History VideoGame / LimboOfTheLost

16th Jun '17 7:23:02 AM mariofan1000
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[[caption-width-right:215:"Your darkest dreams" is all too accurate.]]
15th May '17 6:58:55 PM CyberController
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* HumongousMecha: One that pops out of nowhere at the end of Chapter 4. And serves no purpouse at all in the story.

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* HumongousMecha: One that pops out of nowhere at the end of Chapter 4. And serves no purpouse purpose at all in the story.
5th Feb '17 2:16:57 PM bwburke94
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[[{{Understatement}} The game is not without its problems, though.]]

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[[{{Understatement}} The [[ThisIsGonnaSuck But that's not what the game is not without its problems, though.famous for...]]
12th Mar '16 4:18:45 PM KhlavKalash
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* SmugSnake: Alas, Briggs himself will swing between making ridicolously dumb-looking faces and smugly grinning with superiority at will. This is evident during the climax of Chapter 3.

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* SmugSnake: Alas, Briggs himself will swing between making ridicolously ridiculously dumb-looking faces and smugly grinning with superiority at will. This is evident during the climax of Chapter 3.
12th Mar '16 4:13:49 PM KhlavKalash
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* {{Jerkass}}: Cap'n Briggs rather unhesitatingly mutilates people to advance the plot... and sometimes, for no real reason. Not just that, he commits ''murder'' to get an arm to make gruel. Holy Hell. Let's not forget when he claps what can best be descried as a bear trap onto a guy's head so he could steal his '''pen'''. Said pen is then used to blind a sea monster -- which, as far as we know, has done '''nothing wrong'''. Blinding the sea monster doesn't actually do anything useful, but it turns the pen into a nib, which is then used as a lockpick to remove somebody from their chains. All this to get a clue to get to the next area, which is cryptic to the point of uselessness.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Cap'n Briggs rather unhesitatingly mutilates people to advance the plot... and sometimes, for no real reason. Not just that, he commits ''murder'' to get an arm to make gruel. Holy Hell. Let's not forget when he claps what can best be descried described as a bear trap onto a guy's head so he could steal his '''pen'''. Said pen is then used to blind a sea monster -- which, as far as we know, has done '''nothing wrong'''. Blinding the sea monster doesn't actually do anything useful, but it turns the pen into a nib, which is then used as a lockpick to remove somebody from their chains. All this to get a clue to get to the next area, which is cryptic to the point of uselessness.
2nd Jan '16 10:34:48 AM nombretomado
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Due to its absolutely massive amount of plagiarism, the game's been pulled off store shelves. It's still available in pirated form, though - while we at TV Tropes don't encourage it, you can sweep the Web and find a copy, [[BileFascination if you absolutely have to experience its legendary badness]]. Considering that most of the content was ''already'' pirated anyway, it'll probably even count as poetic justice. An alternative is to read the excellent LetsPlay from the SomethingAwful forums by LetsPlay/TheDarkId: [[http://lparchive.org/Limbo-of-the-Lost/ it does an excellent job pointing out each and every insult to your intelligence without forcing you to actually play it]]. There is also another LetsPlay by [[http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?t=400406 Wields-Rulebook-Heavily]] which also does a good job at covering the game. For those who would prefer a video playthrough, Vinny of WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}} has livestreamed the game in its entirety; the stream is preserved [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlc94szfcNDHdHdZewnAvKeBXWYZVGdtT here]].

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Due to its absolutely massive amount of plagiarism, the game's been pulled off store shelves. It's still available in pirated form, though - while we at TV Tropes don't encourage it, you can sweep the Web and find a copy, [[BileFascination if you absolutely have to experience its legendary badness]]. Considering that most of the content was ''already'' pirated anyway, it'll probably even count as poetic justice. An alternative is to read the excellent LetsPlay from the SomethingAwful Website/SomethingAwful forums by LetsPlay/TheDarkId: [[http://lparchive.org/Limbo-of-the-Lost/ it does an excellent job pointing out each and every insult to your intelligence without forcing you to actually play it]]. There is also another LetsPlay by [[http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?t=400406 Wields-Rulebook-Heavily]] which also does a good job at covering the game. For those who would prefer a video playthrough, Vinny of WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}} has livestreamed the game in its entirety; the stream is preserved [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlc94szfcNDHdHdZewnAvKeBXWYZVGdtT here]].
25th Dec '15 5:04:44 PM Dramatic
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* AnachronismStew: Possibly justified by the otherworldly setting, but it's a tad odd how Briggs just takes it in stride.

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* AnachronismStew: Possibly justified by the otherworldly setting, but it's a tad odd how Briggs just takes it in stride. One noteable case is when 19th century ship captain Briggs is able to fix an electric circuit with no issues.



* LetsPlay: Wields-Rulebook-Heavily [[http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?t=400406 takes a bullet for the team]] and plays the game so you don't have to.

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* LetsPlay: LetsPlay:
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Wields-Rulebook-Heavily [[http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?t=400406 takes a bullet for the team]] and plays the game so you don't have to.


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** Vinny of ''LetsPlay/{{Vinesauce}}'' played the game in one of his more popular streams. The highlights can be found [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPe1GqeeDr4 here]], while the full stream can be watched [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-H4wu30Sks&list=PLlc94szfcNDHdHdZewnAvKeBXWYZVGdtT here]].
17th Dec '15 2:02:29 AM razorrozar7
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* AssPull: During the climax of Chapter 3: Allright, the facts exposed by Briggs to reveal who the culprits are may work on some feeble, pathetic logic. However, [[spoiler: the games doesn't bother to explain how Briggs knew that he could seal away the Soul Taker with a black candle and a glass box and act so smugly about it. Notice that all he knew about the Soul Taker was the ritual to summon it by a scroll.]]



* PropRecycling: Thor's mighty hammer is used several times, at several sizes, to [[MundaneUtility solve anything imaginable]]. Namely, first is found as a hammer inside Death's own armory. Later on the same model is used for the doorknobs of the SevenDeadlySins doors.



* TalkingToHimself: Let's just say the studio didn't overspend on voice actors. This wouldn't be as much of a problem if the guy could actually, y'know, act.
17th Dec '15 2:00:01 AM razorrozar7
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* AllTrollsAreDifferent: Well, not really: at the end of Chapter 1 and 3 an [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings incredibly familiar-looking troll]] will appear to take away most of Briggs stuff. [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNoWhere Both times without warning.]]

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* AllTrollsAreDifferent: Well, not really: at the end of Chapter 1 and 3 an [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings incredibly familiar-looking troll]] will appear to take away most of Briggs Briggs's stuff. [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNoWhere Both times without warning.]]



* ApatheticCitizens: In Chapter 3, even though everyone knows about their fellow townies getting their souls sucked out, no one bothers to do anything about it, leaving Briggs with the dirty work. [[spoiler: Not to mention that [[TooDumbToLive Not a Single One]] of them can tell apart snow from ashes.]]

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* ApatheticCitizens: In Chapter 3, even though everyone knows about their fellow townies getting their souls sucked out, no one bothers to do anything about it, leaving Briggs with the dirty work. [[spoiler: Not to mention that [[TooDumbToLive Not ''[[TooDumbToLive not a Single One]] single one]]'' of them can tell snow apart snow from ashes.]]



* ArtisticLicenseBiology: [[spoiler:Flaying the Mayor and wearing his skin]] does NOT WORK THAT WAY, GOOD NIGHT!

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: ArtisticLicenseBiology:
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[[spoiler:Flaying the Mayor and wearing his skin]] does NOT WORK THAT WAY, GOOD NIGHT!



* CardCarryingVillain: All them members of the Cult who summoned the Soul Taker in Chapter 3. [[spoiler: It is mentioned that they need seven souls for something, which doesn't make any sense since one of them, O'Negus, already has a large collection of souls in his possession.]]

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* CardCarryingVillain: All them the members of the Cult who summoned the Soul Taker in Chapter 3. [[spoiler: It is mentioned that they need seven souls for something, which doesn't make any sense since one of them, O'Negus, already has a large collection of souls in his possession.]]



* DramaticUnmask: The last person to be in the cult, murdering people and [[spoiler:pretending to be the mayor is... a monster.]]

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* DramaticUnmask: The last person revealed to be in the cult, murdering people and [[spoiler:pretending to be the mayor is... a monster.]]



* FogFeet: The Soul Taker is supposed to have this, in game his model ends at the waist with green sparkles and a mass of sand.
* GainaxEnding: Really, the whole game is one long MindScrew, but the ending is particularly weird even by the remaining game's standards.

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* FogFeet: The Soul Taker is supposed to have this, this; in game his model ends at the waist with green sparkles and a mass of sand.
* GainaxEnding: Really, the whole game is one long MindScrew, but the ending is particularly weird even by the remaining rest of the game's standards.



* {{Hammerspace}}: At one point, in the game you are forced to take along a coffin lid in your pocket. Never explained either. Then there's the near 30 items you're carrying around at the same time, in that same small pocket, in chapter three... Made more notorious as sometimes Briggs complains about picking up some smaller objects for similar space reasons.
* {{Hellhound}}: A trio of them, apparently all named [[FluffyTheTerrible Fluffy]] is encountered in Chapter 1. They have to be fed with something to let you pass.

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* {{Hammerspace}}: At one point, point in the game you are forced to take along a coffin lid in your pocket. Never explained either. Then there's the near 30 or so items you're carrying around at the same time, in that same small pocket, in chapter three... Made more notorious as sometimes Briggs complains about picking up some smaller objects for similar space reasons.
* {{Hellhound}}: A trio of them, apparently all named [[FluffyTheTerrible Fluffy]] is encountered in Chapter 1. They have to be fed with something to let you pass.



* HorsemenOfTheApocalypse: The final chapter contains a puzzle related to both the four horsemen and the seven deadly sins. On their seals, they are all represented as skeletal undeads with various distinctive traits (War wears a roman helmet and Plague wears a broken hood.) [[spoiler: The hooded guys who take Briggs prisoner in the final segmet may be them.]]

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* HorsemenOfTheApocalypse: The final chapter contains a puzzle related to both the four horsemen and the seven deadly sins. On their seals, they are all represented as skeletal undeads with various distinctive traits (War wears a roman helmet and Plague wears a broken hood.) [[spoiler: The hooded guys who take Briggs prisoner in the final segmet segment may be them.]]



* NominalHero: Allright, Briggs is supposed to be humanity's last hope and greatest hero. [[SociopathicHero Why]], [[SmugSnake exactly]]?

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* NominalHero: Allright, Alright, Briggs is supposed to be humanity's last hope and greatest hero. [[SociopathicHero Why]], [[SmugSnake exactly]]?



* PlayerAndProtagonistIntegration: You act as an "Earthly guide" for Briggs, meaning you tell him where to go, where to look, or what to collect. Briggs occasionally acts independant of you, going to certain areas by himself or collecting things unprompted. [[spoiler:In the finale, Briggs gets captured, and you must solve the final puzzle by yourself.]]

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* PlayerAndProtagonistIntegration: You act as an "Earthly guide" for Briggs, meaning you tell him where to go, where to look, or what to collect. Briggs occasionally acts independant independent of you, going to certain areas by himself or collecting things unprompted. [[spoiler:In the finale, Briggs gets captured, and you must solve the final puzzle by yourself.]]



* [[ScrewDestiny Screw Fate]]: Benjamin is the pawn of Destiny, who favors free will and is in a contest against [[YouCantFightFate Fate]]. Incidentally, this may be ''also'' a ripoff, this time of the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series.

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* [[ScrewDestiny Screw Fate]]: Benjamin is the pawn of Destiny, who favors free will and is in a contest against [[YouCantFightFate Fate]]. Incidentally, this may be ''also'' be a ripoff, this time of the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series.



* SmugSnake: Alas, Briggs himself will swing between making ridicolously dumb-looking faces to smugly grin with superiority at will. This is evident during the climax of Chapter 3.

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* SmugSnake: Alas, Briggs himself will swing between making ridicolously dumb-looking faces to and smugly grin grinning with superiority at will. This is evident during the climax of Chapter 3.



* SoreLoser: Fate, lampshaded by his brother Destiny (who, to be fair, is right.]]

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* SoreLoser: Fate, lampshaded by his brother Destiny (who, to be fair, is right.]]Destiny.



* TimedMission: [[spoiler:The final puzzle in the game gives you a limited amount of time to save Briggs from the Sins. Run out and you get the bad ending. However even this is sloppily done, as the timer actually doesn't move and will only drop for a fixed amount of times whenever you enter or leave one of the Seven Sins' chambers. So is less about running out of time and more like "know exactly what to do and when."]]

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* TimedMission: [[spoiler:The final puzzle in the game gives you a limited amount of time to save Briggs from the Sins. Run out and you get the bad ending. However even this is sloppily done, as the timer actually doesn't move and will only drop for a fixed amount of times whenever you enter or leave one of the Seven Sins' chambers. So is it's less about running out of time and more like "know exactly what to do and when."]]



* VerbalTic: One of the designers has an odd habit of peppering his writing with mad laughter ("HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"), and this sometimes shows up in the game's subtitled dialogue - but ''not'' in the voice acting.

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* VerbalTic: VerbalTic:
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One of the designers has an odd habit of peppering his writing with mad laughter ("HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"), and this sometimes shows up in the game's subtitled dialogue - but ''not'' in the voice acting.



* WalkingShirtlessScene: Most of the times, for FanDisservice, expecially with the obese Innkeeper who sports man boobs.

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* WalkingShirtlessScene: Most of the times, time for FanDisservice, expecially with the obese Innkeeper who sports man boobs.



* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler: During the climax of Chapter 3 the Soul Taker, who previously has killed many people with ease, stands perfectly stills roaring and screeching while Briggs takes his time to pull out the glass box, put the candle inside, lit the candle and slowly countdown before trapping him inside said box. This makes the Soul Taker look like a moron, and Briggs like a MartyStu.]]

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* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler: During the climax of Chapter 3 the Soul Taker, who previously has killed many people with ease, stands perfectly stills still roaring and screeching while Briggs takes his time to pull out the glass box, put the candle inside, lit the candle and slowly countdown before trapping him inside said box. This makes the Soul Taker look like a moron, and Briggs like a MartyStu.]]



* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: Pie Shoppe and the Pawn Shoppe.

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* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: The Pie Shoppe and the Pawn Shoppe.
17th Dec '15 1:47:19 AM razorrozar7
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Due to its absolutely massive amount of plagiarism, the game's been pulled off store shelves. It's still available in pirated form, though - while we at TV Tropes don't encourage it, you can sweep the Web and find a copy, [[BileFascination if you absolutely have to experience its legendary badness]]. Considering that most of the content was ''already'' pirated anyway, it'll probably even count as poetic justice. An alternative is to read the excellent LetsPlay from the SomethingAwful forums by LetsPlay/TheDarkId: [[http://lparchive.org/Limbo-of-the-Lost/ it does an excellent job pointing out each and every insult to your intelligence without forcing you to actually play it]]. There is also another LetsPlay by [[http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?t=400406 Wields-Rulebook-Heavily]] which also does a good job at covering the game.

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Due to its absolutely massive amount of plagiarism, the game's been pulled off store shelves. It's still available in pirated form, though - while we at TV Tropes don't encourage it, you can sweep the Web and find a copy, [[BileFascination if you absolutely have to experience its legendary badness]]. Considering that most of the content was ''already'' pirated anyway, it'll probably even count as poetic justice. An alternative is to read the excellent LetsPlay from the SomethingAwful forums by LetsPlay/TheDarkId: [[http://lparchive.org/Limbo-of-the-Lost/ it does an excellent job pointing out each and every insult to your intelligence without forcing you to actually play it]]. There is also another LetsPlay by [[http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?t=400406 Wields-Rulebook-Heavily]] which also does a good job at covering the game.
game. For those who would prefer a video playthrough, Vinny of WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}} has livestreamed the game in its entirety; the stream is preserved [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlc94szfcNDHdHdZewnAvKeBXWYZVGdtT here]].
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