Video Game: Limbo of the Lost
Forget reality. Surrender to your darkest dreams.
The King of Limbooooooooooooo!Limbo of the Lost
is a horror Adventure Game
in which you control Captain Benjamin Spooner Briggs, captain of the Mary Celeste
(as he will let no one forget). Briggs wakes up in a cell with an extremely flexible, spider-like man named Arach
, who unlocks the door and lets him into the dungeons of an ogre named Grunger. Briggs eventually finds that he is in Limbo, and attempts to escape, with the help of his "Earthly Guide"; that'd be you.The game is not without its problems, though.
For one, pretty much every background is shamelessly ripped from another game, without so much as a mention or acknowledgment to be found - not even in the credits.
Secondly, the items you need to pick up are often dark in color and hard to make out against the usually-dark backdrops, making progress a chore
(in one instance, an item is partially obscured by your compass
, which can't be taken off of the screen). Third, the game's animation, CGI and otherwise, would look primitive in the late 1980s (The game, by the way, was released in 2008). Fourth, there's a constant and extremely annoying whisper of "Join us... Join us... Join us now!" in the background that plays every three minutes or so (shamefully ripped from the Thief
series), which is fine and atmospheric up until you go stark staring mad
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, 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 Let's Play
from the Something Awful
forums by The Dark Id
: 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 Let's Play
which also does a good job at covering the game.
Even in light of all these facts, it is not immune
to The Wiki Rule
(the wiki just notes what is stolen). And whatever you do, do not confuse it with Limbo
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