The Witness = Puzzle Love

Discussion in 'Game Talk' started by bmoconno, Jan 27, 2016.

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  1. bmoconno

    bmoconno Well-Known Member

    If you like thinking or puzzles games, you need to give The Witness a try. It's unlike any other game I've played. There are puzzles everywhere, puzzles you won't even realize are puzzles until it just clicks in your head that you've been ignoring something.

    The most obvious puzzles in the game are presented as tiles where you draw a path on the maze to get from the beginning to the end. This sounds simple enough, but as you progress through the game, you start to learn new rules about how the mazes must be solved which make you amazingly frustrated... until you figure out the new rule.

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    Nothing in the game is explicitly given to you, but the solutions (or at least a way to get to the solution) are all around you in the environment. Which, by the way, is beautiful. This game was developed by Johnathan Blow, creator of the game Braid... another fantastic game.

    I've only put about 4 hours into the game, so far, but it is absolutely 100% worth the $40 price tag if you're a fan of problem solving.

    EDIT: Here is a great article on ArsTechnica that goes a little deeper into the game without giving away any spoilers.
     
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  2. NazgulStig

    NazgulStig Well-Known Member

    I will check it out...
    Edit:
    Logged in to buy The Witness, ended up buying Darkest Dungeon.. :big_grin_:
     
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  3. bmoconno

    bmoconno Well-Known Member

    I also grabbed Darkest Dungeon, but all of my free time on the computer has been going to The Witness. I just can't get over how awesome this game is. I've never been so frustrated and happy at the same time.
     
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  4. Elfreid

    Elfreid Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the heads up! I will grab one as soon as I go home from work. :big_grin_:
     
  5. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Heard a lot about this game. Not too big a fan of puzzle games myself, but this one looks different.
     
  6. NazgulStig

    NazgulStig Well-Known Member

    I only had money left to buy one game and it went to Darkest Dungeon, best decision ever. The game is epic and so very unpredictable, it gets so close to the ranking of XCOM:Enemy Unknown, btw a second part of XCOM Enemy Unknown is coming in a week. :D
     
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  7. nagato7

    nagato7 Active Member

    watching people play it on twitch. Your right about the fustrating part fun watching people get worked up over a puzzle. Makes you smarter but at the same time more angry. so hard to not back seat game though. Makes me want to pick up a copy
     
  8. bmoconno

    bmoconno Well-Known Member

    I'd say if you really want to play the game you should probably skip watching it on Twitch, you might learn something that will take away from the fun of smashing your head against the monitor in frustration. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

    I keep finding new types of puzzles that I didn't even realize were puzzles... I really like this game.

    @NazgulStig I think maybe you're playing it fast and loose with the "best decision ever", but I did love the XCom games, especially Enemy Unknown. So I'll forgive you, but just this once.
     
  9. rruuookk3840

    rruuookk3840 Member

    If you like puzzle games give TIM (The Incredible Machine) a shot.

    If i remember the latest one was TIM 3.
     
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  10. NazgulStig

    NazgulStig Well-Known Member

    lol.. Just bought XCOM 2.. man its expensive so no more games this month :slightly_sad:
    Downloading(10%) right now, hopefully I will be able to play in few hours.
     
  11. ArjoC

    ArjoC Member

    nice ill try it :)
     
  12. boAgie_f

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  13. bmoconno

    bmoconno Well-Known Member

    @rruuookk I loved the TIM games, and while they are both puzzle games, The Witness is truly in a class of its own. I beat the game, but I'm still going back and finding things that I missed, entire areas full of puzzles that I have to figure out how to solve, it's the best.
     
  14. bmoconno

    bmoconno Well-Known Member

    I have un-offically completed every single puzzle and achievement for this game, I have Witness-ed all the things!

    I really can't get over how good this game is... I almost don't want to uninstall it.
     
  15. rashdanlong

    rashdanlong Active Member

    I really enjoyed the portal series and talos principle. Will definately give this one a shot, thanks for the review!
     
  16. sion1010

    sion1010 Member

    thanks for the review looks like something id like
     
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