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Über das Spiel

Das Talos-Prinzip ist ein philosophisches First-Person-Puzzlespiel von Croteam, den Erschaffern der legendären Serious Sam-Spiele, geschrieben von Tom Jubert (FTL, The Swapper) und Jonas Kyratzes (The Sea Will Claim Everything).

Du findest dich, wie aus einem Traum erwachend, in einer seltsamen, wiedersprüchlichen Welt voll von uralten Ruinen und fortgeschrittener Technologie wieder.
Wenn dein Erschaffer dir befiehlt eine Reihe von zunehmend schwierigen Rätseln zu lösen, musst du dich entscheiden of du Vertrauen in ihn haben willst, oder es vielleicht Zeit ist dir schwierige Fragen zu beantworten: Wer bist du? Was ist dein Zweck? Was wirst du tun?

Features:
  • Überwinde mehr als 120 Rätsel in einer atemberaubenden Welt.
  • Lenke Drohnen ab, manipuliere Laserstrahlen und repliziere sogar die Zeit um deinen Wert zu beweisen - oder, um einen Ausweg zu finden.
  • Entdecken eine Geschichte über Menschen, Technologie und Zivilisation. Finde Hinweise, entwicke Theorien, und bilde dir deine eigene Meinung.
  • Aber denke daran: Entscheidungen haben immer Konsequenzen, und jemand schaut dir immer zu.

Systemanforderungen

  • CPU: Dual-core 2.0 GHz
  • GFX: DirectX 10 class GPU with 512MB VRAM (nVidia GeForce 8600 series, AMD Radeon HD 3600 series, Intel HD 4000 series)
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM
  • Software: Windows XP 32-bit (with service pack 3)
  • HD: 5 GB available space
  • SFX: DirectX9.0c Compatible Sound Card
  • DX: Version 9.0c
  • LANG: Deutsch, Englisch
  • CPU: Quad-core 3.0 GHz
  • GFX: DirectX 11 class GPU with 1GB VRAM (nVidia GeForce 480 GTX, AMD Radeon HD 5870)
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Software: Windows 7 64-bit
  • HD: 8 GB available space
  • SFX: DirectX9.0c Compatible Sound Card
  • DX: Version 9.0c
  • LANG: Deutsch, Englisch

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Possibly the best game I have ever played. Do not judge it like a normal game, it is rather a living story about the core meaning of life.
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Intelligente Rätsel die auch Spaß machen und an denen mal gerne länger knobelt.
Hatte ich lange in der Bibliothek rumliegen und nie angerührt. Großer Fehler :)
Dann endlich mal gestartet und in einem Rutsch durchgerockt und mächtig Spaß gehabt. Gutes Konzept, gute musikalische Untermalung (leider manchmal etwas laut) und unfassbar viele Easter Eggs. Dafür am besten einschlägige Videos schauen.
Wer abseits von Mainstream Titeln was zur Entspannung sucht wird hier fündig, aber Achtung... kann süchtig machen :)
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[h1]Auf eine Jam-Session mit Plato, Nietzsche und Elohim[/h1]
In was bin ich da hineingeraten? Nach fast 50 Stunden rätseln, philosophieren und Kulissen bestaunen legte ich mich in meinen Sarkophag: Doch ich bleibe euch als Bote erhalten! The Talos Principle hat mich gefesselt, genervt und mein Gehirn verbrutzelt – für mich ein großartiges Spiel, das 2014 nach Portal eines der ersten Spiele war, das Puzzles allein zum Spielprinzip machten.

Serious Talos? – Zusammenspiel und Werdegang
Vor kurzem erschien der 4. Teil der Reihe, mit der das Entwicklerstudio Croteam berühmt wurde, Serious Sam. Für eine neue Spielmechanik entwickelte man den Jammer, baute Leveldesigns aus Lego und lies das Ganze testen: Die Euphorie ließ daraus die Grundmechanik für The Talos Principle werden, eine neue IP war geboren. Daher überrascht es nicht, dass man Assets aus früheren Serious Sam-Teilen in Talos Principle findet, aber auch einige neue Assets aus Talos Principle in SS 4 erkennt.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2179550590
Ein weiterer Punkt: Die Rätsel mit ihrem Leveldesign waren quasi fertig, als man eine Geschichte um Menschsein, Ewigkeit und Gehorsam in einer Simulation darum stricken wollte. Dies erklärt, warum Puzzles und Story, die rein durch PC-Panels erzählt wird, kaum bis nicht aufeinander Bezug nehmen bzw. miteinander verzahnt sind – einer der wenigen Kritikpunkte. Da aber sowohl Puzzles als auch die Geschichte absolute Topqualität bieten, ist dies verschmerzbar; man könnte sogar nur mithilfe der Puzzles zum Ende kommen, würde dann aber tiefgründige Auseinandersetzungen mit dem Schicksal der Menschen, Ethik und Umgang mit Roboter, freiem Wille und Selbstbestimmung verpassen, die sich aus antiken und (vor-)modernen philosophischen und religiösen Texten speisen.

Ein Turm aus Hexahedrons – Puzzles, Geheimnisse und Katzen
Das zentrale Spielelement sind also Puzzles, in denen man die Umgebung mithilfe weniger Hilfsmittel manipulieren muss, um an die hinter Barrieren verborgenen Tetraominos zu gelangen. Also geometrische Formen, mit denen man wiederum Türschlösser öffnen kann, um den Aufstieg zum Turm zu beginnen; einen Aufstieg, den unser Meister und Gott, Elohim, nicht billigt. Die Schwierigkeitskurve der Puzzles ist sehr gut getroffen: Nach grün, folgt gelb, folgt rot. Diese hatten es aber in sich, sodass man oft durchaus auf einen Gedankenblitz an einem anderen Tag hoffen musste. Das Schöne daran ist aber, dass es meist mehr als den einen Lösungsweg gibt, manchmal sogar einen vom Spiel nicht vorhergesehenen. Und dann gibt es die Sterne, ebenfalls hinter einer Barriere, aber nur durch unkonventionelle Methoden erreichbar: diese zu erreichen, die aber nur für das letzte von drei Enden nötig sind, war mir zu schwierig. Da ich aber unbedingt dieses Ende wollte, gabs eben Hilfe aus dem Netz. Und dann gibt es geheime Räume mit weiteren Rätseln (silberne Tetraominos) und eine Vielzahl von Eastereggs (Schneemänner, Valve-Monde usw.), von denen ich nur einen Bruchteil zu Gesicht bekam. Schlussendlich hätte ich auf ca. ¼ der Spiellänge verzichten können, obwohl immer interessant, aber das Ende hinauszögernd.

Robotic Archaeology – Spielwelten
Was mich aber überhaupt am meisten beeindruckt hat: die Spielewelten. Es ist traumhaft, in den Ruinen einer fiktiven römischen Stadt, in ägyptischen Pyramiden und Tempelarealen sowie in mittelalterlichen englischen Burgenlandschaft spazieren zu gehen, über die Mauern zu springen und Entdecker zu spielen. Gerade als Archäologe umso mehr, da die Photogrammetrie, mit der viele Mauern und Skulpturen in The Talos Principle 2014 digitalisiert wurden, endlich auch in meiner Disziplin vermehrt Einzug hält.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1279927357
Wer sich für die historischen Vorbilder von Skulpturen und Gebäuden in Hub A, der römischen Welt interessiert, darf liebend gerne meinen kleinen Essay darüber lesen – inklusive dem Fund, dass Croteam gern einmal das männliche Glied als Fehlstelle „präsentiert“: The Talos Principle – An excursion to the past with ruinous contexts.

Die Mischung aus altehrwürdigen Bauten antiker Zivilisationen vermischt mit futuristischen Details und Spielmechaniken war für mich so etwas wie eine kleine Offenbarung. Ich freue mich auf das Gehenna-DLC sowie auf die vor kurzem erneuerten Informationen über einen Nachfolger.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2189916953
Code The Talos Principle regt zum Nachdenken an: Über Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft, über das Lösen des Puzzles, über die Ethik der Forschung und die großen Fragen der Menschheit. Auch wenn Plot und Rätsel kaum verzahnt sind, gehören beide zum Besten, was es gibt. Und wenn ihr mal Hilfe beim Spielen dieses Ungetüms braucht, stehe ich als Bote Elohims gerne zur Verfügung!


Lust auf mehr Reviews mit einmal mehr und einmal weniger archäologischen Anmerkungen? Probier doch meine Kuratoren-Gruppe The Archaeologist plays… aus.
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... und wo ist jetzt die süße Quatz vom Cover??!!
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[h1]Der Start[/h1]
Oh was ist den das für ein eine Kugel? Piep, Piep, Piep, Bum. Wah! Das war eine Sprengmine. Die Wächter sind dazu da um zu beschützen und nicht um zu Töten. Es wird ein Stück zurückgespult und ich darf noch einmal mein Glück versuchen. Huh Glück gehabt. Was ist das? Ein Jammer! Und wozu ist der gut? Der hält die Mine auf. Yäh! Gleich noch einmal. Piep, Piep, Piep Ratatatat. Wah was den nun? Äh wer Schraubt den hier ein Gatling-Repetiergeschütz an die Wand. Wieder wird zurückgespult und es geht von vorne los, bis man das Hindernis erfolgreich überwunden hat und das Ziel erreicht ist oder der nächste Abschnitt vor einem ist.

[h1]Weitere Probleme[/h1]
Aber es gibt nicht nur Sprengminen & Gatling-Repetiergeschütze in diesem Spiel. Es gibt auch Energie Tore die auf die eine oder andere Weiße deaktiviert werden. Mit Konnektoren leitet man Laserstrahlen in die Gewünschte Richtung, bitte nicht Überkreuzen. Und warum sind die Start und Zielpunkte Überkreuzt? Weil du nachdenken sollst und einen Weg finden sollst wie man trotzdem beide Punkte zu verbinden. Auch gibt es Würfel um Höhere Bereiche zu erreichen oder flache Mauern zu überwinden oder Schalter auf dem Boden zu aktivieren oder… . Mit Ventilatoren geht es dann richtig in die Luft. Ach in manchen Level kommt man nur im Koop-Modus weiter. Man muss da einfach eine Aufnahme von sich selbst machen alle Tätigkeiten in ruhe verrichten und danach wird abgespielt und nun ist man mit dem 2. Teil dran.

[h1]Bereiche[/h1]
Es gibt 4 Bereiche mit 7 Unterabschnitten und 2 Spezial Abschnitten.
[olist]
  • Das Land der Ruinen
  • Das Land des Todes
  • Das Land des Glaubens
  • Der Turm (verboten)
  • [/olist]
    Der Turm ist verboten darum will ich auch da rauf, doch dafür muss man erst die nötigen Schlüssel Steine sammeln.

    [h1]Schlüssel Steine[/h1]
    Die Steine gibt es in 6 verschieden Farben
    [olist]
  • grün um Tempel & Aufzug zu öffnen
  • gelb um Fähigkeiten zu lernen
  • rot für den Turm
  • goldene Sterne für einen der Spezial Abschnitte (werden zu Schlüssel Steinen)
  • grau für ? (habe ich zu diesem Zeitpunkt noch nicht heraus gefunden) (gibt es im Spezial Abschnitt gesichert durch goldene Sterne)
  • blau (gibt es im Spezial Abschnitt gesichert durch Bretter)
  • [/olist]
    Alle müssen in Puzzeln zu einer Fläche zusammengefügt werden. Bis auf blau müssen alle anderen Farben erspielt und gefunden werden.

    [h1]DLC[/h1]
    The Talos Principle: Road To Gehenna
    https://steamcommunity.com/id/revenantus1/recommended/358470?snr=1_5_9__402
    The Talos Principle - Serious DLC
    https://steamcommunity.com/id/revenantus1/recommended/360820?snr=1_5_9__402
    The Talos Principle - Soundtrack
    https://steamcommunity.com/id/revenantus1/recommended/322020?snr=1_5_9__402
    The Talos Principle - Bonus Content
    https://steamcommunity.com/id/revenantus1/recommended/322021?snr=1_5_9__402
    The Talos Principle - Prototype DLC
    https://steamcommunity.com/id/revenantus1/recommended/322022?snr=1_5_9__402
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    [h1]Negativ ????[/h1]
    Feste Speicherpunkte die Automatisch gesetzt werden. Aber in den Rätzeln gibt es keine. Beim Versagen Heist es zurück auf Anfang. Gerade bei aufwendigen Rätzeln ist das sehr frustrierend.

    [h1]Fazit[/h1]
    Ein unbedingt kaufenswertes Knobel Spiel mit vielen Stunden zwischen Frust und Freude.

    [h1]HoI 4 & HoI 4 +2[/h1]
    ???? Powered by HoI 4 Deu Curators group in German / English ????
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    Tha Talos Principle wäre ein hervorragendes Spiel mit toller Atmosphäre und anspruchsvollen Level,.... würde das Spiel nicht andauernd abstürzen. Schade!
    Auf der Konsole kein Problem, auf dem PC unspielbar.

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    Sehr schönes Spiel 10/10.

    Spitzen Atmosphäre, super Musik und mitunter richtig knifflige Rätsel.

    Außerdem gibt es ein paar unterhaltsame Eastereggs zu finden.
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    Was für ein geiles Produkt

    -Knäckebrot v.17.1.0054
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    Sehr viele Rätsel die mit den gleichen paar Werkzeugen aufgebaut wurden. Manche einfach, manche sehr schwer, aber mit genug Geduld und Durchhaltevermögen schafft man das schon.

    Die Story ist etwas dünn, aber was da ist, ist sehr schön.
    Viel zu lesen, aber auch viel deutsche Vertonung!

    Für die vier Euro, die ich dafür bezahlt habe, ein super Angebot.
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    I don't know what to feel or say. This game over the course of I've played it, has messed with my own perception of the world. Please play this game, and please try to avoid all videos and reviews before playing it. It was just so good. I need to lie down.
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    Puzzles are challenging without being too difficult. World is pretty. Very chill game. A+
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    Amazing. The puzzles were challenging but every single solution was satisfying. No arbitrary solutions, just expertly made puzzles. While some puzzles took longer as would be expected, I never was frustrating and I didn't have to reach out for hints online. The difficulty increased at a steady rate with no dips or bumps in difficulty. One of the best puzzle games I've ever played.
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    Fatal error: can not set display mode.
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    Good game
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    I originally bought The Talos Principle in Summer 2015, and later purchased the DLC, Road to Gehenna. I liked the puzzles the game presented but often found myself too impatient to really enjoy them. That being said, I liked the plot of the game: an AI discovering/re-learning consciousness and questioning everything that has been presented to them.

    I replayed the game this week and oh boy. Everything clicked. It all made sense. This is a near perfect game. I'm going to explain why I love these puzzles so much.

    The Talos Principle uses a small group of game mechanics to build increasingly elaborate puzzles, but at the rate that you access them, they never truly feel overwhelmed. There are tools like laser redirection connectors, electricity jammers, time-recorder devices, massive fans, and a puzzle game staple, cubes. There are over 120 puzzles in the game, and each one builds upon the last to make an excellent progression of difficulty.

    To explain how the puzzle progression works, it's best to use a few examples. An early puzzle will teach you that you can use a jammer to stop a moving drone, allowing you to gather a sigil piece (a requirement for progression). Another puzzle will teach you that lasers open gates to sigil pieces. A puzzle not long after combines the two mechanics to show that a laser needs to open a gate, but you have to stop a drone from blocking the beam. It's a simple example, but shows how to initially unrelated concepts come together to solve a puzzle. By the end of the game, you're combining several concepts and tools together to create a lengthy process that is merely a series of smaller processes you've already mastered, where the end result is the puzzle's solution.

    Speaking of processes, the story in The Talos Principle is well written, slowly falling into place through the use of computer terminals in the game's world. Without going into super heavy spoiler territory, a virus has wiped out humanity, and robots are all that's left, solving puzzles as part of their master process. If you don't like reading, you might find yourself not enjoying the story - there is quite a bit of reading involved in piecing everything together. While the amount of reading didn't engage me during my first playthrough, I found the story quite fulfilling the second time around. I enjoyed that it touched upon several philosophical concepts in an interesting way.

    By the time I reached the end of the The Talos Principle, I had amassed a skill set capable of solving any puzzle thrown my way, by breaking it down into a series of smaller, easier to manage processes. Most puzzle games do this, and it's not unique to this genre, but The Talos Principle did it in such a way that I was aware of this puzzle-solving process, and I felt smarter because of it. This awareness of puzzles, combined with the story's philosophical concepts, made me truly feel like I earned the game's ending.

    If you enjoy puzzlers in the vein of Portal, this game is right up your alley. The mechanics are near-perfect, nothing feels extraneous or tacked on, and the story is engaging, witty, and thought-provoking (if you don't mind reading and doing a little analysis). This is one of my favorite puzzle games of all time.

    Sorry if this reads as a little ramble-y. This game blew my mind the second time through, and I recommend it to anyone who likes 3D puzzle games.

    Some other stuff I can't really write about at length, but worth mentioning:
    • An extremely detailed settings menu. Seriously, there's over 50 toggles and tweaks, plus a benchmarking tool
    • The game still looks fantastic over 5 years after release, partially due to the extensive settings and future-proofing Croteam did
    • A forgiving autosave and save-restore system (in case you missed something)
    • Excellent voice acting for the two main roles
    • This soundtrack bangs
    • Tons of easter eggs hidden throughout the world
    • Optional star collectibles that challenge you to combine puzzles, break them, or just think outside the box
    • Multiple endings! In a puzzle game!
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    About the puzzles

    There's a huge quantity of puzzles, accompanied by a larger variety of mechanics than you would expect. It constantly increases the complexity of the solutions, while introducing new ways to utilise the tools given. There are collectibles which, in order to obtain them, require linking tools contained on different puzzle areas, making you think on a larger scale.

    About the context

    The overall philosophy topics presented are very basic, but it might be a good introduction for players. The presentation is done well, with the overseer narrator and the different clues and point-of-views scattered through-out the game world. While the trope of an omniscient narrator has been exhausted at this point, it was fresh at the time of launch, and it holds up by not trying to be the center of attention. Plot-wise, it has multiple endings with not so much cryptic directions to follow.

    Closing statement

    While my review wasn't overly enthusiastic about the game, I do believe it's up there with the best puzzle games available. It's not a classic like the Portal series, it's not mind-bending as The Witness, and it's not as well designed as Baba is You. But it's is surely above Qube 1 and The Turing Test, for example, in terms of plot and puzzle satisfaction.
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    Beautiful graphics, fun puzzles. Meh, background story.
    Some slight movement sickness if playing for long durations.
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    This game is essentially what happens when you lock up Plato, Aristotle, Jesus Christ, Lao-Tzu, the Buddha, Epicurus, St. Augustine, Avicenna, Maimonides, al-Ghazali, Descartes, Leibniz, Hume, Kant, Marx, Darwin, Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, Turing, Sartre, and Foucault in a room and ask them to crank up a single-player puzzle together, with each person's input being recorded into collectibles and/or easter eggs.

    Seriously, I was convinced I'm a smartass big brain gamer until this pile of philosophical monstrosity singlehandedly shattered and reshaped my worldview. It's probably 10 times better than 90% of those philosophy classes I took in college where they teach you to read some pseudo-profound bs then write up a bunch of rubbish.

    My favorite quote from the game: don't doubt, question!
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    Portal Existential Crisis Edition.

    Warning: Playing may cause feelings of loneliness and insignificance in the face of nature, life, the universe and everything.
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    I learned that existence is meaningless and I'm okay with that. 10/10
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    Brilliant puzzle game. Found one puzzle where all I had to do was jam a door; took like 5 mins. I also hate puzzle games.
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    Amazing puzzle game, as of my typing this it is 85% off, at just over $6

    this is a MUST PLAY
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    I finished the game. Some parts were slightly frustrating (because I was being a nonce mostly) but overall it's a good puzzle game with interesting philosophical questions and implications shall I say. Not gonna 100% it and will leave the DLC for another time, but the game itself I can recommend.
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    Found out about this game through a friend and must say it was not what I was expecting in the best way possible! The game starts off quite slowly and a little confusingly, but as it progresses everything starts to fall into place. For example at the start the puzzles and story don't seem to relate too much but as you keep playing everything starts to become more and more clear, so all that's required is a little bit of patience and everything will make sense at the end. The psychological and physical aspects of the game are extremely interesting and thought provoking, not to mention the philosophical aspects too, something I haven't experienced in any game before quite like this and are extremely well implemented. The ending is extremely satisfactory, a 10/10 story I'd say (Don't want to spoil too much), I'll 100% be recommending this game to all of my friends! Honestly one of my new favourite games.
    The only thing that I disliked about this awesome game is some of the puzzles got a little tedious, but thankfully I passed them with the help of YouTube tutorials.

    Spoiler:
    [spoiler] If you happen to get the Eternal Life ending and feel unsatisfied, I'd highly recommend replaying and going up the Tower, there the story of the game is revealed and you get a satisfactory and amazing ending that you'll miss out on otherwise[/spoiler]
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    This game is a masterpiece. Can't say much about the story cause that's something that you have to discover by yourself but it's worth it. Great puzzles, easter eggs and endings.
    The philosophical thoughts and questions are making the game even better.
    Trully a great journey.
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    Came for puzzles, ended up with existential crisis. 10/10
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    If exurb1a made a game, this is it.
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    the thinking man's game.
    aka: Talos: Puzzles and Philosophy (ft. robots)
    [spoiler] the dlc is just as good as the base game which is the first time i have ever said that sentence on steam [/spoiler]
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    Verfasst: 11.06.20 12:33
    The game can be finished at 16-18 hours for the 1st Ending and additional 3-5 hours for the 2nd ending. Once you get the first ending you'll understand why, i have seen some posts about this so i will just say you can load a previous save file.

    From a Puzzle standpoint, this has the right difficulty for most of the stages. I didn't need to use any help from walkthroughs or such for the first ending till the Tetris Puzzle leading to the 2nd Ending(I needed a tip)

    This also has a story but more on the Idea or thought process of what is Intelligence. It is still stricly about puzzles but the lore scattered throughout the stages are a nice touch. I would still recommend players to try Turing Test first as a starting point to those who want to try out these genre(I better play Portal already lol) The puzzle requires little precision or speed based resolutions so you may take your time with them.


    Pros
    - It has a storylore
    - Puzzles are at a ideal difficulty
    - Gameplay items are shown BUT does require the player to think on how to use them


    Needs Improvement
    -Some bugs and tips(specially for THAT tetris puzzle) can be fixedadded

    Cons
    -None
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    Verfasst: 27.05.20 14:28
    100/100
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    Verfasst: 23.05.20 16:34
    By far one of the best puzzle games i've played in a very long time. Easily a 10/10 in terms of gameplay, aesthetics and story telling. I highly recommend this game to anyone looking for a great puzzle game to play.
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    Verfasst: 04.06.20 01:58
    Short version:
    Antichamber and Portal 2 have a kid they're both very proud of.
    Kid grows up to become a philosophy teacher, but has serious inner conflicts between being extremely religious and extremely rational. Featuring Mexican standoff with lasers.

    Long:
    Just finished the game and... wow. In a little over 20 hours it became by far one of my most favorite games - ever. In my opinion it's pure perfection and I wouldn't change anything. After a LONG time I felt like a little excited kid that gets to play the computer every time I'd start The Talos Principle up. I only feel sorry for not playing this game earlier as I was always kinda skeptical when I'd see it on the Steam store.

    I love the way it handles philosophy, science and religion, the way it recreates humanity's past, the way how game interacts with you and how you interact with it, all the allegory, bunch of easter eggs, everything's just *wow*.
    Graphics and optimization are amazing, even on my laptop’s modest GTX 1050 I rarely dropped below 60fps on high settings. No stuttering and loadings back to the level selection (which is a map) are barely noticeable.

    Maps and puzzles are fantastic. Maps are so truthfully built in old times fashion that I had a feeling that these environments I was walking through (spoiler: [spoiler] main game separates in ancient Roman, Egyptian and medieval periods [/spoiler]) were actual representations of those times’ cities.

    Finally, as a Croat I am so proud that this game was developed by my fellow Croatians at Croteam.
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    Verfasst: 09.06.20 10:38
    very good puzzle
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    Verfasst: 03.06.20 22:29
    This robot made me feel more like a person.

    This was one of the better sci-fi stories I've ever experienced - real shame about the puzzle game attached to it. I might be being a little harsh there, but I do not have the brain for this game. The first world was all fine and dandy, but the mechanics get progressively more fiendish. If you found all the stars without a guide, you are a demon and I do not wish to know you. Fiendish is one thing, but the cardinal sin for me in puzzle games is 'manipulate time and co-operate with your duplicate'. And the soundtrack is a little limited.

    Having said all those nasty things, the story is an absolute triumph. I watched guides through the 3rd world and still feel like it was worth my time.
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    Verfasst: 07.07.20 19:40
    I thought it was just a puzzle game, I was not ready for this.
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    Verfasst: 05.07.20 13:37
    [h1]The Talos Principle is a good world to get lost in. The strong, heady philosophical focus isn't as integrated into the puzzles as it initially suggested, but for those of you who like to flex your minds by action rather than heavy reading or contemplation, the puzzle sections deliver just as well.
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    Verfasst: 24.07.20 08:43
    The most beautiful game I've ever played by far!!!
    It has such an overwhelming and immersive atmosphere that I can't even describe it.
    The game itself looks astonishing, the worlds are just perfect - the music, the buildings, everything.

    If you are hesitating whether to buy it or not, just go for it! You won't regret it!
    Try to solve the puzzles without help and choose the ending you fancy the most! :)
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    Verfasst: 15.07.20 05:25
    I found this game intriguing for the first few hours, but at some point the puzzles seem to be more about timing and execution than about finding the solution. Maybe sometimes I actually do not have the right solution, but it's hard to say because of the tight timing required for some of them.

    I don't want to judge the story too harshly since I haven't made it until the end, but so far it looks like an edgy retelling of the genesis, and I'm not sure I'm into it.
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    Verfasst: 27.07.20 06:10
    This game was an incredible journey. I downloaded it because the sportscaster Katie Nolan recommended in a Tweet, and she was absolutely right. The fantastic puzzles were the intro to a profound and philosophical story about the past and future of the human race. I was really blown away buy how beautiful and deep the game was.
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    Verfasst: 15.07.20 20:36
    A perfect game which burns your brain cells. Its the best game of its own type after portal series
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    Verfasst: 05.07.20 05:45
    these puzzles make mi brain go brrrr
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    Verfasst: 28.08.20 21:43
    The Talos Principle is a first-person puzzle game much like the Portal games but at the same time not. The only thing the game has in common is two things: first person perspective and puzzle-solving.

    The graphical design and gameplay of the game is great, it's the CroEngine which we all know and love from Serious Sam but here put in a different context which definitely works out. Sure, it's a bit clunky but I think that adds to it. You are a robot after all. The worlds look great too, although maybe somewhat repetetive and not too much variation in things. However the environment is not really the focus of the game so it can be excused.

    The puzzles are everything from easy to frustratingly hard, but I don't think anything is unsolveable. As you progress in the game, you also unlock various new tools that helps you solve puzzles along the way through the different worlds. I think that's a nice touch and there is quite the variation among the puzzles, nothing feels the same.

    The story... while there might not be much story that happens directly there is a backstory that you explore and get to know more about the further in the game you get. You also hear voices and talk with someone on the terminals, everything hidden in mysteries and for you to find out. Something to keep in mind is that there are multiple endings including some hidden easter eggs :)

    I recommend this to all puzzle fans out there, especially if you want something similiar to Portal (but yet not!). It's a quite long game but since it's divided into various worlds and levels, it feels like you're making progress every time you play.

    The DLC will be reviewed at a later point and separately.
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    Verfasst: 17.09.20 19:59
    Came for the puzzles stayed for an existential crisis.
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    Verfasst: 24.08.20 20:42
    Buy it
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    Verfasst: 02.09.20 18:46
    Boring. For context, I love exploration puzzle games like Myst/The Witness/Qern/Obduction, etc. As an example of that type of game this mostly fails, since the environments are uninteresting (some grassy hills with crumbling statues for flavor... part of it's in the desert... that's about it) and there honestly isn't that much exploration. If you insist on playing, I'd recommend at least doing it in VR for full immersion, because on a monitor at least, the views are generic and underwhelming. There's no attempt to integrate the puzzles into the environment or story in any meaningful way, and most of them are incredibly tedious. I'd say that a better comparison than the aforementioned games would be Portal, but Portal had a brilliant, innovative mechanic and this does not. Portal also had more clever puzzles and funnier writing. Most of the puzzles here consist of stacking blocks or pointing lasers at things. There's also another very common puzzle type where you fit tetromino pieces into a rectangle shape. If that sounds boring, it's because it's VERY BORING. It's ironic that The Witness, a game where the puzzles are literally just built into panels sticking out of the ground, seems to have more coherent integration of the puzzles into the game world. What else. The plot is a rote biblical allegory. Idunno. I guess this is alright if you just need something dull and repetitive to numb the pain for a few hours, but I'm baffled by all the glowing reviews on here.
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    Verfasst: 27.08.20 13:17
    Masterpiece
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    Verfasst: 02.09.20 05:49
    An allegorical tale of self-discovery and the pursuit of truth.
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    Verfasst: 07.09.20 22:39
    Yo dawg! I heard you like thinking, so Croteam made a Seriously philosophical puzzle game so you can think while you think!
    Croteam managed to deliver a gameplay experience that stimulates the same part of the brain that helps you engage with the game's story. The themes are as nuanced as the puzzle design and as the plot slowly unfolds you start to struggle with the increasingly heavy questions it asks of you. In the same league of titles like SOMA, this is a thinking man's game through-and-through.
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    Verfasst: 05.09.20 21:34
    A really nice game with a good story that will make your brain fry. It needs a good amount of time and attention to be fully enjoyed.
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    Verfasst: 07.10.20 20:30
    I haven't played in 2 years by now but i still often find myself browsing for a sequel - the DLC just wasn't enough. This game is not only brilliant in the sense of gameplay and puzzle design; it is also stunningly beautiful.
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    Verfasst: 21.10.20 21:15
    We need more games like this, absolutely beautiful.
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    Verfasst: 15.10.20 20:08
    Nothing else but e p i c
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    Verfasst: 18.10.20 04:08
    Puzzles galore, designed by people who were clearly big fans of Portal. Light beams, barriers, boxes, launchers, all to rescue tetris pieces while an A.I. with a god complex prods you along. What's not to like? No enemies, no shooting, no traps, just puzzles to lead you along and attempt to glean some semblance of context from the Myst-like snippets of memories left behind by others.
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    Verfasst: 21.10.20 20:52
    Talos Principle is currently my #2 of my top 10 puzzle games list.

    It is definitely worth it.
    It's a first person puzzler and a lot of the difficulty of the later puzzles is that you don't have an good overview and basically look in the first person on only a part of the puzzle. The world overall is beautiful and it has enough puzzles for a good amount of hours of gameplay. Also the story and the philosophical aspect of it seems fitting,

    The lore is mainly being told by the computer terminals which is my only real criticism point and i feel like it would be a little bit nicer if there was more of a different way.
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    Verfasst: 13.10.20 15:34
    Best puzzle game since Portal!
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    Verfasst: 02.10.20 03:38
    One of the best first-person puzzle games I've played. The puzzles are on par with or maybe better than Portal 2's puzzles. Finding the hidden stars is a very fulfilling but challenging diversion. The story is mostly told through terminals, if you're okay with that.
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    Verfasst: 29.10.20 02:18
    This game is extremely underrated.

    Gameplay-wise it's similar to both portal 1 & 2, which are the best puzzle games in the human history. Story-telling-wise it's totally genius and the story is presented in a very interesting way. It makes you feel like you are really the person/android who you are playing, and the decisions you make are truly made by you. It also makes you to think about things that you usually don't care about or wouldn't think of. Furthermore, It will change the perspective of how you see the world. These sentences won't make much sense until you play it.

    The Talos Principle is way more than a game. it's more like a fun and profound lecture filled with knowledge and questions.

    10 / 10
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    Verfasst: 31.10.20 01:51
    This is a truly remarkable game. If you are a puzzle lover with a weakness for narrative, then you should not miss it. You find yourself in a strange land and are presented with physics puzzles that involve connecting power transmitters to receivers, opening gates, using jammers, and a fun feature that lets you record yourself to be your own helper when a puzzle requires an extra pair of hands (or feet). There are a bunch of 'Tetris-style' exercises to enter new areas and the pieces are earned by completing prerequisite segments.

    The puzzles are spread across multiple areas that each has its own look, feel, and sound. Although the mechanics of the puzzles remain similar, the experience changes dramatically due to the diversity in environments. The backstory is told through audio logs, emails, messages, etc. that you find along the way. The game is non-linear and you can change your direction and work puzzles in your own order (within an overall framework that requires you to work the major segments in sequence to acquire the tools to open the next segment).

    The puzzles reminded me of The Turing Test but the environment is much richer in terms of scenery and sound. The story unfolds in a manner that is similar to Valley (where you thread together events by reading items left behind). The grandeur of the game is on the scale of The Witness but I found The Talos Principle infinitely more compelling. I can't say enough good things and will just suggest that this is a game that is a 'must play' for gamers who like to explore and think out of the box.
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    Verfasst: 31.10.20 16:48
    Zitat:
    Elohim:
    In the beginning were the words and the words made the world. I am the words. The words are everything. Where the words end the world ends. You cannot go forward in the absence of space. Repeat.


    A puzzles games which makes you think about what makes us human, the consciousness or transhumanism? Yeah, that's it.

    Besides the fact of being a great, funny and, in some puzzles, challenging, game, the marvelous thing of The Talos Principle comes from what asks of the player; that is, it wants you to think about what means to be human.

    You don't need to be a philosopher (nor to know the Peripatetic School or Spinoza) to understand the issues that the game raises, as they are issues that most of us who have read some science fiction (Asimov, Philip K. Di ck, for example) have already wondered about.

    'It is the grave error of many philosophers, not only of the Athenian schools but also of many others, that they begin not with observation of the cosmos as it surrounds us, but with a conclusion already in mind; and often that conclusion is that the world was created ideal, and mankind itself the greatest creation of the gods. Yet neither the world nor the gods owe mankind perfection; it is arrogance itself to presume so, and contrary to all the methods of philosophy. The honest philosopher seeks only the Truth, even if it bears no comfort; and he must begin by assuming, as Socrates said, that all he knows is that he knows nothing.'. Here we can see the skepticism which rules the thoughts of Straton of Stageira.

    If you're not interested on all the philosofical stuff, you don't want to read anything, etc., is not a problem, The Talos Principle is a magnificent puzzles games (per se). It has a clever level design and a very solid gameplay (in this sense, I think only Portal 2 is better imo).

    The atmosphere is excellent, thanks to an amazing soundtrack and a nice backdrop set in lost civilizations. The lenght is good also, around 20 hours.

    Very recommended if you like puzzles games.
    Very very recommended if you want a game that makes you think about things long after you finished it.

    ✪✯✪✯✪✯✪ [h3]9.2 / 10[/h3] ✪✯✪✯✪✯✪
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    Verfasst: 04.11.20 01:39
    Not a game
    but a life-changing experience.
    Truly, the jewel of my collection.
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    Verfasst: 05.11.20 02:47
    Portal but better cinematography and a philosophical b-story
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    Verfasst: 07.11.20 19:32
    Overall great puzzle game for the lovers of genre.
    I give this 9/10 because there is a downside which is hints system, it is really useless.
    I understand devs wants us to explore every bit but,
    even when I do that, some solutions are still not obvious,
    and some requires doing really weird things (no spoiler) which is impossible to think on my own.
    And without a good hints system game literally forces me to check guides on web,
    because I don't want to stuck in one place for hours.
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    Verfasst: 28.10.20 03:36
    This game needs so much more attention. It is an amazing game with very thought provoking voice over and amazing puzzles. i highly recommend this game to anyone who wants an amazing puzzle game with astounding story and very nice scenery. 9/10
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    Verfasst: 26.11.20 15:54
    Love this game! A challenging and relaxing puzzle game. The story was compelling and the music score wasreally good, If you like Gregorian Chant :)
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    Verfasst: 26.11.20 01:59
    While on the surface its a great puzzle game. What has really impressed me is the deeper conversations Ive had with the system. These conversations have left a lasting impression.
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    Verfasst: 23.11.20 18:33
    If you enjoyed Myst or The Witness, you'd likely enjoy this. To manage expectations, I am only 4h in, and if The Witness is a 10 (at the 4h mark), then this is around a 7.
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    Verfasst: 24.12.20 07:02
    Please play my favorite game
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    Verfasst: 01.12.20 12:48
    Very good puzzle game.
    Unique take.
    Really does my head in.
    Pity I am not smart enough to get past where I am now stuck.
    Not gonna peak at you tube I don't want to feel dumb !
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    Verfasst: 06.12.20 08:05
    What a perfect but also the best puzzle game I've spent time on, I recommend you playing this blind, its worth the reward for completing all puzzles without guides.

    The ost, gameplay almost similar to Portal, and the story are all outstanding and good.

    10/10 Would challenge myself with complicated but rewarding puzzles.
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    Verfasst: 22.12.20 17:13
    i've had an absolutely phenomenal time playing this game! (spoilers ahead.)
    as one of the first single player games i've ever touched, i loved everything about the talos principle. this game just keeps on giving! it was particularly rewarding for a player like me, who likes to wander around the map trying to find the reasoning behind everything, because of the amount of stars, puzzle solutions, qr codes or easter eggs i managed to just stumble upon. this game pushed me to regularly think beyond the walls of the puzzle chambers in a more open-environment sort of experience, which i loved to no end.
    another aspect of the game i enjoyed was butting heads with milton over incredibly fascinating questions; boiling down my opinion to the few available options was a challenge in itself, but managing to make him tick towards the end of the game was monumentally satisfying. keeping track of the archive texts also gave a whole new meaning to the progression of the game (such as the osiris texts being analogous to the process of the simulation, or the talos team -- drennan in particular -- finishing up the project in line with the player finishing the game). the ending once i made it to the top of the tower was stunning, and i was left with a longing to somehow let drennan know that all of her hard work, and her extended lifespan program, had been a success. (also, the cat cradled in the mechanical arms in all the game's backdrops finally made sense.)
    would i recommend this game to other players? without a second thought. this is undoubtedly a classic in its genre, and now, i understand why.
    'i shall bring knowledge and healing to the children of elohim, dude.'
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    Verfasst: 27.12.20 11:42
    Like many people, it is after this game that I started following the work of Jonas Kyratzes, one the most talented and the most communist writers in the industry. He smuggles Marxism into games with the dexterity of a Corsican.

    This game is not about spacial puzzles. It's about the choice to rebel against God or not. On the one hand you've got this awe-inspiring world full of serenity and oozing universal order - and its master. On the other hand there's the forbidden Tower and a serpent in the terminal ever so slightly nudging you towards rebellion.

    There are multiple possible endings - but the choice is there not to give diversity, but to give true weight to your desicion. That's a wonderful narrative tool.

    The Talos Principle is a gaming embodiment of previous 400 years of mainstream philosophy (minus the last 60 years).

    I absolutely love it.





























    But the key word here is 'mainstream'.
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    Verfasst: 23.12.20 09:52
    The Talos Principle is an excellent puzzle game lying somewhere in between Portal and Myst. Some of the puzzles can be a little frustrating (usually due to puzzle design, not game mechanics) but that's kinda unavoidable when you're making a game with difficult puzzles. And some of the puzzles in this game are quite hard. The narrative in the game is also fantastic - you can largely skip through it if you really want to, but you'd be missing out.

    I'd wholeheartedly and unequivocally recommend this game to anyone who enjoys puzzle games.
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    Verfasst: 29.12.20 15:32
    Amazing puzzle game. This game has a lot of good quality puzzles like that in the Portal series.
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    Verfasst: 18.12.20 20:04
    A worthy successor to Portal, some puzzles going even beyond the game itself. Plus, having an in-universe excuse for all possible bugs is always nice ;)
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    Verfasst: 06.01.21 10:03
    When video games are high art.
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    Verfasst: 15.01.21 00:07
    Excellent
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    Verfasst: 03.01.21 21:21
    Fun challenging puzzles and an air of philosophical mystery. Good game!
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    Verfasst: 23.01.21 02:03
    Story: 10/10
    Puzzles: 7/10
    Easter eggs: 10/10
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    Verfasst: 05.01.21 19:27
    Definition of masterpiece
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    Verfasst: 30.01.21 01:31
    The puzzles in this game generally require spacial thinking and are occasionally frustrating but more often than not gratifying once you get the hang of the way different elements behave and can interact.

    However, you'll squeeze most out of this game if you aren't afraid of a little light philosophy or thought experiments. The majority of the story telling is done through reading text contained on consoles within the world which can seem lazy in other games but really fits here. I feel like if you don't read at least the majority of pieces of text available you're missing out on appreciating some of the ideas and themes behind the game, which can really make you drill down into your beliefs and question your assumptions towards the end.

    The soundtrack is excellent and the visuals, whilst admittedly a bit samey sometimes, are very beautiful for the most part.

    The game creates variety from a relatively small set of puzzle elements rather than changing the rules constantly, so the further into the game you get the more noggin scratchers you'll get.

    The sort of game that you'll enjoy playing again in a few years once you realise you've forgotten the puzzle solutions.
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    Verfasst: 28.01.21 04:18
    I just couldn't get into the game. It wasn't engaging enough in terms of its storytelling and sometimes you get tired of puzzles. So you need that extra bit of game element like a good story or else it's easy to just forget about the game. And that is exactly what happened to me. I just don't recommend it. There are tons of better puzzle games with great stories.
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    Verfasst: 04.01.21 15:40
    I did not understand what was happening for almost the entirety of my run time. Although that was the case I was never frustrated or bored with this game. the puzzles and the environment are absolutely enough to get some enjoyment out of it.
    but you will be missing out on one of the best stories in any sort of media. As you progress through the game the story element is only told through the environment, fragmented pieces of information through essays and QR codes.
    The only methods the game allows to communicate to you directly are unreliable and conflicted. You may feel lost for long through the game, but the longer you stay the more you will get a sense of what is happening, If you want to fully comprehend it you have to play two runs.

    TL;DR: Play this game
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    Verfasst: 01.03.21 02:13
    The Talos Principle is an aesthetically pleasing puzzle game, with a light touch of questioning existence and the meaning of life. This game definitely a musts for those that enjoy puzzles and leisurely cognitive games.

    The graphics of The Talos Principle were very well done. The game is not system intensive, and runs smoothly. I had zero bugs and glitches the game, and find it to be a worry-free gaming experience.

    The story is mildly entertaining, but is enjoyable to follow. You are given several ways to branch your decisions, which I found without the use of a guide, simply by reading everything as it was presented. The only thing I had to look up was two of the stars. One, which I just missed the clue, and the other I have no idea how you would have known it was there. Aside from that, this game is relatively easy to acquire all the achievements.

    My only frustration was in the DLC, which seemed to turn the story into the feel of a social media board. It appears intentional, but I found it tedious to read through it all. The puzzles are still very enjoyable, however.

    I definitely recommend this game for those that enjoy puzzles; and given the game is already praised and raved, I think any further is just piling it on.
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    Challenging puzzles presented in clever and elaborate ways, interesting solutions that are a joy to crack. Big philosophical topics are entwined with and tackled in the story - what is life, morality, truth… the very nature of God? There is reason to the world the game set in and why you continue to complete puzzles - an amazing sci-fi story bubbles under the surface and once you start to understand it the game for me just took off to a whole other level. It is a seriously brilliant puzzle game, and more. Unique, great writing and a 10/10 soundtrack to boot!
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    One of my all time faves.
    Nearly flawless mix of puzzles and philosophy.
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    Verfasst: 12.02.21 09:38
    [h1] THE TALOS PRINCIPLE [/h1]
    A PUZZLE GAME THAT WILL RESHAPE YOUR PRINCIPLES

    The Talos Principle, waking up from a deep sleep, you find yourself in a strange and inconsistent world where ancient ruins and advanced technologies come together.

    The Talos Principle is a first-person atmospheric puzzle game developed by Croteam.
    It is also written by Tom Jubert, who we know from The Swapper and FTL, and Jonas Kyratzes, the author of The Sea Will Claim Everything.
    The Talos Principle is not story-oriented. At the beginning of the game, you awaken in an unfamiliar place, and you keep learning what your goal is.
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    Verfasst: 27.02.21 22:59
    If you're in the midst of an existential crisis, this might be the game that breaks you. On the other hand, it might be the game that carries you to the other side and frees you.

    Yes, it's that good. Buy it.

    100000/10 - Will play over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and 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    Verfasst: 14.02.21 08:11
    Nice at first, a burden at the end (with the DLC). Had to use guides. Recommended for players who like challenging puzzles without a real storyline. Time to 100%: ~29h (with guides). Difficulty: ????????

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    Verfasst: 05.03.21 13:33
    Highly recommend if you liked Portal and also love philosophy.
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    Verfasst: 05.03.21 06:30
    This game is a masterpiece.

    It is not just another puzzle game: the bits of philosophy throughout the journey are really nice and the scenario is a very much plausible one and well thought. I especially enjoyed going through Alexandra Drennan's audio recordings.

    Regarding the puzzles, some are really well designed, just at the sweet spot of challenging but not too difficult to cause too much frustration.

    Some of my favorite puzzles were:
    A6. Bichromatic Entanglement
    A6. Deception
    B2. Higher Ground
    B5. Alley of the Pressure Plates
    B+. Cat’s Cradle
    C3. Big Stairs, Little Stairs
    C6. Circumlocution
    C7. Prison Break
    C+. Cobweb
    G+. Ray Mania
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    10/10 existential crisis puzzle game simulator thing
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    Verfasst: 25.02.21 17:42
    If you liked Portal, this is a close second. Great graphics in a first person setting to solve puzzles. Some great quips from the narration really help the story along. Loads of great lore to figure out what's going on.
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    Verfasst: 21.03.21 23:53
    Probably the best and most immersive puzzle game I've ever played. Very philosophical, challenging and thought provoking. However, it did seem as though the responses were quite limited. I think that the developers were not as well versed in philosophical (and more specifically theological) discourse as I would've liked, because the responses you could make were definitively slanted towards a specific worldview. In other words, it feels as if they didn't actually go the extra mile to consult people who were well versed in the opposing philosophies. So you get pigeonholed into making fallacious responses and then get called out for the fallacies. This causes the game to feel sanctimonious at times.
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    Verfasst: 13.03.21 20:42
    Conceptual

    = Pros =
    * Protagonist-AI that is guided by a program with divine voice through plenty of philosophic & religious ideas
    * Interesting plot that evolved around a global collapse & struggling team of scientists
    * Egyptian style & aesthetics of the second part
    * Also egyptian music of the second part
    * Amusing but not hard puzzles

    = Cons =
    * Not captivating athmosphere in parts except of Egyptian
    * Simplicity of some puzzles

    = 8/10 =

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    Verfasst: 16.03.21 21:49
    Recommend with caution!

    Well I bought the game as my friend suggested I should give it a try. Graphics are awesome, story is awesome, but I didn't know what to expect from the game as I started playng. First set of puzzles, ok I got it nicely put, not too difficult, not too easy, but after I passed it, another set of puzzles just like the same as before, omg ok let's finish this one too, then we will move on to something else, but nope, then you get same puzzles, different settings, I felt disappointed, and checked the video walkthrough and saw that whole game is basically just the same type of puzzle in different places, different settings. I expected something else, life a change in different levels, well things do change but not the play type, nor the puzzles. I didn't played after that and I would only go back to playing it when I am bored or feel like doing the puzzles. You should beware of this so that the same disappointment does not happen to you. Yet, I still recommend the game, if I bought this game knowing that it is like this, I would definitely enjoyed every bit of it without any disappointments, but because of my expectations now is a different story for me.
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    Verfasst: 25.03.21 07:10
    I strongly recommend going in blind. If you like Portal, and other puzzle games like it, chances are that you will probably really enjoy this. I can't really say much without spoiling it, so apologies if this review does not do it justice.

    Puzzles:
    The Talos Principle has well made puzzles with a natural difficulty curve and the gradual introduction to new mechanics that keep the puzzles from going stale. The game is a bit of a step up to Portal in terms of difficulty, with the more intricate puzzles taking a fair bit of creative thinking the complete. The one bit I didn't like was trying to collect all of the stars. The stars are an optional side objective that gives you access to more challenging puzzles, but they are a massive pain to find and honestly not really worth the extra effort.

    Story:
    I personally found the story very intriguing and thought-provoking. It has been a while where a game's story has dragged me in this much. It did an excellent job of giving you just enough information for you to start developing your own theories on what is going on. Also, don't be a lazy sod; read the consoles. You will enjoy the story a lot more. I feel like most of the reviews that shit on the story failed to do this.
    I know this is very vague, but it really is best to go in with no outside knowledge.

    Graphics:
    Pretty. Not exactly Cyberpunk, but hardly Terraria either. The game runs on almost anything, so I wouldn't worry about your PC not meeting the spec.

    Overall, this is a very well made game. It's quite underrated compared to Portal, and I would not of known about it if I was not gifted it for Christmas (Thanks Eshan). I really recommend you give it a chance and play through it.
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    Verfasst: 07.04.21 10:46
    This game makes you solve existential questions using Tetris' pieces.
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    Verfasst: 30.03.21 23:50
    Excellent game, excellent puzzles, excellent philosophical discussion! Masterpiece in it's own way!
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    Verfasst: 22.03.21 00:41
    Great puzzles, nice environment.
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    loved the puzzles
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    Verfasst: 26.04.21 11:21
    Hands down best game Croteam has made and that is coming from fellow who tend to have quite high love towards FPS as a genre.

    The Talos Principle was really joy to play and it just did go like a flow. Didn't feel frustrated and wondering how the hell, why the hell and what the hell is supposed to be done here. TTP presents very well puzzles, themes and tools, so that they are easy to grasp how to use them. Well except that platform thing, missed it totally, but usually presentation of tools and themes of puzzles are done well with placates and how puzzle area is build.

    One of the great things is also that you aren't riddled with jarring movement and slowness. Instead child can go quite fast pace and you can even enforce this with fast forward key input, which was most likely not binded originally, but recommend it due one tool used in puzzles. Can pass time way faster and give more window to think and solve quite a few puzzles using clone play feature.

    First puzzle did actually jam was first red sigil one, which are harder. Still puzzle did give certain difference as a clue how mines worked in it and one previous puzzle did have mine + turret interaction, so it doesn't really leave you clueless, when first though how should have anticipated that.

    Think it was a good idea to use Serious Sam world to build on The Talos Principle on. As thematically it fits and story is pretty solid though quite predictable in the end. Most of the puzzles were nice to go through in base game and star hunts were well done along with all kinds of secrets and easter eggs hidden all over. It's just so damn well made puzzle game that rarely come by, as it's done not frustratingly obscure, but still gives good challenge at points.

    Road to Gehenna

    Expansion gives more in the way of text adventure through computers than before and less of ELOHIM's mutterings besides the start. Basically you are saving community of rejections before The Child of TPP. Most of the rejection saving puzzles were nice to play, but this time star puzzles were more of jumping puzzles and it's really confusing at points on what you can jump and what you cannot, also distances are bit weird. Along with remark of original games puzzle presentation and well though out, RtG has also them except when you go do secret star puzzles, good thing they are short, but they are exactly those puzzles that have learned to dislike in many games. Mechanics that are never used or work kind of fiddly. Still they are not bad, but more of frustrating.

    Think one of the high points are how rejections have build community and act actively between themselves. Expansion isn't as great as base game is, but still think it's ok package even with it's faults.
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    Verfasst: 29.04.21 23:11
    Great puzzle game, and interesting lore, and I always look forward to conversing with Milton. Another thing I like to do is to pick a corner and sit there for a while, listening to the music and the sounds around me, just relaxing.

    Also thing, I will spend half an hour smuggling hexahedrons over the walls and doing some parkour to get to hard to reach places around the map, and almost every time the devs have left a surprise there, knowing that players will explore EVERYTHING.
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    Verfasst: 18.04.21 13:00
    After recently attempting to complete everything in this game, which is much harder than I anticipated, I started to grow an appreciation for this game that I don't have in other games I have played before. I'm a big fan of both Portal 1 and 2, so going into this game blindly I was very fond of the game's mechanics and the puzzles that were presented to the player. On a mission to collect all the stars, I've been roaming around the lands more and discovering different kinds of Easter eggs and secrets that really brings life to the game. This life is brought into the game in a way that I never would have expected when I first jumped into it. The atmospheres and beautiful environments turns this game from an average puzzle game to a complete masterpiece. I still haven't finished the game yet, but the story has such a deeper meaning than just what you'd expect from a puzzle game. The only downside I can see for a player who isn't immediately appealed to puzzle games is that the repetition in the game can be high if you value collecting everything. I do think the price is a little high for the game, but there is definitely points in the game that are worth every buck.

    Gameplay: Excellent and refreshing

    Music/Soundtrack: I actually wanted to cry at times

    Atmosphere: breath-taking

    UI: Decent

    Hope this helps
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    Verfasst: 08.05.21 23:17
    finally an intellectually stimulating game for the modern philosopher such as myself gets stuck rotating tetris pieces for 30 minutes
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    Verfasst: 05.05.21 15:05
    Fantastic Fun !
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    Verfasst: 29.04.21 03:05
    This masterpiece gives you an experience that breaks conventions that you've come to expect out of gaming as a medium.

    Big brain puzzles while you question existentialism and the role of your ego in it.

    An at times tedious path you take to realise the beauty and purpose of humanity and our inherent conscience.

    Definite must play, message me if you find me in the game ;)
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    Verfasst: 07.05.21 14:05
    The greatest puzzle game ever made.
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    In the beginning were the words, and the words made the world. I am the words. The words are everything. Where the words end, the world ends. You cannot go forward in an absence of space
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    Who should come hither-
    1. People who don't mind reading- like a lot of reading.
    2. Philosophical adventurers looking for commentary on religion, consciousness, AI, faith, and living.
    3. Puzzle game lovers (obviously) looking for something like Portal but tonally serious.

    Who should run away-
    1. People who don't like reading.
    2. People who might not endure their religious view get challenged.

    I personally consider games (video games for the pedantic) to be the Greatest Form of Art.

    Between the botched AAA releases, the toxicity that follows, the pain of the devs, and the money hungriness of the publishers, it is very easy to forget what games can be.

    Cons-
    Talos Principle is puzzle game and my only qualm is with the puzzles. They are great in the beginning and can be often challenging. However, later in the game I was so invested in the story that solving puzzles made me feel that the core gameplay is getting the way. However, that's purely personal taste and I don't think anyone reading should read too much into it.

    Conclusion - It is my great delight to have played Talos Principle. It reaffirms my faith in games and work of devs. It is also made me aware the rights issue that will ensue once AIs become more human like.
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    Verfasst: 21.06.21 22:47
    I regret buying this I'm enjoying too much
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    This game is amazing on so many levels. It makes you really think about your existence and why we're here. If your looking for a nice psychological game with pretty great puzzles, Talos principle is the game for you
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    Excellent 3D-puzzle game! Plays in the same league as the Portal games for me.
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    Verfasst: 03.06.21 13:09
    For puzzle lovers.
    Playing this game has been one of the best gaming experiences of my life so far. Try to play through to the Road to Gehenna DLC. It is better than the base game and makes for some very interesting (and interactive) reading material.
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    Verfasst: 07.06.21 12:56
    I was all for collecting the holy Tetris pieces for CPU God until I fell down a glitched hole in the ground into a back door to his mind in a digital castle where i heard him muttering to himself over and over about how he was definitely totally in charge and not propagating the machine for it's own sake.

    Fortunately the help function on the library computer debated me moral philosophy and helped me think of a new path for my life.
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    Verfasst: 31.05.21 09:46
    G0d wh@t a thinker! Th1s gam3 is perfecccct for puzzlers and AI alike.
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    Verfasst: 25.06.21 13:34
    I can understand why the reviews are overwhelmingly positive, it's a game that makes you think with both its puzzles and story/dialogue.
    Unfortunately I personally have a very small attention span, especially when there aren't high stakes or flashy colors to keep my monkey brain entertained, and this game is meant to be a relaxing and thought-heavy narrative.
    I fully recommend this to anyone who wants a game with pretty visuals, a unique and philosophical narrative, and some decent puzzles.
    If you have a similar brain to mine though, you will probably get bored relatively quickly.
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    Verfasst: 23.07.21 19:07
    I fell in love with this game, so much that I bought the add-on 'Road to Gehenna' and that I wish I hadn't got the game for cheap on sale. Such talented devs need to be supported!

    I took my time with exploring the world and solving the puzzles. Indeed, I walked so often off-grid to have the litany 'In the beginning were the Words and the Words made the world. I am the Words. The Words are everything. Where the Words end the world ends. You cannot go forward...' forever engraved in my mind. An elegant way to tell the player 'no further'.

    I simply LOVE the visuals and the overall concept.
    Maybe I'll buy the soundtrack one day, it's gorgeous.
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    Verfasst: 24.07.21 23:59
    I really don’t have any substantial complaints about this game. It’s pretty much a masterpiece.

    Sometimes the puzzles were really challenging (but that’s to be expected) and the tetrominoes you had to solve to get through certain checkpoints weren’t my favorite but eventually you get past them all, and you get to explore some mind-bending philosophical concepts along the way, and find a beautiful resolution at the end.

    And I found the journey of getting there to be quite enjoyable. But then again I’m a girl who loves puzzles… so if you don’t love puzzles, you probably won’t love this game (it's basically solving A LOT of puzzles). But if you do, you definitely will!

    I felt like the puzzles are just challenging enough but not TOO challenging. The perfect balance of difficulty to where you have to think outside the box, but you don’t get to the point where you’re so stuck or confused that it’s no longer fun (*usually*).

    I also thoroughly enjoyed the philosophical questions posed at various points and how you have to kind of work through that in order to reach the most satisfying ending (there are multiple possible endings, which are fun to discover).

    I should also mention that the story they manage to tell in this game is wonderfully engaging and thrilling and affects you in a way you can't explain. The amount of subtle but powerful world-building they do with very few details filled in is impressive, and the result is that you feel something for characters you never even meet. THAT is powerful story, and it's a beautiful thing to be part of.

    My only small complaints were that there’s no manual save system, and some of the extra challenge puzzles are ridiculously non-intuitive… which of course is the point, though very frustrating at times.
    There’s also a bunch of hidden easter eggs throughout the whole game, most of which aren’t very satisfying to discover for the amount of work you have to do to get to them, thinking you’ll get some kind of achievement, which is what I would have preferred…. or maybe I’m just not the kind of person they were meant for ?

    I guess I just wish they would have rewarded exploring a bit more in those scenarios. Or maybe just also included achievements for discovering the easter eggs, because most of them I would rather have just stumbled upon (as was the case with one of them, which I loved) than done a ton of work, only to discover it’s nothing more than a famous band logo at the end.

    Anyways… those are just my rambling thoughts about the “extras” mostly, but the main game itself is fantastic.
    Overall I’d definitely recommend this game, 10/10. Super well done, very enjoyable experience all the way through :)
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    Verfasst: 17.07.21 17:58
    This is an enjoyable puzzle game akin to Portal with some lore that seems alright but not as compelling as the gameplay itself. I recommend it to those looking for a good mental challenge.
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    Verfasst: 13.07.21 14:26
    I love puzzles, and this is probably the best puzzle game I have ever played in my life by a long shoot.
    Even if you are not a fan of puzzles, I think you'll inevitably get hooked too.
    An underrated masterpiece powered by the Serious Sam 3 engine.
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    Verfasst: 29.07.21 16:54
    i admit, my little wrinkleless brain couldn't handle the puzzles after a certain point; which is the reason why I couldn't bear finishing the game, let alone fully completing it, but I also must admit (after watching walkthroughs and listening handful of essays about it) this game is a marvel of storytelling and game design, and its ambience, along with the soothing soundtrack, does nothing but to enhance the whole profoundly beautiful experience.

    in addition, i want to underline the technical success of the developers. there's a lot of options to tweak in-game, which most of the other games don't have and even after 7 years, graphics still look sharp, even gorgeous at times, without any single glitch or bug.
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    Verfasst: 05.08.21 13:27
    Geat puzzle game
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    Verfasst: 19.07.21 04:41
    A pretty decent puzzle game. Portal people will feel right at home. It's got a lot of great puzzle-solving in it, some nice environments, and even some philosophy. I did find the main character who speaks to you to be very obnoxious. I cringed every time he started speaking. The plot is pretty predictable and not super stellar, but some of the philosophy in it is interesting. The soundtrack is nice, but there are so few tracks that it gets old fast. I found the puzzles to be laid out well, and some of them are very rewarding when you solve them. Some excellent head-scratchers in here. It isn't Portal 2, but I'll still give it an upvote. Just a trigger warning for those who have had bad experiences regarding the church/religion.
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    Verfasst: 31.07.21 19:19
    This is probably one of the longest puzzle game I've ever tackled... Easily over 100+ puzzles in the main game, without counting the easter eggs and secrets, with those counted, probably over 200+ and with the DLC... even more... yeah, this is the puzzle game with the most contents ever in my collection. There's even a Mod that allows you to create and share your own puzzles/contents with others in Steam workshop. So yeah, plenty of stuffs to do. Definitely worth the price! More importantly, it's fun and funny even when the main story of the game is built on a revered. cultist religion-like background, those easter eggs and secrets and some of the dialog in game are simply hilarious!
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    Verfasst: 04.09.21 01:36
    Before playing this game I had no friends, no relatives, no love life, no money, no job, no skills, no talent, no education and no future. And now i'm still the same. Oh and the game's alright.
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    Verfasst: 02.09.21 06:32
    Many people blame this game for its puzzles, because at some point you can feel that the puzzles are pretty much the same just in a different environment, but what they don't see is that the main meaning of the game is much more than just puzzles. The puzzles are here just to connect the deep philosophy of the game with the game so it will be presented to you somehow (I still think they presented it in the best way possible!).
    This game will make you think not just about how to solve a puzzle but it will make you think and question other and very deep things.
    This was one of the most beautiful gaming experiences I've ever had. this game easily became my favourite game EVER!
    This game is slowly making you rethink many existential questions you have, The main one is what can bring you and what does it mean to have an eternal life.
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    Verfasst: 01.09.21 21:32
    The best puzzle game of all time, with a fantastic, engrossing story to boot.
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    Verfasst: 20.08.21 22:10
    One of the most beautiful gaming experiences I've ever had, gameplay and worldbuilding are amazing.
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    Verfasst: 18.09.21 13:43
    Wow, this game packs a puzzle. There are A LOT of puzzles here, which I guess is great because that's what you want out of a puzzle game, right? And yeah, right, but for me, someone who likes puzzle games but does not love them, it became a bit too much by the end. Not only in terms of difficulty but length, plus I hated one of the puzzle mechanics.

    But let me get this straight: I enjoyed Talos Principle. The first half of the game was amazing, it was challenging and very well paced. Solutions to puzzles were satisfying, often required out of the box thinking. The story that is told in parallel was intriguing. It's just that at some point it started to become tedious and I started to lose patience for some of the puzzles.
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    Verfasst: 14.09.21 04:45
    The best game I have ever played.
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    Verfasst: 11.09.21 21:48
    Wahrlich eines der besten Puzzlespiele der letzten 10 Jahre.
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    Verfasst: 29.10.21 23:07
    Philosophy + Sci-fi = A must

    This game is about appreciating being a human being.

    Everyone that values their life should play this entirely.

    As someone said:
    It was good to be human.
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    Verfasst: 02.11.21 02:07
    Great game. Thought provoking for sure, puzzles can get tiresome after awhile so maybe best to play it when the feeling arises.
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    Verfasst: 20.11.21 08:46
    Overall Rating: 7/10

    Talos Principle is interesting. There is certainly a lot to explore, and I've hardly scratched the surface of it I feel. The gameplay is actually rather relaxing. Most everything is static, so you don't need to worry about messing something up, because it can be fixed relatively easy. There is a simple route for each area that you can easily go through, as well as some more difficult puzzles sprinkled in for overachievers like myself, and several Easter eggs to discover as well.

    Where the game starts to lose points in my opinion is that it can feel a little repetitive and the story seems to fall off after a while. Each puzzle is different, but after solving a hundred or so puzzles, then getting cryptic bits of story sprinkled in for a bit of flavor it just doesn't really feel like you are going anywhere with the story. I'd still give the game a shot though, because the puzzles do get me thinking.
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    Verfasst: 31.10.21 12:08
    The Talos Principle is a great puzzle game with some philosophical themes as well. The story is very interesting and poses some very thoughtful existential questions as well. The puzzles in this game are very well-designed, with a large variety of mechanics incorporated into them which make them very fun to solve. One could argue that the game takes itself a bit too seriously at times, and a bit more humour in the vein of Portal might have made it even better. Overall, if you like puzzle games you will definitely enjoy this game.
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    Verfasst: 13.11.21 12:02
    funny game, achievements, endings, puzzles, easter eggs, but the bullshit in computers is annoying, 910
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    Verfasst: 08.11.21 15:11
    A mediocre puzzle game with the most pretentious writing/worldbuilding for no good reason.
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    Verfasst: 10.10.21 05:21
    Good game to play when you're having an existential crisis.
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    Verfasst: 08.12.21 20:50
    I love this game so very much.
    It's like the son of Portal grew up to become a traveling, worldly philosopher with a bit of a mean streak that makes you question all the things.
    I was going through a weird time when I first played this and legit cried after the ending.
    Then continued to play it again. And again.

    On sale for $3.99 at the time of this writing is a FREAKING STEAL. Just buy it.
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    Verfasst: 09.12.21 20:13
    It takes a while to get to the difficult puzzles, but it eventually gets there. I think I quit playing while I was about halfway through, around the time the puzzles also required dexterity. Overall, it is a pleasant game that does give you a nice challenge while having some story elements peppered here and there.

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    Verfasst: 15.12.21 13:55
    TL;DR This is a masterful puzzle experience that has adept design philosophies that create thoroughly engaging puzzles coupled with additional story elements that can unexpectedly challenge your lines of thinking philosophically. Whilst this game is tailored to more experienced puzzle players, its methodologies for streamlining the learning process allows players to overcome difficult mental hurdles without the use of external guides and such.

    The way the game teaches its mechanics, discourages player stubbornness and creates a non-linear puzzle experience creates a satisfying puzzle gameplay loop. Each of the core mechanics are unlocked by the player themselves and the puzzles denote which mechanics are used in their challenge, which allows for a streamlined and predictable experience that aids players in understanding the tools at their disposal. Many of the mechanics/techniques that are essential for use in later puzzles are introduced multiple times subtly, which acts as a safety buffer for the non-linear gameplay loop: allowing newer players to learn these techs whilst experienced players perform them effortlessly and don't notice they're hidden tutorials. Most importantly, its structure is non-linear to encourage puzzle revisits and more exploration to combat a very common puzzle-game attribute of being locked out of the game's content due to an incredibly difficult challenge. The only place this game falters in that regard is its optional collectible the Stars, as their solutions are very tenuous and abstract, so I would suggest getting a guide for those segments if they're annoying you. As for the base game, it does have an internal hint system (that isn't the best), but its core design is expertly crafted to create an excellent puzzle experience that somewhat invalidates the use of internal and external guides, which is an incredibly commendable attribute.

    The story of the game is very well done, with its heavy adherence to biblical and ancient mythological stories for its narrative and the incorporation of a multitude of philosophical elements, such as the Socratic method and (wow what a surprise) the Talos Principle. The dialogue was incredibly engaging and independently created a vague yet cohesive narrative, which became the backbone of the actual story found within the terminals. Although, the terminal documents are incredibly word heavy with some of the content being uninteresting filler and thus these story elements become an afterthought in the players' interaction with the narrative as a whole. The other use for the terminals which was way more engaging was the interactions with the Milton Library Assistant (inspired by the Snake from The Book of Genesis), a deceptively captivating force that proposes thought-provoking scenarios that strike a chord with the player's underlying moral codes (as it did mine).

    For the artwork and music, they did a great job of conveying the enchanting essence of early civilisations whilst subverting it in certain areas to complement the technological undertones. One of the more overlooked aspects of this game is parts of sound design, as some of its assets are incredibly jarring stock sound effects and others are incredibly harsh to listen to, but it mostly achieves its purpose. Sadly, the game's art and sound direction is its weakest element, but the majority of its parts range from passable to masterful, so it doesn't impede on the overall experience.

    For those who are yearning for an incredibly well designed and thought-provoking puzzle adventure, this is a game that will exceed your expectations and create a truly masterful experience that will be acclaimed as an important achievement in the video game puzzle genre.
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    Verfasst: 10.12.21 15:26
    What is the nature of a human? Solve puzzles in various scenic locations to find out.
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    Verfasst: 13.12.21 09:51
    The Talos Principle feels like the high art of the game world, not only do I say this in reference to the beautiful graphics, especially some of the backgrounds, but also the many themes woven within its plot. The game opens with the player in an area that you can immediately tell seems to be in ruins, a powerful voice from the sky that calls itself Elohim calls out to the player; the player is told that they are a child of Elohim, and that through their obedience to him will be able to achieve immortality, eternal life in paradise. I don't want to say more about the premise because this story is best experienced as it is told by the game.

    Though this game seems to be most known for it's philosophical aspects, the puzzles are still great. The puzzles are perfect examples of challenges serving to make a game better because some of these puzzles are quite difficult, yet no matter how many times I was killed by Elohim's guardians, no matter how many times I had to reset a puzzle because I got soft locked or because my brain was fried: I don't recall being frustrated by them, you can get sucked in to these puzzles and play for hours without realizing it, the sense of accomplishment upon completing a puzzle is however slowly diminished as the game progresses, and speaking of the progression of the game I think the puzzles do almost reach redundancy near the end of the game, the fact that there are around 100 puzzles to complete in this game is a bit of a double edged sword. On one hand the many puzzles give you lots to do, but they may almost give you too much to do as well. Though judging from my Steam achievements it seems like I am in the minority of players who have collected every sigil, so you probably won't run in to this problem.

    The graphics in the game are wonderful to look at, I remember the amazement I fel when I played for the first time, and how great each new area looked, this game most certainly doesn't lack in the visual department whatsoever, and the graphics add to the atmosphere the game world gives off.

    Speaking of atmosphere and world building, the atmosphere the game builds up over time is amazing, there are so many little nuggets of backstory the game has littered throughout the world, in fact the game weaves multiple story lines that seem to be connected in some way. The best way to describe what I'm trying to highlight here is the fact that even though I have 32 hours in this game, I still missed out on some of what it has to offer, and I am looking forward to seeing what I missed on my second play through.

    Overall, The Talos Principle is a masterpiece that will make you contemplate your relationship with your humanity, religion, authority and the world at large, as well as simply being loads of fun to play. I would highly recommend you buy The Talos Principle (especially now since it's only $3.99) This game has now become my favorite game of all time and I can't wait to love it more.
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    Verfasst: 05.12.21 16:17
    is good
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    Verfasst: 12.12.21 14:42
    nice game for those who like puzzles like portal
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    Verfasst: 27.12.21 14:09
    I question myself but I do not question the value and quality of this game.
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    Verfasst: 19.01.22 00:19
    excellent story. great puzzles, but a few times annoying, as some puzzles relied on execution and timing or exact position of objects, so not quite portal level in terms of accuracy. overall very awesome and challenging. unftly this is the first game that gave me motion sickness, even with performance optimized settings. and my eyes hurt after playing for longer periods.
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    Verfasst: 08.02.22 08:13
    This is simply the best puzzle game I've ever seen that isn't Portal 2. Amazingly enough, it is obviously NOT aiming for the same target as Portal 2 anyway. Honestly, if you like this kind of first-person, intelligent, and dare I say transcendent game design, it's hard to imagine anything similar ever touching The Talos Principle as the serious one and Portal 2 as the funny one. I am so impressed. I haven't played the expansion yet because I'm still working on the optional stars and sigils which, by the way, the game will let you go back and continue even if you complete an ending.
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    Verfasst: 09.02.22 22:01
    TLDR: The Talos Principle craftily mixes Portal-style physics-based puzzles with the ambition and metaphysical questions of The Witness. [19/20⭐, 32h????, 4/5????]

    There was a time after Portal where every action/adventure puzzle game seemed to revolve around some entity with dubious intentions playing experiments with the player and trying to mess up with our minds/perception (Portal 2, Q.U.B.E., The Witness, Superliminal, off the top of my head). Most of them were interesting and had clever concepts, but after Portal and The Witness set the bar for action/humor and adventure/seriousness, respectively, the others felt a bit underwhelming. Which is why The Talos Principle (which actually came out before The Witness) sat on my shelf for so long, unfairly since it deserves a place the right at the top.

    In terms of mechanics, it’s a physics-based 3D action puzzle-platformer. Gameplay includes jamming enemies/gates, redirecting lasers to activate mechanisms, and recording and synchronizing mirror versions (Braid-style, which I often strugle with). To be honest, these mechanics do start to feel repetitive as the game progresses, particularly in the main game puzzles. Thing get more interesting when chasing the “stars”, as solutions often require thinking outside the box and may span multiple levels [spoiler](although not multiple worlds)[/spoiler].

    Where The Talos Principle really stands out is in the world building and narrative, particularly if you are into philosophical questions. I won’t go into details to avoid spoiling out the plot, but the existential questions actually make sense in the context of the game, and thus the message doesn’t feel as pretentious as it did on The Witness, for instance.

    The visuals are also a perfect match for the overall narrative, with the contrast between the ruins of ancient worlds and the AI controlled by the player creating an uncanny feeling. The soundtrack is also fitting, although a bit intrusive.

    One last note: The Talos Principle is the game with most Easter eggs per square meter I’ve ever played. Nothing against developers honouring other works that inspired them, and I enjoy finding these little references throughout games. But here there are so many, and often completely exposed, that they break the immersion. In fact, often I wasn’t even able to realise it was an Easter egg until spending considerable time solving the puzzle. [spoiler]Examples: the broken Gnaar statue, or the locked door into the cinema.[/spoiler]
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    Verfasst: 08.02.22 09:42
    A bit like the classic Portal: interesting logic puzzles, set in bigger plot that you uncover as you go along. Plus some quirky humour. Lots of fun, really enjoying playing.... a little bit addictive. If portal was a 10, this would be an 8: strong game, but not quite as strong as portal in my opinionated opinion.
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    Verfasst: 06.02.22 16:44
    One of the greatest first person puzzle games out there. Absolute masterpiece!
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    Verfasst: 29.01.22 06:14
    By far the best puzzle game I have ever played
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    Verfasst: 23.01.22 21:40
    Ultimate puzzle mind game

    Wait patiently for the sequel.
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    Verfasst: 16.01.22 10:23
    I've bought this game a few years ago on someones recommendation, and at the time I tried the demo level and didn't get far. Last weekend I tried it again and something was just different and I clicked.

    I do think it is a brilliant game if you have lots of patience and persistence and wouldn't quit. It's frustrating at times, but the reward when you make the next connection is wonderful.

    Kudos to the creators.
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    Verfasst: 05.02.22 20:45
    You will want to keep playing until the game is over
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    Verfasst: 04.02.22 23:05
    Challenging puzzler with pretty graphics and zen philosophy
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    Verfasst: 02.04.22 04:04
    Great game that tempts you to question more things than just the solution to the puzzle...
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    Verfasst: 19.04.22 22:11
    Come for the puzzles, stay for the existential crisis.
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    Verfasst: 12.04.22 07:14
    What defines a person, or their consciousness? How does faith arise? What is the point, or purpose, of this thing we call life? Do we really need one, or deserve one? These are the kind of questions that civilization has been pondering in some form since its inception, complicated further as of late by the rise of AI. And of course, the eternal pondering over these haunting, fundamentally unanswerable questions can't help but feature in our art, even our games. But I have yet to see one of them tackle so many of them head-on than The Talos Principle.

    You play as an AI under the guidance of “Elohim”, a supercomputer that has constructed worlds of ancient civilizations complete with puzzles for you to solve. Along the way, you’ll also encounter the remains of the digital library constructed to preserve humanity’s text and writing, run by its enigmatic DOS-based assistant, and the ponderings of fellow AI that have undergone the same trails as you but couldn’t bring themselves to make it to the end. You’ll also find ruminations by the head of the project you and the simulation you are in are a creation of, as well as other fragments left of the long since dead human race reckoning with its extinction scattered across the environments. And those landscapes, even in the admittedly crude graphics they are rendered in, are so peaceful, and just invite you to soak them in - albeit reminded by errors in the simulation that none of it is real, of course (and the simulation is even said to be created using the game’s actual engine as that’s all the team had to work with - a novel idea to get you immersed!)

    It all makes for a truly thought-provoking experience, and is certainly the standout of Talos Principle. What I got out of the game was that it wasn’t really trying to find answers to these eternally inescapable and inherently unanswerable questions. It's moreso about looking how any intelligent, thinking entity - whether ancient civilizations, modern day humans, or even AI, still operating even after we are long gone - grapples with these inherent realities and creates a system of beliefs to safeguard against the crushing weight of meaninglessness. Even though these philosophical systems can still fall apart with the right kind of scrutiny, it’s all we have to give our lives purpose.

    Unfortunately, though, this wonderful discourse is hampered by its quite removed gameplay, which makes sense once you realize that The Talos Principle’s puzzles were created first, and its thoughtful story added in later by outside hires as a way to tie them all together. While the puzzles are indeed quite satisfying to solve, they’re nothing extraordinary, and crucially lack a centralizing mechanic or idea, instead adding more mechanics as time goes with seemingly little correlation with each other. Additionally, many puzzles by the end begin to reuse earlier ones, and I think it would have done the game some good to shave off those ones.

    Although there are two endings, the game clearly pushes you towards one of them, [spoiler] considering it has extra content. This comes in the form of a frantic race to the finish line using your puzzle-solving knowledge, along with the help of other robots whose notes you have found along your journey. This seems like a fine idea on paper, but is executed very poorly. With the robots being unable to speak, what they want done is telegraphed badly. And sometimes when you advance ahead but skip steps the game wants you to do, the AI will simply bug out and not move on to the next step. It ended up being a frustrating mess and left me with a sour taste in my mouth by the end. (And do you remember how I said the game name-dropped its own engine to make up for its lack of resources in a neat immersive trick? Well, the actual world is still rendered in the same engine, which goes to show how much thought went out the window here.) [/spoiler]

    Nevertheless, despite its serious stumbles, when I reflect on my time with The Talos Principle, memories surface of debating philosophy with the library assistant computer (including the times it got me to justify killing babies over adults and defining animals as people), thinking outside the box with puzzles, finding the remnants of a dead world, and taking in the quiet surroundings of long-gone civilizations. It's a thoughtful experience and provides solid puzzles for puzzle-lovers out there like myself, a pleasantly surprising combo from the team that brought us Serious Sam.
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    My brain was boiling after three hours of non-stop play. With the DLC, all the levels seem insurmountable. Nevertheless, this game is worth it. Beautiful visuals, quality soundtrack, deep philosophy and puzzzzzzzles!
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    came for mere puzzles, stayed for deep philosophical arguments with a computer about conciousness, self-awareness and whether there was a meaning for anything or not. definitely recommended. a truly unique experience.
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    Release:11.12.2014 Genre: Action-Adventure Entwickler: Croteam Publisher: Devolver Digital Engine:keine Infos Kopierschutz:Steam Franchise:keine Infos
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