i want to be rick grimes for halloween
i want to buy a sheriff costume
who will be my lady grimes
If no one ends up wanting to dress up as the kids from Battle Royale for Halloween (the best senior costume ever, amen) with me next year, I’m going as Rosie the Riveter.
In honour of Halloween, I bring to you a hauntingly (insert: ‘film’ noir, German expressionist, minimalist, existentialist, Burton-esque…) beautiful game for the XBox 360 called LIMBO. It is like the lovechild of a manically depressed LittleBigPlanet and Bioshock mixed in with the eeriness and childlike reverie of Guillermo Del Toro, undercoated with the rich subtext of cities/industrialization vs. nature (both being untamable beasts of different origins) of Miyazaki, poisoned with the childhood treachery of Rule of Rose, and with the regal and surreal illustrations from The Ghastly Crumb Tines (“A is for Amy who fell down the stairs”)… with its vocal chords clawed out.
All you need to know about this game is the tagline: “Uncertain of his Sister’s Fate, a Boy enters LIMBO.”
Now go play it. The Danish sure know how to create one hell of a game. More perplexing than Memento and Inception combined.