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Road to A+ May 6, 2017 @ 5:54pm
Limbo ending
Is it just me or the ending wasnt very satisfying, aside from having completed the game? Btw that was one of the best platformer ive ever played, if not the best. I feel cheap for getting this for 2$
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Лебовски May 7, 2017 @ 3:57pm 
Ты прекрасна в печали и радости,
Ты мне даришь заботу свою.
От любви смысл жизни рождается,
С каждым днем все сильнее люблю.
ОООООООО (жёсткий скрим)

Золотая чаша, Золотая
Наполняет ароматом чая
Дом в котором счастье обитает,
Золотая чаша, Золотая…
Road to A+ May 7, 2017 @ 5:58pm 
Rus to En

You is perfect in mourn as well of the gladness, You to me present care one's.
From love meaning of the life is born, Every day increasingly stronger I like.
ОООООООО (tough by скрим) Gold bowl, Gold Fills by tea aroma House in which happiness lives, Gold bowl, Gold…
Chinaski May 7, 2017 @ 6:10pm 
are you on drugs
I'm Batman May 27, 2017 @ 8:24am 

The ending is a bit sudden and shockingly criptic until you start thinking about it. I think it is the kind of ending that presents you with a mysterious situation for you to craft your own thoughts. It is a subtle and soft ending, indeed.

At first I theorised that he might be overcomming his own fears of communication towards a girl, and he has to overcome many types of fears that he has in order to do it (irrational fear in the form of animals, low self steme from the other males that are suppoused to be better than him and therefore they would stop him, corpses of himself representing the anticipation of failure and rejection, machinery as the isolation of industrialized and urban societies...). But then I realized the game was called Limbo and that all of that was bullcrap XD.

I investigated a bit and found some articles of the more popular theories (for example this one: It is confirmed that the girl is the kids sister. There are many theories, and I agree with the one that says that they both are dead. However I haven't seen mentioned the reason why the kid is in Limbo instead of a better place. I feel that the game is not intending to create a religious view of it, but rather a misterious and oniric existance.

Judging by the fact that the girl is apparently unaffected by that nightmare that is this particular Limbo, I find that the kid must have done something or that he carries some kind of negative feelings that keep him from the calm that she experiences. And I especulate that it is because their deaths were his fault, and that he needs to overcome the guilt and the pain of having caused that to be able to reconcile it with her, and to be with her again.

But, as always, the author that creates a mysterious story on purpose declares the intent to keep it that way, and therefore no theory is in the end the truth.

Or, Limbo could just be a metaphor of what the kid is going through to overcome some kind of psychological issue, like guilt or whatever.
Last edited by I'm Batman; May 27, 2017 @ 8:26am
Road to A+ May 27, 2017 @ 3:56pm 
nice post. I think that it leaves too much space for your own thoughts. the ending of inside was much better to me for being more explicit while still leaving much room for your imagination
HAZZARD May 28, 2017 @ 10:01pm 
BellyButton May 31, 2017 @ 6:24pm 
I read somewhere the story is about a boy who kills himself to be with his sister who died.

Thats why he ends up in limbo (closest place to hell)
Last edited by BellyButton; May 31, 2017 @ 6:25pm
Presence Jun 7, 2017 @ 12:15am 
Originally posted by HAZZARD:
d985818388 Jun 10, 2017 @ 8:39am 
I think it alike "Alice in Wonderland", he was sleep, at the end he awaked and went to his sister which was at treehouse.
miao Jun 10, 2017 @ 11:32am 
Originally posted by d985818388:
I think it alike "Alice in Wonderland", he was sleep, at the end he awaked and went to his sister which was at treehouse.
Considering how the girl acts suprised and the game ends there, maybe it was all a part of her dream.
I like spoons
miao Jun 11, 2017 @ 6:01am 
Originally posted by Kyriohs:
I like spoons
ok salad fingers
Ricardito86 Jun 24, 2017 @ 9:10am 
I think he and his sister are dead and they meet in limbo to go to heaven.
AldairFail Jun 25, 2017 @ 2:07am 
Pink-Panther Jun 25, 2017 @ 2:20am 
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