Digital Chumps writes: "One of the coolest things about independent games is the plethora of information available months, sometimes years, before the project crawls to retail. Not subject to the veil of secrecy or PR-controlled flow of information, most indie developers are easily accessible and wholly willing to discuss their work in considerable detail. They are, after all, often seeking to have their game bought and distributed by a publisher. The Misadventures of Mr. P.B. Winterbottom is one such title we've known about for quite some time. It's entry into the Independent Games Festival (and even its post-mortem) was way back in 2008. Nearly two years later, it's finally trickled down to Live Arcade. The story behind its creation is admirable, but one always had to hope the finished product matches the intrigue of its birth."