • “Think of all the time you’ve wasted fighting blame, when you could have been leading a normal life.”
    • “Rose would have done anything to protect you. She even gave her life, and what have you done about it? Nothing, nothing at all.”
    • “It is all over. After your death awaits the void. You will cease to exist completely.”
    • “Lucien laughs every night as he remembers that night in his study. He still keeps the gun with which he shot you and your sister.”
    • “You didn’t have the backbone to put Bob out of his misery.”
    • “Hammer still thinks her father’s death is your fault. One day she will betray you in revenge.”
    • “Your son/daughter hates you, he/she will get a blade in the night and plunge it through your heart.”
    • “Your husband/wife is cold and alone right now. Balverines will feast on his/her flesh.”
    • “Your son/daughter is so sweet, like honey. Last night when I visited your home, he/she screamed your name as he/she died.”
    • “Think about all the endless hours you’ve wasted playing this game. And for what? Nothing!”
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