posted by SuperSofa (SAN BERNARDINO, CA) Apr 21, 2011
Member since Sep 2009
gamers (92%) found this review helpful
I have always wanted to play Limbo and Trials HD but I never wanted to spend the Microsoft Points to buy them. I saw this pack was coming out so I decided to rent it and it lived up to all of my expectations. Although I am not going to review each of the games individually because that has already been done before I will say putting all three of them in a back was a great idea.
gamers (90%) found this review helpful
It's definitely worth a rent if you wanted to play any of these.
Trials HD 10/10 I actually own this one, and it's expansions. It's fun, but it does require a LOT of practice to get consistently good, especially at the medium and higher difficulties. It's probably not going to have as much appeal as a rental, and if you were going to outright buy any of them, this would be the one as it has lots of replay value.
Limbo 9/10 Very good and atmospheric, with excellent puzzles. However it is short, at 4-5 hours, and has no replay value. Rent it to experience it, but it's not worth buying.
'Splosion Man 5/10 It starts off okay, but becomes unforgiving at about level 15 of 50, and the controls are just a little off. The camera seems to hate you a lot of the time, so you're going to die a lot. And then restart at a checkpoint that's too far back. N+ and Super Meat Boy are much better executions of the genre, helped by the fact that they are pure 2D. I stopped playing around level 23.
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
This Collection is really fantastic. I played the Limbo demo on Xbox Live and immediately knew I wanted to play the full game. Being the cheapskate that I am, I added it to my gamefly Q to save myself $15 in XBL Points.
When the disc arrived I played through Limbo in about 2 days, mopping up the achievements the second evening. Some people might call that too short but it felt like a good length. It reminded me of the old days when you could pick up a NES cart and beat it once a day if you wanted to. Limbo is a really artistic game, the visuals, the themes, it really is the first game that I've played that felt like art.
Limbo IS however very gloomy. This is where you go back to the menu and look at the other titles on the disc. Splosion man is anything but gloomy. You are an escaped combustible man (reminiscent of a raving rabbid) who explode scientists into chunks of meat whilst running through the gauntlet of a subterranean lab. The controls are simple, you explode to jump, attack, wall climb etc... The special collection item for each level is a cake, the matrix slow motion as Splosion man yells out "CAKE!" is quite amusing. My son and I delight in finding the cake in each level. The character animations are very funny and the semi coherent babbling catchphrases don't get old.
The other title on the disc is Trials HD. I really expected this game to be filler. To my surprise, its really quite addictive. You drive through an extreme obstacle course floating in a giant warehouse type structure on a dirt bike. There's no steering left or right, just brakes gas and leaning forward or back to make sure the bike doesn't flip. It reminds me of what an Excitebike remake should be.
If you're looking for some unique twists on the old school 2D side scrollers of the past then this disc is simply gold. All 3 titles are real winners.