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post #1 of 39
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paid yesterday 13 euros for this game. finnished it in 2 hours and 20 minutes!

to compare.

Outland a game with online co op. much more options longer gameplay i only paid 10 euros for. so far 5 hours played not finnished it yet.

Braid a game 10 euros finnished it in 4 hours.

not to forget Limbo is already 1 year old on xbox360.

a honest price would have been around 7 euros.

but this price now is outrages! sure the game is nice but outland and braid give much more value for money.

dungeon hunter alliance i paid 14 euros for have co op online gameplay and played like 14 hours before i finished my first go.

so what makes limbo so special it warrants such a high price tag?

compared to the games above. nothing! so be warned.
post #2 of 39
You have no one to blame but yourself.

Downloadable titles have been around long enough that you should already know what you're getting, and roughly how long it will last. Not to mention that because Limbo has been out for a very long time, there are plenty of reviews and player reactions available.

That said, I enjoyed Limbo just fine. Worth my time and money. But it is rather easy and short. But some folks may find it more rewarding and challenging than I did. It's got a bit more style than substance. But I'll happily keep dumping my money into mediocre games with style. There are far too many predictable rehashes with no sense of artistry or uniqueness, so I'll gladly support games like Limbo.
post #3 of 39
I was waiting for this game since it came out on the xbox360. Wanted to pick it up but at 15$ and with the backlog I have, I might wait. With my PS+ now it would cost 12$ but I don't know if I'll pass or bite. 10$ would have been an instant buy for me, sure it's only 2$ difference but it's psychological
post #4 of 39
What is this Euro thing???
post #5 of 39
A currency with no political hegemony that might not be around much longer.

Anyways, did you 100% it? From what I've read, that should take you a good long while.
post #6 of 39
I think it's pretty awesome. Hope that helps.
post #7 of 39
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Originally Posted by frankthetoad View Post

I think it's pretty awesome. Hope that helps.

Greatly!

Just won a copy from a giveaway. Played the demo last night and liked it but didn't want to pay the $15. Free is much better
post #8 of 39
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lol tyrant if your living in the usa i would worry much more about the debt ceiling being raised.

not to mention the EURUSD is around 1.435 at the moment.

about 100% it. i am not going to do that. why try to finnish the game with only 5 lives lol. game is finnished i dont want to play it over and over again just for that throphy.

if there was some new thropies to get story mode wise alright. but that aint it.

thropies like that are just lame attempts to make the game longer. like complete game A on easy or normal on elite tounlock hardcore etc. fook that.
post #9 of 39
i agree with u, maybe the game isnt worth it. maybe to some people they really enjoyed it and actually was worth it. it all depends. BUT no one forced you to buy it. so blame yourself. shouldve done some research before pulling the trigger. besides, u sound like a cheapa$$ lol.
post #10 of 39
Many $60 titles last only 10-12 hours. Limbo is about a 3-hour long game. 3 x 4 = 12. So by any standard measure Limbo is correctly priced for the market if you peg cost on length of gameplay.

It costs $10+ to watch a 90 minute movie in the theater.

An ounce of scotch can cost $30+ in a bar.

If your only measure of quality for a game is how long it takes then there's not really a lot that can be done. Limbo was a fantastic, creative, unusual game, and for me it was well worth $15. If you can't appreciate what Limbo had to offer, that's one thing, but if you think you got ripped off simply because it was too short then maybe you need to reevaluate what makes a game worth your money.
post #11 of 39
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and that is were you fail hardcore jeremy.

i just gave examples of games that are cheaper have better value that are actually priced less.

just because it is this unique art style suddenly does not need to make the game more expensive.

actually i think a game like outlands cost more to make then limbo. so why should limbo be precied higher?

about 60 dollar games. which single player 60 dollar games only last 12 hours? and if we have games like that. they are actually from a different caliber then a simple puzzle platform game like limbo.

heavy rain for example is such a game, however it has many different direction. not to mention the scale of the game is way bigger, much more difficult to create.

games like GTA,imfamous 2, La noire etc take much longer then 12 hours to finnish so again not a good example.

i never said i didnt like limbo at all. i said for the price it is given it is way to short compared with other games in its range. simple as that.

also this unique art style bla bla talk. i am so tired of that. it is just a simple animated flash game. it is not like it uses handdrawn animation like dragons lair games or movies like the illionist etc.
post #12 of 39
Almost all action games (e.g. God of War 3) and first person shooters have main campaigns that are less than 12 hours long.
post #13 of 39
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Originally Posted by TyrantII View Post

Anyways, did you 100% it? From what I've read, that should take you a good long while.

I'm skeptical of many folks actually 100%-ing this without a guide. Some of the hidden items are more than a little off the beaten path.

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Almost all action games (e.g. God of War 3) and first person shooters have main campaigns that are less than 12 hours long.

Exactly. This whole "length = price" argument is pointless. Price has more to do with production values and packaged content (SP, MP, co-op, replayability). Maybe the real problem people are trying to point out is that too many games these days are only worth playing once.

A great short game is infinitely replayable--like a good movie or book. There are some fantastic full-priced games that are very short and very replayable: Ico, Sands of Time, Super Mario Bros, etc. It's really a quality issue, not a quantity one.

I mean, one of my favorite games this gen (Vanquish) was panned by critics for being "too short," but it's designed to be replayed. That was also a critique of Child of Eden (supposed to be replayed for score). And so on.
post #14 of 39
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yes but shooters have multiplayer which brings the total playtime over much more hours then limbo.

God of war 3. you really want to compare limbo to god of war 3.

god of war 3 production value. managment is way more difficult to handle then a simple game like limbo. holy hell. everybody can see the difference in that.

i also have a lot of fun playing dragons lair over and over again. but i am smart enough to understand that Dragons lair is much more easy to make then a game like god of war or limbo for that matter.

simple fact is. what limbo gives as value compared to cheaper games like outlands for example. is less value for money.
post #15 of 39
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yes but shooters have multiplayer which brings the total playtime over much more hours then limbo.

Folks like me rarely bother with the multiplayer in most shooters, but I generally enjoy the SP (and sometimes co-op) campaigns. Not to mention that for most shooters these days, MP is just an afterthought thrown in to add to the "value" of the package. So for me, MP is a non-issue. And I'm sure I'm not alone.

But I've bought more than a few shooters at full price. Do I feel like I wasted my money? For the most part, no. $60 seems reasonable, especially when you can sell retail games back into the used market at such a small loss.

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simple fact is. what limbo gives as value compared to cheaper games like outlands for example. is less value for money.

You're talking about a few dollars difference, here. That's like complaining about the cost of a DVD priced at $15 and another at $10. They're probably both good movies, but they simply cost what they cost. No big deal.
post #16 of 39
So I guess there were no reviews then OP?
post #17 of 39
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Folks like me rarely bother with the multiplayer in most shooters, but I generally enjoy the SP (and sometimes co-op) campaigns. Not to mention that for most shooters these days, MP is just an afterthought thrown in to add to the "value" of the package. So for me, MP is a non-issue. And I'm sure I'm not alone.
You aren't alone, but the room is not very crowded... black ops had almost 500,000 people online tonight, I think most play FPS for multiplayer and not SP....

It's a fair complaint that this game was only 2 hours long... but it was out for a year already? next time check the reviews before buying.... lmy backlog of PSN games is a big list... so I pretty much only buy any PSN games when they go on sale... which it seems like 75-80% of them do go on sale withina few months.
post #18 of 39
I bought Limbo and played through it on Saturday. Definitely not disappointed with the purchase and enjoyed the game. 100%ing it? I'll do it eventually, at least you can somewhat surmise where the trophies are hidden based on the listing, they seem to be chronological in nature.

I managed to find some that were pretty out there just because I like to poke things
post #19 of 39
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So I guess there were no reviews then OP?

it is a good game, kind of braid like... it was very fun and had me hooked, i don't like a lot of games.... it is worth the money, better than 90% of downloadable games out there... if you like platforming you should get it...
post #20 of 39
About the price and length of going to the movies. So if you enjoyed it more than a crapfest like Thor. You got your moneys worth Id say.
post #21 of 39
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reviews? you mean those reviews were people getting pair to review. please..

this discussion is about price to game quality.

for a game like limbo which is 1 year old. i can buy for 6 euro more little big planet 2 which is 6 months old.

you see were i am getting here? or maybe you dont, because your in limbo.

Limbo is 1 year old game. that is has only been released on psn now. does not have to make it more expensive.

i can remember when mass effect 2 got released on ps3 it was also cheaper then it once started on xbox360.

you still dont see your getting ripped off?

it not then i am also sure you will also be the first in line to buy resident evil 4 and resident evil veronica for 15 dollars each. because you like being screwed over by capcom as well.

that you like the game fair enough. i also liked the game. but not money wise. it was not worth the price tag.
post #22 of 39
Went to buy the game today, the Playstation Plus sale price appears to be gone already.
post #23 of 39
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for a game like limbo which is 1 year old. i can buy for 6 euro more little big planet 2 which is 6 months old.

Now you're getting into a totally different issue. LBP2 is a disc release, so it drops in price at retail over time (to sell through physical stock). The digital release of lbp2 then has to also drop in price to match retail. In contrast, Limbo was only ever a digital release, which rarely ever drop in price over time. This holds true for many, many games beyond just Limbo. So now your complaint is about the pricing structure for all digital releases, not just Limbo.

So if that's your complaint, then I agree with you. It sucks that digital releases don't drop in price with time the way that retail releases do. But if your complaint is that Limbo is too short and not good enough to justify the $15 asking price, then I completely disagree. But that's a totally different issue.
post #24 of 39
I could've told you that Limbo was totally overrated, easy, and not worth buying at full price. I'd spend $5 on it, max.
post #25 of 39
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Originally Posted by number1laing View Post

I could've told you that Limbo was totally overrated, easy, and not worth buying at full price. I'd spend $5 on it, max.

Overrated and easy, yes. But not worth $15? It costs that much to see a (really bad) movie these days. Limbo is certainly a better use of 3 hours and 15 bucks than Thor or Tron or Transformers.
post #26 of 39
I wouldn't spend money on Thor, Tron, or Transformers either.
post #27 of 39
You leave Tron alone.
post #28 of 39
Tron was groovy.

Maybe you're just too square.... man...
post #29 of 39
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Originally Posted by frankthetoad View Post

You leave Tron alone.

Any movie that does that much harm to its source material deserves any bad treatment it gets. Boo.
post #30 of 39
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Any movie that does that much harm to its source material deserves any bad treatment it gets. Boo.

Not to dump a bunch of turkey bacon in this thread, but have you watched the original Tron lately? Was the reboot cheesy? Yes...but most reboots of our childhood sci-fi classics are. It had a fantastic soundtrack, great special effects, looked beautiful, and did actually have a story/plot.
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