Back in 2010, a Danish indie studio called Playdead released a macabre side-scroller called Limbo. It was good. In 2016, that same studio is releasing a new macabre side-scroller. This one’s called Inside, and it’s really, really good.
A few weeks ago, Playdead sent us a couple of Xbox One codes for the game. I wasn’t expecting them; in fact, I’d kind of forgotten Inside was a thing. I vaguely remembered seeing a trailer at E3. It looked a lot like Limbo, right? Who knows. Let’s play it.
The next three and a half hours involved me staring at my screen saying “holy shit” with ever-increasing volume. I played the game from start to finish in one sitting. I laughed a lot, often in horror. My hand would fly up to block my eyes from what was happening on screen.