At the start of the game the player wakes in the body of a young boy lying alone in a grassy field. Similar to Remedy’s Alan Wake (released back in May), Limbo sets the tone of the game through the environment. Without any indication of his thoughts or explanation for the path he must take, he sets off through this dark world that alludes strongly to the old German Expressionism films (think the horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari). What little light is given fluctuates as the world moves in and out of focus within a screen that fades to black around the edges, filled only with the silhouettes of set pieces, moveable objects, obstacles, dead bodies, and the boy himself. Similarly to the aesthetics, the soundtrack gives little comfort to the player. Instead there is almost no sound, with only the faint calls of indistinguishable animals, dripping water, and noises of the dangers lurking ahead providing muddy audio cues. [Read more...]
I don’t know what was going on this week because usually there isn’t too much that catches my eye, but I was overwhelmed with things to be excited about this week. Maybe it is just because I had a lot more free time on my hands…
The Greatest Trailer – Looks to be a touching movie following a family after they lose their son to a car accident and then are introduced to the girl that he got pregnant right before his death (wow, that was a really bad right up. Just watch the trailer!) Check it out here.
The Predators Trailer – The only stuff I have seen involving the predators involves them being vs. aliens, so I say the series can only go up from there for me. With that in mind, this film does actually look like it has the potential to be a decent action flick, so check it out here.
The Switch Trailer – Jason Bateman swaps out Jennifer Aniston’s artificial insemination swimmers. Check it out here.