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INSIDE review
by orangerful

Got this as part of Xbox's "Games with Gold".   I have LIMBO so I had an idea of the gameplay style but this was INFINITELY more creepy to me. The faceless men chasing the little guy.  The attack dogs. And the worst part - the long-haired underwater creature. I did well finding the hidden orbs at the start but quickly got caught up in just getting through the puzzles and forgot to search for them, which is what all the achievements are attached to! BUT it appears that once you finish the game, you can easily go back to any point in time so I plan on picking it up again and finding the orbs.

If you want a puzzle game that will keep you busy for a few hours and also give you goosebumps, INSIDE is a solid pick.

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I was looking for a shorter game I would actually have time and energy to finish since I rarely finish games recently due to limited time. I did not expect a four hour game to be this interesting and worthwhile. The puzzles are fun, the graphics and design is beautiful and the music/soundscape is nice too. I highly recommend it.

I also like the very simple controls (three buttons), it's all about timing and sequences and not complicated controls needing to be memorized.
No interface, no dialogues, just action and ambient music. No hints or distractions. This allows you to immerse yourself in this project. For me, this work is on the verge of a game and an art house movie. I recommend it to anyone who likes the melancholic atmosphere of being.
«Blew my mind»
«Constantly dying and enjoy it»
Incredible body horror masterpiece. Loved it; the finale was absolutely stunning.
«Blew my mind»
Great puzzles, great atmosphere
Concise Review:
Amazing short little puzzle game. The atmosphere and art design is top notch. I loved the aesthetic. I loved the different areas. I loved all the different deaths. The puzzles were creative and built upon themselves while keeping it unique throughout the whole experience. Only thing holding it back from higher ranks is the ~3 hour playtime. I loved every minute of it. 

Journal Style Review:

I Immediately like the art style. Looks very nice. Also the guys killing the kid in that first scene was cool. I like that the kid gets killed. Oh god then he gets shot and then drowned! Great deaths so far. Within like 10 minutes I can tell I love the style of this game. The graphics, lighting, and atmosphere are very well done. Will the gameplay and puzzles be good is the question. 

The eaten by dog death is quite brutal. Why do I find these deaths satisfying?

First 30 mins of puzzles have been pretty good. I’ve felt clever a few times.

Maybe 1 hour or 1.5 hours in. I’m thoroughly enjoying this game. I’ve said it before but this art style and atmosphere works so well for me. The puzzles have been very clever so far as well. Or at least they feel clever. I am trying to think about how I can solve the problems, not “what do the developers want me to do” it’s a subtle difference that makes a huge difference in my enjoyment of puzzle games. I don’t always like puzzle game but this one really is working for me.

I’m internally struggling on where to place this game in the mega games ranking because I’m really enjoying it and think it’s very well done, but I know it’s short. The length of a game affects my rankings in the all time favourite games lists. It will be interesting to see where it lands. Very strong start though.

This game is a fucking adventure. I love it. Each new section has been great.

The puzzles are fantastic. They do a great job of building upon the last challenge and there are unique new objects or scenarios to keep it fresh.

Final blob area was amazing as well. This short little game was maybe 3 hours and every minute of it from start to finish was great. My only complaint is that I wish it was longer. I loved the journey that little kid took. Very cool game. Very cool. Ends as a high B+ which so far is the highest I’ve ranked a game this short. Also the highest 2D platformer/puzzle game. I’m impressed.

Final Score: B+
Beautiful, mind bending, challenging and obscure in all the right measures. A stunning little game with some really neat puzzles and mechanics. Just the right length to not become boring and leaves you with lots to think about!
«Constantly dying and enjoy it»
The design of the game is super. This game feels far better than limbo. The art and level designs are very good. I hate when it slows down and requires pin point perfection to solve some puzzles , other than that this is an awesome game.
Might consider replaying again .
I love how the options click in the settings. attention to detail I guess.
«Blew my mind»
Simply put: amazing. The game oozes an ominous, intruiging and noir atmosphere that keeps the tension and mystery building untill the very end. It's sound design is both seemless and terrifying. Games are art and Inside doesn't hesitate to show you.

«Blew my mind»
Decent 9.
Very Nice game. 
The successor to Limbo. This is such a creative world. I consider the puzzles less hard than Limbo. The suffocating atmosphere creates a tense gaming experience. The art direction is excellent. As I get older, I appreciate a game that does not require too much of a time investment and that gives a rich experience. This game can be picked up and put down again without too much time investment and it feels rewarding nonetheless.
«That ending!»