From the makers of Limbo
Inside is an Xbox console exclusive title from Playdead, the makers of Limbo. While there are similar traits that both games possess there are also many ways that these games differ. While Limbo story is basically explained thoughout the game with a clear objective ( save your sister from purgatory) Inside story is less than clear.
In Inside you play as a boy who seems to be escaping for the horrors of his world. At first glance It’s seems like a world ruled by a dictatorship like Nazi Germany as the main character is chased by dogs and mysterious figures. But as you further progress through the game you will notice that the world is a little off. In some cases your world will be flipped upside down and others you will have to use the environment to survive. Nothing is as it seems and that’s the joy of Inside.
Inside is a game in which the journey is just as important as the destination. It was thrilling to reach each location in the game trying to find what the boy was looking for. I enjoyed that each puzzle while some were difficult they always made sense. So much I. Fact that a couple of times I was like why I didn’t think of that earlier. Also returning from Limbo is the gruesome deaths if you fail. The deaths are really uncomfortable and it makes you not want to fail so the boy is not subjected to a horrible death.
For all the great experiences I had with the game the one knock I have is the ending. The final 15 minutes take a huge left turn that while gameplay wise I liked narrative wise I didn’t. If you were expecting answers or more information about the world you will not get them. The end of the game is left for interpretation and while I respect the developer for the decision they made the end of the game just wasn’t for me . Overall Inside is a great game that should be experienced and a must have for Xbox one owners.
Score 9.0 out of 10