• The Witness: Screen zum Spiel.
  • The Witness: Screen zum Spiel.
  • The Witness: Screen zum Spiel.
  • The Witness: Screen zum Spiel.
  • The Witness: Screen zum Spiel.
  • The Witness: Screen zum Spiel.
  • The Witness: Screen zum Spiel.
  • The Witness: Screen zum Spiel.
  • The Witness: Screen zum Spiel.
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Du wachst auf ... alleine ... auf einer fremden Insel voller Rätsel, die dich herausfordern und überraschen werden.

Du kannst dich nicht daran erinnern, wer du bist oder wie du dorthin gekommen bist. Doch eine Sache kannst du tun: Du kannst die Insel erkunden – in der Hoffnung, Hinweise zu finden, dein Gedächtnis zurückzuerlangen und irgendwie einen Weg nach Hause zu finden.

„The Witness“ ist ein Einzelspieler-Game in einer offenen Welt mit Dutzenden Orten, die es zu erkunden gilt, und mit über 500 Rätseln. Dieses Spiel respektiert dich als intelligenten Spieler und behandelt deine Zeit als etwas sehr Kostbares. Nichts dient als Füllmaterial. Jedes Rätsel bringt eine neue und eigene Idee in die Mischung mit ein. Was du bekommst, ist ein Spiel voller Ideen.

Systemanforderungen

  • CPU: 1.8GHz
  • GFX: Intel HD 4000 series
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Software: Windows 7
  • HD: 5 GB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
  • DX: Version 10
  • LANG: Englisch
  • CPU: 2.4GHz
  • GFX: GeForce 780
  • RAM 8 GB RAM
  • Software: Windows 7
  • HD: 5 GB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
  • DX: Version 10
  • LANG: Englisch

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52 Produkte im Account
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46 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25.12.20 21:16
Ist eben ein Puzzle Spiel, muss man glaub high für sein, ums zu fühlen ^^
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1196 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 08.04.21 00:32
Sehr gutes spiel

viel Content, viel zu entdecken und gutes Spieldesign
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2530 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 09.03.22 16:59
[h1]Rätseln, bis der Arzt kommt...[/h1]
Ich wüsste nicht, daß ich je ein Puzzlespiel gespielt habe, das einen derart fordert wie The Witness. Obwohl es durchaus selbsterklärend ist, gelingt einem der Einstieg in das Game nicht unbedingt leicht, mich hat es erst im zweiten Anlauf richtig gepackt. Manchmal steht man auf dem Schlauch, und kapiert die Lösungansätze für die Puzzles nicht, weil die Rätsel oft im Kontext zur Umgebung stehen, und nicht isoliert betrachtet werden dürfen. Mann muß genau beobachten, kombinieren, manchmal auch hinhören, um auf die Lösung mancher Rätsel zu kommen.
Auch in der Umgebung selbst gibt es sehr viel zu entdecken, und erst wenn man das mal raus hat, erkennt man, mit welcher Sorgfalt The Witness entworfen wurde.
Natürlich gibt es auch sehr schwere Rätsel - ich empfehle, wenn man mal absolut nicht weiter kommt, sich hier online Hilfe zu holen, denn nicht alle Regeln sind völlig offensichtlich - und sollte man die Regel nicht ganz verstanden haben, bleiben die Rätsel natürlich unlösbar. Ein Spoiler zwischendurch kann einem in dem Fall weiterhelfen, und erhält den Spaß am Rätseln. Da es um die 500 Rätsel sind, ist es keine Schande, wenn man bei einigen auch nach reiflichem Überlegen keine Lösung findet, und sich Hilfe holt, anstatt gar nicht weiterspielen zu können.
Ansonsten - ja, wie gesagt - bringt einem The Witness den Schädel ordentlich zum qualmen, fordert einen wirklich, aber macht Laune!
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1594 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20.02.20 16:38
I wish I could experience this game for the first time again. It was so satisfying exploring the (really really lovely) island, working out new puzzle rules and discovering secrets.
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2445 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 03.03.20 06:18
Please for the love of anything do not whatever you do, look up the solutions to this game unless you have already found every puzzle and every secret. DO NOT SPOIL THIS GAME, you will regret it. savor every puzzle and if you are stumped, come back and think about it in a different way. This game is way to good to spoil by looking up the answers to these puzzle. They are beautiful, well made, and much thought and creativity went into each and every puzzle and each and every secret. For those of you who want this, Happy Hunting.
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1579 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24.02.20 00:22
I quite enjoyed the game. I enjoy puzzles and having the in-world puzzles made Easter Egg hunting a fun thing in between doing the main parts. Having no map can make it hard to remember where puzzles are once you figure out how to do ones that you may have seen previously but not understood, but it wasn't a big detriment at all, and sometimes led to seeing parts of the island I might have missed otherwise.
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2106 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 03.03.20 00:25
I'm only a few hours into this game and I'm in awe of it. Truly amazing.
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1707 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 10.03.20 00:38
The Witness is an engaging first-person puzzle game. The story, if you could call it that, is very cryptic to the point that it's almost non-existent. Despite that, the world is eerily beautiful and filled with puzzles of varying difficultly from laughably easy to hair pulling hard scattered all around. Unfortunately, the game affects you to the point that you start to see the puzzles in your day to day life. Overall, I rate it a 7 out of 10, but only recommend getting it if it's on sale.
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2064 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 02.03.20 12:55
Excellent game. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Did not like the timed puzzles at the end. Still to do, the Challenge Achievement and I guess more timed in my future.
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580 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 10.03.20 22:14
extremely good game
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1708 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 06.03.20 03:00
Buy this game. Its visually stunning, challenging, clever, and incredibly frustrating sometimes.

If you really want to experience this game properly go in blind, do not look anything up. If a puzzle is too hard leave it and come back later.
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4489 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13.03.20 18:11
This is by far the most creative and challenging game I've played. It is right up there with Portal 1/2, but it is MUCH more difficult and there's not much of a plot. It is more about interpretation of things, with multiple meanings being hinted at the player, and you need to get yourself together and solve what you need to solve.

Unlike Portal, most of the environment begins open. You can go easily from section to section of the Island.
You will likely spend hundreds of hours in the game, so it is well worth the investment.

It is a mix of pure logical puzzles with environment playing a role and you need to sometimes use visual and auditory reasoning / clues. There is no hidden special click sequence (not that I'm aware of) or special mechanics to do stuff, like jumping here and there boosting, etc, which I find actually good. It is your mind and your senses alone.

Some puzzles, actually many of them, will seem very frustrating, because you still don't quite get the rules, you have hypothesis, approximating notions of the mechanics of such and such symbols, but believe me ALL of them have very clear sharp rules and make sense, there is no double meaning of rules.

The point of the game is helping you just enough to get the rules and make you explore, so it aims to make YOU stop and think, organize, analyze, recall places, puzzles. It doesn't spoon-feed you anything.

Graphics are very playable at max and enjoyable, it is a rich, colorful and neat island with beautiful layout that you never get tired off. No music, just environment sounds.
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221 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13.03.20 03:27
epic game for epic gamers. big brain needed
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3672 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 01.04.20 23:18
I wish I could delete all memory of this game and play it again. Discovering all the little details and experience the depth slowly unfolding was truly amazing!
Many (more) years will go by before a game like this one will appear again.
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1793 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26.04.20 11:46
I have really enjoyed playing the witness. It's such a nice puzzle game, and beautiful. There's so many layers upon layers of puzzles and moments of wonderful discovery.

I can't finish the game, not because of the difficulty of the puzzles but because the game mechanics towards the end render it unplayable for me.

BUT there's huge accessibility issues. There's the puzzles that rely upon colour with no colourblind mode. There's ones that rely on being able to hear the pitch of sounds with no alternative for those who have issues hearing. Then to make matters even more frustrating it then adds other sounds into the mix which are difficult to distinguish from each other. And no hints.

And then there's the very end of the game. The puzzles have flashing, strobing lights that gave me headaches and nausea. Some puzzles spun around as I tried to move the mouse again making me feel sick and requiring a degree of precision I just don't have. The game stopped being fun and instead became gruelling.

I know I'm really close to the end but with the way the puzzles at the end are crafted there's no way I'll be able to finish the game. And I'm so upset about that. Upset that after 30 hours in everything I loved about the game and the puzzles is gone.
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1273 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21.04.20 07:36
This game cured my anxiety until The Challenge brought it right back.
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709 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 06.04.20 18:37
I enjoy puzzles games! I think. The Talos Principle was great fun, with a lot of challenging puzzles I couldn't solve, and I never got frustrated or upset at the game, just occasionally stuck. Getting stuck can be fun!

The Witness, otoh, seems to have run out of creative ideas for fun puzzles about halfway through. And I don't mean the puzzles are 'too hard' or 'kinda obtuse'. I can recognise when I'm supposed to be able to solve the puzzle but am just too dumb for it, and will come back later. Likewise with puzzles that I don't 'get', no harm in those it's all in good fun. No, I mean The Witness has puzzles that exist just to be a huge dick to the player; examples include playing music that you're supposed to decipher and then running garbage noise over the top of it; garbling the screen of the puzzle so it's difficult to control; and quizzing players on colour mixing (if I have to alt-tab out to learn about it, the game has failed at teaching). Just some examples.

Throughout the game there's also all these audio logs; I'd assumed they where connected, as they started out talking about god and religion a lot. I was happy to wonder where they where going with this, was the island some sort of allegory for purgatory? Unfortunately not, as the quotes quickly started to diverge, and became rambling snippets of philosophy bereft of all context. It became apparent that they're a huge grab-bag of random things that scraped from the public domain, voice-acted and slapped into the game to give it a veneer of depth. Yikes.

Game feels like a swing-and-a-miss to me, it tried to be something better than what it was. There's a lot more puzzles left to solve for some sort of hard-mode super-secret ending thing, but frankly I'm so soured on the main experience that I have no heart for it, and can't recommend the game.
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2503 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19.04.20 13:08
One of the best puzzle games available. You can't really as for much more. As a bonus, you can replay this game over and over due to the vast amount of content included. 10/10
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2667 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 03.04.20 16:59
A truly revolutionary game, even though it is likely that no other games will follow in its footsteps. There was a lot of suffering involved, but I enjoyed it a lot. Maybe I enjoyed because of the suffering, I will never know.
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2097 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 07.07.20 05:39
If you don't like the first hour of gameplay there's nothing else worth sticking around for, it doesn't get better. If you liked the first hour of gameplay, stick around because holy shit it gets so much better.
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2222 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27.07.20 08:09
Great. Just great.
Must have for puzzle lovers.

But I suggest you: try it first and see if it's your type of the game (and use steam refund if needed). Because there are a lot of puzzles, and you literally will go from one in-game screen to another almost all the time. 30+ hours of puzzles, and those are not for relaxation. Don't forget your pen & paper.
If you open to challenge and stubborn (or just smart, haha), the game won't disappoint you — it's a masterpiece.
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1408 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 04.07.20 09:00
This game is definitely for the hardcore puzzle game players. The basics of the game are simple: complete circuits from circle to endpoint in various grids across the island. Over time, restrictions will be levied on the puzzles in the form of these icons that indicate a certain rule that must be followed. The game will not tell you what the icons mean. Instead, you will have to figure it out yourself (or just use a community guide that can work too). Every icon should have a tutorial-like set of puzzles so you're not completely left in the dark here, but if you're like me, the type to run off the road and straight into the hidden paths looking for secrets (there are a lot), you will most likely skip the tutorials and end up in areas that have advanced puzzles that layer icons in their grid. Sometimes, you may end up in areas that make sense at first but then have icons that you haven't learned yet. Additionally, not all puzzles are just icon based. Some have audio cues, some show themselves when you mess around with your perspective ingame.
There are a lot (over 530?) of puzzles in this game. Playing this without a guide or hints can be very stressful. I'm bringing this up because this game is extremely detail oriented and it's easy to lose yourself in the various patterns, colors, shapes, sounds, etc. that will show up as you're walking around solving puzzles. The environment is breathtaking and clever--but it can also be easily ignored once you realize that there are many secrets hidden in plain sight. If you think something looks awfully suspicious, chances are that it's something, and pursuing that line of thought can make you disregard soaking in the atmosphere. Be sure to pace yourself while playing this game, and remember to rest your eyes too, because it is very easy to lose hours working on solving puzzles, and the color palette ranges from bright and vivid to dark and dull.

TLDR: If you love puzzles, want a challenge, or maybe you just love the small details and want to connect the dots, get this game. Remember to take breaks while playing, for the sake of digesting puzzles you're stumped on and to rest your eyes.
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129 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 07.07.20 06:40
All the walking of The Talos Principle with none of the useful signage, haunting music and narration, and payoffs.
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4055 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12.07.20 06:26
The Witness is an absolute masterpiece. No matter what they tell you, it is worth your time. Striking puzzles, mind-bending challenges and a mysterious atmosphere. This game has it all. Thanks Jonathan Blow!
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1783 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 31.07.20 20:51
The Witness is a masterpiece, both as a videogame and as art
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2446 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29.07.20 15:31
Masterpiece. An incredibly smart and well-designed game that requires your full attention. This is an experience that could not exist as anything other than a game. If you are willing to trust that every puzzle is completely thought-out, and devote yourself to thinking critically about each puzzle's purpose in teaching you about the world, this game can challenge and reward you by giving you an understanding of very complex concepts, that could only exist in this medium, without saying a single word.
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2518 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 06.09.20 08:38
I would recommend this game if you love puzzles to the point where you would feel more inclined to finish solving a crossword than be on time for your child's custody hearing.
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7687 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 06.09.20 06:32
One of the best games I've ever played. I'll never forget its environment.
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3320 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14.09.20 21:58
A beautiful, brilliant and clever designed puzzle game. Everything on the environment can be a puzzle or a hint keep that on mind.

+ Very well designed puzzles.
+ Puzzles, puzzles a lot of puzzles!
+ Beautiful graphics.
+ Relaxing atmosphere.
+ Challenging puzzles that will make your brain hurt.
+ Open world, you can decide where to go and which puzzled to solve.

- Sometimes gets really frustrating
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945 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29.08.20 23:09
I love this game! It's beautiful to look at and the puzzles challenge the way you think. Highly recommend.
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899 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12.09.20 00:02
One of the greatest puzzle games I have ever played.
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2039 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 10.09.20 08:33
BEST (PUZZLE) GAME EVER
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1201 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13.09.20 02:23
One of my favorite puzzle games. The way the creators push the limits of the dozen or so puzzle mechanics are genius, and the open world exploration is fantastic.
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1150 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 08.09.20 00:13
Amazing and beautiful game. Absolutely loved it.
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5507 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 06.09.20 02:37
A stunningly well thought out experience for anyone who enjoys challenging themselves.
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1433 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26.09.20 03:44
Incredible puzzle game utilizing beautiful scenery.
You explore an open world solving over 400 puzzles with many interesting mechanics in any order you desire.
Finishing every puzzle on your own is extremely difficult; this game will push everyone to their wits end, but it feels good to succeed.

That said, it's not perfect. There's a handful of puzzles or events(really just a few) which are way too vague even if you've solved everything else in the game, or there's way too many options, making you waste lots of time over terrible direction, which gets seriously frustrating.
The standard ending was very weak and the alternative is too obscure, including randomized puzzles with a tight time constraint.
Still, The Witness is unique and absolutely worth experiencing.
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2798 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21.10.20 05:15
One of the best Puzzlers out there, with a simple puzzle mechanic with a series of complications that build on each other to truly interesting problems. This is one of those games which you can get lost in for a few minutes or a few hours.
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3591 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20.10.20 20:28
I beat this game three years ago but used a lot of hints. After waiting three years and forgetting pretty much all of the rules of the game, I got back into it and beat it start to finish totally on my own! (Only had to look up two of the puzzles involving color spectrums because they give me a headache)

A wonderful experience that babysits you in the beginning before throwing you to the wolves. If a puzzle doesn't make sense, close the game and come back to it. Or go explore somewhere else to find a new puzzle. Either way, take a deep breath, be proud of what your little brain has accomplished, and have fun with it. It's a very zen world and is meant to be satisfying.
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787 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12.10.20 13:37
It's pretty but the puzzle aren't really explained super well and there's a lot of filler content. I quit before i could get even halfway through because it never felt worth it.
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6317 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17.08.20 06:07
Play it blind or don't buy it at all.
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2115 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 06.11.20 21:36
This game makes me feel like a genius and an idiot at the same time, which is the best praise I can give a puzzle game
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488 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29.10.20 20:57
I tried to like The Witness, and though I regularly felt like an amazing game was breaking through, it never truly surfaced for me. To the game's credit, it's not (as some detractors would say) just a puzzle book with a game slapped on. The 3D environment is involved in the gameplay, but these instances are few and far between, and it pains me that a game with such a beautiful, vibrant world spends most of its time with the camera shoved into a screen where more than 2 colours is a rarity. If you love puzzles, you'll like the Witness. If you're anything less than utterly dedicated to logic and spatial puzzles, buying it is a gamble.

Outside of the game's focus, its sheer density of puzzles, other problems rear their heads. It's very possible to go through the 'tutorial' screens of a new puzzle element without actually learning what the rule is; even the ability to reset these initial screens to practice and experiment would be a huge boon. If you don't perceive colours or sounds in the same way as Jonathan Blow, you have an extra layer of difficulty to dig through.

There's a lot to love in the witness, and it strung me along for eight hours, but ultimately the frustration outweighed the enjoyment for me and I regret spending money on it.
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3305 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30.10.20 21:56
best line clicking simulator ever
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1815 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13.11.20 18:49
I have no complaints other than certain deliberately slow actions in the game, the most basic of which is walking but also includes using machines. I know the developer is trying to make a calm game but it gets annoying.

9/10
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899 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22.11.20 09:40
This game is great. One of the best short single player games. I used pen and paper for one of the papers and would try to think up solutions all day. Dont think I used a walkthrough ever... It really builds you up well. I would try to do it w/o walkthroughs b/c there's no point where it cheats you or is deceptive. It's just really good. I wish there was a sequel. Talos Principle didn't do it for me, but it's good too. The Witness is just on another level. Amazing.
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18420 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22.11.20 14:55
One of the greatest puzzle games I have ever played. You might be forgiven for thinking this is a simple panel-after-panel puzzle game, but there is something much more to it. You'll know it when you see it (if you see it!).
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728 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 08.11.20 04:33
Neat puzzles, though i found the last challenge a tad too difficult
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1489 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15.11.20 22:41
I kinda liked The Witness and it's puzzles but would not recommend it in general. When starting the game at first it was afraid for a mobile puzzle game put into a 3D world. Fortunately, the world is very detailed and sometimes involved in the puzzles, you will discover many things exploring the island.

There are no written guidelines, the game tries to teach you new rules in regions by first giving you simple puzzles with the new puzzle elements. Also most of the UI and world elements to interact with are done through (usually easy) puzzles. This is an interesting approach, but sometimes it's easy to miss a detail about the rule which can frustrate further on in the next puzzles. Even if you perfectly understand everything, you will get stuck on weird puzzles at times.
An example, at some point there was a puzzle you had to solve by listening to your footsteps. This game does not have much going on sound-wise, only regular nature ambiance sounds (some wind, leaves rustling, water flowing, ...) which got boring for me. So after a while I played my own music, which of course made it impossible for me to solve that puzzle. You could say it's my own fault, but a hint or heads up would've been welcome.
Which brings up another point that the game is very unforgiving, if you get stuck the only option is to go away for a while and come back later trying to find a new perspective.

Regarding the world and story, there are many hints something happened, but that's the only thing you get. That and some philosophical quotes sprinkled around. This game is more positioned as art it seems, inviting you to fill in your own story you think happened. That might be fine for some people, but after 20 hours of puzzles it seemed disappointing to me (although I was not surprised).

All in all I mostly enjoyed the experience, but I can't recommend it unless you enjoy frustrating puzzles which will make you feel like an idiot (but also like a genius once you solve it) and bring-your-own-plot.
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1877 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25.11.20 22:20
Like everybody else is saying; if you like puzzle games, go in blind, take your time, and have an amazing experience doing so.
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1786 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 07.12.20 00:15
The witness is a pure puzzle game (so I wouldnt recommend it if you are not into puzzle games in the first place) that in my opinion has the best way to present the puzzles that I have ever seen. What do I mean by that?

Well the Witness is a very open puzzle game. After a few tutorial puzzles you have access to a whole island with all sorts of different types of puzzles all at ones. There are some puzzles that require solving previous puzzles but basically you have a large portion of the game available from the getgo. And there are many different ideas and styles in this game, some you will find easier to understand and some you might find very frustrating. Some puzzles that will maybe take you very long and you will get stuck on. But the game teaches you very early on that its ok to just leave puzzles sometimes and go somewhere else. Find out new perspectives or just free up your mind and approach previous problems with a clear head. I think this work perfectly for puzzle games, at least in my experience with this game and I think this whole gaming experience game me a new perspective that I have never gotten from any other game.

Now you might say that this also can be achieved by just using a menu screen instead of a big island. In this menu you can just choose all the puzzles at once as well. But I think you lose something very precious when you remove the island from the Witness. By giving your puzzle a physical location on a map you give it some character which will make it more memorable, especially when you are stuck and have to go back to it. Plus the extra walking may give you needed time to breath and think about some puzzles you are struggling with (the visuals of course help with that as well).

Overall I have to say that the Witness is one of the best puzzle games I have ever played, especially in the way it is presented. The vast amount of different styles incorporated into this game makes it very probable that there will be puzzle ideas that you will like and enjoy to solve. Of course there will be some you will not, but I also dont think the game expect you to solve everything it has to offer, at least it is not designed in that way.
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Some good puzzles that involve perspective and space. Probably not for everyone.
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I have never stared at so many inanimate objects for such a painfully long time. 10/10.
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This is probably one of the most In-depth puzzle games I have ever played. The game pushes you to look in game files, look at your surroundings, And even go back to the very start of the game Just to solve a few puzzles! Anyway, I would give it a 80/100
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puzzle island with a lot of wacky screens and a really cool unsatisfying ending but the puzzles are still cool
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you gotta like puzzles though, if you don't like puzzles i don't recommend, but if you do like puzzles i recommend, but you gotta like puzzles though.
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I love it! A heaven for me! A lot of puzzles, AND very beautiful scenes! The map is pretty big, could get lost. The only con is the 3D makes me very very very dizzy. I love it though. So every time I feel dizzy, I will just stop playing for a while.
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Verfasst: 10.01.21 23:47
By FAR the best puzzle game I have ever encountered.
Puzzles are my thing. I am always solving puzzles.
And when I am not I am writing code solving complex problems and debugging them.
Not only was this one of the most gorgeously designed worlds, with just the right level of detail (no need to get hype-realistic), but the game teaches you how to solve the puzzles and teaches you a lot about your way of thinking when solving them. For one I noticed once more that I can get myopic towards a solution. Trying to force the solution while not considering something else that in hindsight was clearly visible as a hint to the solution.
Jonathan Blow is an absolute genius when it comes to designing puzzles. They have the right level of difficulty and some of them are mindblowingly clever.
I'm sure once I have completed 100% (just finished after 46Hrs of play, but I still have lots of loose ends) I will do the whole thing once more from scratch. Not many puzzle games that get me to do that.
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Simply the best puzzle game
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The island is full of mystery & the puzzles will really make you think, while constantly challenging you with unique ideas.
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TL;DR: the core gameplay is solid, but accessibility issues, a pretentious tone, and a host of things that intentionally waste your time weigh down the experience. If you're really into puzzles and you can stomach the bad things I mentioned, you'll probably still enjoy this game.

It's hard to decide whether or not to recommend this game. On the one hand, this game has a lot of great puzzles that will really make you think. Without spoiling too much, the game is built around epiphany. The moment where you understand how a puzzle works or what the solution is, that's a great feeling. When you can't figure out the rules of a puzzle, though, it's incredibly frustrating. Given the variety of puzzles in this game, I can almost guarantee you will hit some puzzle that's incredibly frustrating to you.

While that variety can create frustration, it's also one of the game's greatest strengths. It ties into the game's themes and allows for some really complex puzzles. It keeps the line puzzles fresh, for the most part. It is genuinely surprising how much mileage they were able to get out of something that starts so simple.

That said, some of the puzzle types are pretty terrible from an accessibility standpoint. If you're color-blind or deaf, there are a number of puzzles that you'd either have to brute force or look up the solution. There's a few puzzles that feel like they're unfair, requiring you to pick through subtle, obtuse clues to solve them. Even if you can get over that, the game has a larger problem still. The game is designed to annoy you and waste your time.

There are so many things in this game that move slow as hell for no reason. There are puzzles that seem designed to frustrate you. There's a set of puzzles that wasn't difficult to solve, but did give me a bit of motion sickness. Despite the store page's claims to the contrary, there are absolutely filler puzzles that don't introduce any new ideas. Most egregious of all, there's a puzzle which takes over 50 real life minutes to complete, even when you know the solution (though admittedly, you probably won't even find it unless you're trying for 100% completion).

This game also bears the distinction of being one of the only games to ever give me issues with motion sickness. I don't know if this is a common thing, since I don't see it mentioned in any of the other reviews, but if you're struggling with it I've found turning on the reticle helps. It's also a really pretentious game, which might not bother some people but every time I play it I feel like the game is talking down to me.

This game is a mixed bag. I guess I recommend it? The core gameplay is really solid, there are just so many little things that bother me about it. This game is fun but it also makes me really mad, and I think that's intended. If you're into puzzles, and you can tolerate pretentious stuff and stuff that wastes your time, you'll probably enjoy this game.
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best puzzle game eu
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nice
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very beautiful and addicting puzzle game! they are not very difficult, but it is a pleasure to pass them! there are many types of these puzzles, so do not relax! the game is cool and I advise everyone! pump your brains!
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I watched moon for 50 min. 10/10
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I couldn't recommend The Witness enough. Despite appearances, The Witness is a game that can be very greatly spoiled for the player. It also happens to be a truly singular game in what it managed to accomplish, and for that reason it's very hard to talk about it while not talking about.. y'know, it.

So here's what I'm going to do. I'm going to tell you what The Witness is not, and maybe by the end of this you'll have a reasonable idea of what to expect.

The Witness is not Sokoban. Sokoban is a puzzle game with no art or narrative, and it's only about pushing boxes around to solve the puzzles you're given. The Witness isn't just about solving puzzles.

The Witness is not The Talos Principle or The Turing Test. The Talos Principle and The Turing Test are both puzzle games with philosophical narratives, but they're built around generic puzzle elements like connecting lasers and moving boxes around. The Witness doesn't build itself on generic puzzle elements.

The Witness is not Pretentious Game. Pretentious Game is a puzzle game explicitly about connecting what you do in the game to a theme, if admittedly in a self-aware fashion. The Witness won't tell you what it's about.

The Witness is not Portal. Portal is a puzzle game designed to guide you towards eureka moments, to make you feel smart for solving its puzzles. The Witness doesn't guide you towards eureka moments, and often times you'll probably feel pretty stupid when you solve puzzles instead.

The Witness is not accessible. I'm not joking when I say that if you want to finish this game, you'll need to be in full possession of all your faculties. You need to be able to see properly. You need to be able to hear properly. You need to be able to move properly. Not least of all, you need to be able to think properly.

Finally, The Witness is not a puzzle game. It's not about solving puzzles. Solving puzzles just happens to be how you interact with it.
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Verfasst: 09.02.21 04:45
This is one of the best puzzle games there is. Every area has its own unique theme and introduces new puzzle mechanics, teaching them to you in an incredibly natural way. Some puzzles left me stumped, but even ones I struggled through never felt like the solution was contrived.

But beyond the puzzles, the world is just incredibly beautiful. I've found myself walking around in The Witness not really looking for anything, just appreciating the place. That plus the philosophical tidbits left on recorders in the environment make it so that you're enjoying the game even when not solving puzzles.

Finally, this is one of the few games I find myself periodically replaying. It's best of course if you give yourself time to forget it all, but something about the puzzle interface (and particularly the environmental puzzles) is just so satisfying that I've fired it up more frequently just to go through the motions.

For me, this is one of the greatest games of all time.
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Verfasst: 24.02.21 14:59
It started with Mario and Zelda.
The last one was The Witness.
These are the games I played with my son.
First, as a teacher.
Later, as a pupil.
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I was not expecting that many great puzzles. Highly recommended if you love puzzles.
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jonny blows line land never ceases to amaze. full of little things that tickle my brain in jonathans laser time. definitely check out jon blows puzzle place.
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So I have beaten the game, all areas completed. As you can see from my time played, there is no way I didn't do this without a walkthrough. I totally did. And you will too if you can't do next level puzzles at max difficulty.

So first, the graphics and scenery is gorgeous and reminiscent of Eastshade. A gorgeous walking puzzle sim. This is what I primarily got the game for, to explore and see it.

If this is why you got this game, be warned. The puzzles are hard. Plus the huge amount of theological and secular philosophy is a bit too much and too.. random. I get this game is suppose to be some grand spiritual journey sort of deal, but seriously, it comes off as too much. Like the dev really wanted you to see how intellectual and WOKE he can be. And hey, if you play you can feel super woke too.

Don't get me wrong, it isn't BAD just... too on the nose, too in your face. Also would have liked an in-universe explanation to the island and stuff found there, but oh well on that. It is like.. story exists visually but you have to use your imagination to develop your own story.. which feels like lazy writing rather than an attempt at additional intellectual discovery or whatever.

If you want a dang gorgeous game, no combat and insane puzzles (some of which are rather repetitive even if they are technically different patterns), then this game is for you.

And for the walkthrough people, learn a little of the puzzle mechanics... while 99% of the puzzles are set and thus can be put in a walkthrough, 2 required puzzles, and a bunch more optional ones, are at the end of the game that are auto-generating.
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During day to day life, I notice patterns. My brain does it automatically. I will pick out random, trivial details about the world and give them special meaning, when they really have no meaning at all. And so, naturally, I noticed patterns while playing the Witness. I quickly discovered that these patterns, patterns that would have been meaningless in the real world, meant everything in the world of the Witness.

I did not buy this game expecting validation, but playing it allowed me to explore a world that felt like it was built for people like me, and I am thankful for that.
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Verfasst: 23.03.21 17:52
I used a walkthrough a few times, but i got to the end !
Typical Jon Blow. Really good stuff. He explored the concept to its ends really, and this island will now exist for eternity with its coherence and beauty. He must be proud !
For people like me : motion sickness annoyed me a little but not too much either.
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我是笨比
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This is now one of my favorite games by far. Really made me think and doesn't feel repetitive, plus its a beautiful game to look at, listen to, and play.
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Verfasst: 23.03.21 20:44
The Witness is a work of art and a game that I still think about on and off to this day. I rate it easily within my top three. An outstanding work of achievement out of 5.
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one of my favorite puzzle games
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An absolutely incredible puzzle game where the hardest part about the game is piecing together the rules of the puzzles presented to you. Each puzzle adds more complex rules , with each different area in the beautiful landscape introducing new concepts and approaches. Even the environment itself has its own puzzles and mysteries to discovery.

Easily one of my top 5 games, and one of the best puzzle games around.
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[h1]The Witness Review[/h1]
**Spoiler Free**

Quick review: The best puzzle game I have ever played! It’s fantastic! The environmental design and incorporated gameplay are masterful, genius, and inspiring. In my opinion, this is the pillar that all exploration/puzzle games should strive for. I can’t recommend this game enough!

Emotional Experience: When I started the witness up for the first time, I didn’t know what to expect. What awaited me was an absolutely fantastic experience that caught me completely off guard, and continued to do so again and again. It took me but minutes to find myself captivated by The Witness, and left me struggling to find the words to describe this mystic experience.

Words that came to mind were: child-like wonder, curiosity, mystery, adventure, intrigue, inspiring, speechless, dumbstruck, fantastic, wonderful, masterful, clever, appreciative, captivating. On my first sitting, I jotted down this note: “I don’t know why I like this so much. Haha.”

Call it intuition, but before I had the evidence to back it up, I knew this was a special game. I got lost in this world for 45 hours, and I don’t regret a single one. What I appreciated most was the adventurous child-like wonder pulled out of me that I didn’t know I was so longing to reconnect with.

I had various moments in this game where I remember thinking, “This is the most insane game I’ve ever played…This game is insane.” It became a kind of mantra. The sheer genius and creativity behind these puzzles, and this island, is beyond me.

This is a game that will continue to surprise you. As difficult as it can get, I implore you to avoid looking up answers. Those “Eureka!” moments are just too good to be spoiled. It will also help you discover a creativity within yourself you may not know exists.

Gameplay: The gameplay is extremely simple. You walk around an island, look for puzzles, and solve them. The puzzles are largely based around grids, where you must draw a line from point A to point B. There is no jumping, platforming, combat, health, or any kind of action trope. You can walk, run, and solve these puzzles. The thing that I was constantly taken aback by was how creative and ingenious the developers were, to take such a simple concept and create such a magnificent experience. The sheer depth and creativity of the kinds of puzzles you can get out of simply drawing a line was so impressive that I was in awe throughout. The gameplay is simple, the experience is unlike anything I’ve ever had.

It is a slow-paced game because you are tasked with solving puzzles. Just be aware of this. I felt this was a strength, but I understand others may not have the patience.

User Interface: The UI is extremely minimal and very effective. There is no HUD, so your whole screen gets to capture the beauty of the island and the difficulty of the puzzles. There are no character stats to keep track of, no bits of information to read through or be aware of. Everything you need to know in this game is done visually. There is no unnecessary exposition, no text to read, and (except for some collectibles) no dialogue to listen to. There’s nothing to pick up. Just you, the island, and puzzles. In the end, this game is a master class at visual language.

Atmosphere: I’m going to let my glowing review so far speak for the Atmosphere. You feel like you’re in a mysterious and beautiful place, with discoveries and visual art around every corner. The visual language is so strong that even without any dialogue, text, or cinematic to present a story or character, I felt more immersed in this game than in any I’ve played in a long time.

There are so many beautiful visual moments, it’s like every turn around a corner just hits you with this fresh new artistic breath, a new pleasing color palette, a new composition. This game is so packed with these stunning moments. It’s a tour-de-force of environment art…It makes me so happy to look at.

Overall Conclusion: The Witness is a landmark game for the puzzle genre, and for any visual medium at large. It is challenging, enchanting, and full of cognitive surprises and discoveries. It is an immersive and captivating experience unlike anything I’ve played before. Even if you don’t have the patience for puzzle games, I still recommend playing it through with a guide, if only to experience the craftsmanship. This is a strong game, with strong design, and strong art. The Witness is a High Recommend from me!
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Verfasst: 23.04.21 01:42
Bring graph paper. LOTS of graph paper.
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Verfasst: 26.04.21 10:23
I have not had a break the 10 hours that I played, it's 10am now. :)



Please send help :)

Edit:
24 Hours and 2 all nighters later and I've basically completed every puzzle in the game. I don't recommend doing the double all nighters, but I 100% recommend this game. It's beautifully simple and it's simply beautiful. Best game I've played since Hollow Knight.
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Verfasst: 14.05.21 08:50
My perception of what this medium can bring to the table has been completely shattered.
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Verfasst: 15.05.21 06:04
Very beautiful. Every time you think you're catching on, the game throws some whole new paradigm to keep it interesting. I found the 'ending' to be deeply unsatisfying, but was mollified by the hidden ending.
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The Witness to me personally was something that I got the main ending in with what felt like a love-hate relationship type of bond. The game starts off simple enough but can very quickly ramp up into insane stuff and never relent from the moment you leave the first tutorial area. I definitely did not 100% in my play time since I missed a lot of stuff which I realized after looking up what there is to do after the main ending.

Initially I thought the game was cool and looked pretty, but then I got tired and almost quit after 2 hours, then I got motivated to keep going and flip flopped back and forth between enjoyment and annoyance with the game overall. I still enjoyed seeing some of the later mechanics and tricks introduced that force you to combine mechanics and juggle multiple things at once. I am not typically a huge puzzle game junkie, but I do enjoy a puzzle game every once in a while. Little did I realize how much The Witness would make me really question myself and make me feel really stupid.

The game follows an easy to learn, hard to master type of gameplay as the gameplay loop consists of puzzles connecting a line from one end to another on various monitors littered throughout the land and hundreds of times over across a playthrough. The Witness tosses aside narration, background music for the most part, a real plot, story/lore building aside from some secrets you can find and instead starts you off right away dropped into the world with no explanation, no reason being there, no identifying character that you are playing as. For some this could be a turnoff, but for people who are true puzzle game junkies this probably won't be as big of a negative for them as this game just gets to the point with no fluff padding out game time.

For someone like me though, there were moments where it felt repetitive and that this nice beautiful big world felt lifeless and unfinished somehow and despite my enjoyment with several of the puzzles and the feeling of figuring them out, couldn't shake that feeling that I was expecting a little more out of this game.

Ultimately, this is a game that pure puzzle fanatics only should consider buying. If you do not LOVE puzzle games and figuring out some of the most insane solutions presented for line puzzles and do not LOVE the idea of nothing but moving around and doing 500+ line puzzles and nothing else throughout the game, I would say you can probably pass on this game unless you find a really good deal for it. As someone who has finished the main ending, I can say that there is no magical revelation that provides an exposition dump that makes sense of The Witness that will answer any of the questions you may have such as why are you there or what is the purpose of the whole place...this is not that kind of game. This game is not about the destination but instead the journey. Parts of the journey were cool and a great challenge, but that's the core of the experience and once it's over that's pretty much it. It may seem like I bashed a lot here while still giving it a thumbs up, but there's just enough that was present for me to still appreciate the journey and think to myself how cool and creative some of the puzzles are.

Tldr; Great if you are a puzzle game connoisseur and have an iron will of patience. Avoid if you are neither of these or wait for a sale if you are still curious about it.
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Please witness this :))))
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Verfasst: 08.07.21 09:40
If you are DEAF, there will be impossible puzzles.
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Verfasst: 09.07.21 01:52
This game made me feel like the smartest and dumbest man alive, often in quick succession, far too many times to even attempt to count. Perhaps calling it a game is too reductive. This is a work of art; from the cleverly hidden environmental puzzles, to the inventive yet simple main puzzles and their seemingly endless combinations, to the culminating challenge at the end of it all. Sprinkled with curious works of art (literally!), audio logs and meta-content, this is a meticulously thought out journey, through and through.

This is easily my favourite art piece of all time. Bravo.
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Verfasst: 22.07.21 04:45
Easily the most intricately designed puzzle game I have ever played, By the end it'll feel like you've learnt a whole new language and if you've invested a ton of time into the game then you'll likely be seeing line puzzles in your sleep for a few days after playing. However it's easy to see why many would dislike this game as you spend 90% of it staring at 2d panels and the other 10% walking around an island that despite being extremely beautiful and generally just a treat to walk around, you'll find little to enjoy in the story department (until right at the end of the game) which for some can leave them feeling unmotivated to continue stumbling through what feels like an endless barrage of brain pain puzzles.
I recommend playing this game with some ambient music to remove some of the boredom that can set in from walking around in near silence the whole game. Overall this was an extremely unique experience for me and one that I simultaneously hated and loved throughout my playthrough, buy it if you want to experience ultimate devastation and incomprehensible nightmare trauma.
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Verfasst: 13.07.21 15:11
THIS GAME IS EXTREMELY PRETENTIOUS, BUT ITS STILL VERY GOOD.

Try not to let it bother you and just play the game for what it is. Enjoy the puzzles and the environment. Ignore the fact that the game designer was patting himself on the back during the entire design process and just have fun with it. I promise you, if you ignore the self-aggrandizing artistic masturbation that is the story/meta-narrative, you will have a wonderful time.

Definitely worth the money when it is on sale.
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Verfasst: 19.07.21 20:39
This is possible the best game ever created.
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Verfasst: 23.07.21 07:03
I want to love this game, it seems like it would be right up my alley... Unfortunately it makes me SO SO SO motion sick, I can't play the game for more than 20 minutes before I start feeling nauseous, even after messing with the settings.

The scenery is gorgeous, the puzzles seem interesting, but I can't play it, unfortunately.
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Verfasst: 09.07.21 12:08
Damn, I didn't realise a puzzle game could be so classy.

You walk around on this island solving one simple puzzle, draw a line from the bauble to the end in the correct sequence, but you'll soon find out how deep that concept can really go, and it's so fantastically woven into the very fabric of the world in more ways than you can imagine.

You might find that you'll struggle with some of the puzzles here and there. I couldn't wrap my head around some of the more logical puzzles, but thrived at the abstract ones. I definitely had to look up a guide though, thanks IGN.

Gorgeous graphics, amazing gameplay. True love was put into this game. 10/10 definitely recommend.
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Verfasst: 06.08.21 17:41
such a gem of a game 10/10 :steamhappy;
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Verfasst: 04.08.21 09:45
I've never played something so beautiful, relaxing, and sometimes infuriating all at the same time. This is easily one of the best puzzle games out there, not to mention one of the best looking. The calming breeze flowing by your ears as you stare at a puzzle for 20+ minutes has never felt so real. The tidbits of lore sprinkled throughout and the way to solve the puzzles is absolutely genius. Each area has it's own way of solving the puzzles and it all eventually culminates. I highly recommend The Witness to anyone. Not just someone who loves puzzle games, not just someone who likes these artsy-type looking games, anyone.
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Verfasst: 30.08.21 05:18
I still see circles and lines in my sleep. Help.
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Verfasst: 20.08.21 14:05
One of the best games ever created.
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Verfasst: 27.08.21 15:50
One of those games you'll wish you could experience all over again
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Verfasst: 29.08.21 23:49
Great puzzle game. Must buy for puzzle fans
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Verfasst: 07.09.21 22:10
This game is like having a shitty professor who teaches you the basic concepts but then jumps to expert mode in the blink of an eye and you're struggling to keep up and then your notes fall apart and you're just doomed sitting there as the professor moves on until you hear the bell, releasing you from the pain of feeling incompetent.
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Verfasst: 26.08.21 22:16
You can probably glean from the preview what the general gameplay is like but it can't even begin to show just how creative the puzzles get. There's a surprising number of interesting mechanics for a game that's about drawing a ling from one side of a box to another. The game is very good at making you feel like a genius and then completely incompetent within the same moment. You're constantly challenged to think outside the box, oftentimes literally.

The game looks amazing. The art is stylized just enough that the graphics won't end up looking outdated. Each uniquely themed area is well designed down to the small details.

Fair warning, you'll never be able to look at circles the same way again.
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Verfasst: 10.09.21 02:31
I'm too dumb for these puzzles.
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Verfasst: 29.08.21 06:53
this game sucks get out while u can
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Verfasst: 26.08.21 21:48
Awesome game and puzzles!
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Verfasst: 20.11.21 02:20
Overview:
Okay, look. Steam reviews are dumb, okay? Steam users, even dumber - myself very much included. So I want to state right out the gate that even though I don’t recommend The Witness, it’s still a phenomenal game. The problem is - it’s not for me (or really a lot of people).

It’s a game with exactly one focus and one focus only: line puzzles. And it does this amazingly well, in some very unique and unexpected ways. However, know that when the game boasts over 500 puzzles, they mean 500 line-and-grid puzzles. There’s plenty of variety of rules and challenges to these puzzles, but they’re all the same type of puzzle in essence.

The Fun:
  • A wonderful experience to have blindly.
  • Absolutely gorgeous environment to free-roam in.
  • Very unique and unexpected puzzles while still sticking to the basic puzzle formula.
  • Layers upon layers of deeper meaning and understanding that can be drawn from the “story” and the gameplay itself.


The Not-Fun:
  • The “story”.
  • Tediously slow travel methods.
  • You will go insane if you’re trying to 100% the game.
  • Painfully difficult puzzles that often only have one “correct” solution.
  • Some puzzles will be either impossible or very difficult to people with certain disabilities.
  • Extremely easy to accidentally teach yourself the wrong rule for a puzzle and become stuck at any point in the game.


The Gist:
If you have insane patience, then this is actually, not the game for you. At least, it’s not meant for you. You’ve already learned one of the main takeaways from the game, but there’s still more to be learned.

If you’re like me, and you have the patience of a goddang fly, then this is not the game for you. But it’s meant for you. It’s meant to teach us to slow the hell down and really, truly understand the puzzles at hand. Not just know them. And that’s incredibly difficult to convey in the game, let alone in a short review.

Regardless, there’s a lot to learn and discover with this game, and it will require quite a few video essays before you can fully parse all that it’s trying to say. So if you wanna test yourself, give it a shot. But if you’re looking for a more traditional puzzle game with a story or something, then this isn’t it. Just a head’s up.
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Verfasst: 30.10.21 06:53
This game is very interesting. It's very pretty and just as challenging. But there must be things to keep in mind.
1. It's 100% puzzles, and they can range from simple to incredibly difficult
2. There's no story
3. There's no hint system
If you're here, you're here for the puzzles and landscape and are here for a challenge. If you don't want this, then don't get this game.
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Verfasst: 18.11.21 06:31
Tricky and clever. Thanks
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Verfasst: 19.11.21 17:18
Frustration simulator
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Verfasst: 24.11.21 06:28
Extremely well put-together puzzler with a lovely atmosphere. If you like games that you can lose yourself in, you'll love this
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Verfasst: 21.11.21 22:10
The Witness is one of the best puzzle games that I have ever played in my entire life, ever. It's concept is so ingenious and unusual that it is a masterpiece and a piece of art in and of itself.

Graphics: 4.5/5
Gameplay: 5/5
Audio: 3/5
Story: N/A of 5
Accessibility: 2/5

Graphics:

This games graphics were absolutely stunning when this game first came out, but over time, have fallen off pretty hard since it first came out. I gave this game a 4.5/5 in the Graphics department because the game, to me, still has amazing graphics for its' time (when it came out), and docked it a half point because they've fallen off a bit since then.

Gameplay:

This is the heart and soul of this game. While I understand that there are a lot of people that didn't like the gameplay of this game, or didn't like how repetitive the puzzles got, in my opinion, they just didn't play enough of the game to understand the true beauty of this game's puzzle mechanics and gameplay. The puzzle mechanics in this game are so unique and original that I can never forget them. I also understand peoples' concerns about Accessibility and how it impacts their enjoyment of the gameplay, but I decided to give the accessibility it's own category in this review so I can go over that aspect of the game by itself, as I feel as though accessibility doesn't have as much of an impact on the gameplay as most other people think or feel.

Overall, the puzzles in this game are as varied as they are unique and original. I had a ton of fun learning about all of the new puzzle mechanics and then going through and solving most of the puzzles. There were a few puzzles that I found that were problematic for me to have in this game:

There are two panels inside of the mountain that have this multi-colored background effect that really make those two puzzles completely unpleasant to solve.

There is also the tanker puzzle that has several rules that are not fun to try to figure out, and the actual way to solve the puzzle intentionally without guessing still eludes me to this day, but this puzzle I still enjoyed trying to solve anyways.

Audio:

There is no music in the game, just background noise and other kinds of environmental types of audio. Overall, while it fits the game like a glove, it pales in comparison to what it could have been. This is one of the weaker points of this game. There are also a bunch of puzzles that require the use of audio in order to solve, which causes some problems in terms of accessibility, but I will address those in the accessibility part.

Story:

This is the game's weakest point in that there is basically no story whatsoever. I feel as though this game doesn't really need a story, though, so that's why I said N/A of 5, because the game is fine with what little story it has.

Accessibility:

This is another one of the games' biggest weaknesses. There are many elements in this game that are impossible for people to do who are deaf or hard of hearing, and as far as I have seen, there have been no fixes to these puzzles to make them solvable without the need for audio cues.

In a similar vein, there are a *lot* of puzzles that require the ability to discern different colors, and while I believe the developer DID add a colorblind mode, as I understand it, it doesn't suffice nearly as well as it could.

This is where the developer of this game really dropped the ball and could have done a lot more to help with the disabled community, which is unfortunate, because it really detracts from those who could have really enjoyed this game.

That being said, it is not enough to move me away from my opinion that this game is still a masterpiece of a puzzle game, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to be absolutely engrossed and amazed with a puzzle game.
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Verfasst: 20.11.21 04:55
I wish I could have finished this, but the nausea from covering too much area between puzzles in this brightly colored landscape would not allow for it.
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Verfasst: 15.11.21 06:19
When I first started playing this game, I'll be honest, I bought it for the graphics and a brain teaser or two. What I got instead was a masterpiece in my opinion. This is one of the best games, if not the best game, of all time I have ever played, up there with Portal Two. And after playing though a certain endgame challenge, I can honestly say I enjoyed every second of this game. Were there times I felt really stupid and had to look up a guide? Of course. Were there times the elegant solutions inflated my ego and made me think I was a genius? Also yes. And with the randomizer mod on expert difficulty, I've just grazed the surface of what this game has to offer. TL/DR: This was one of the best games I've played in a long time. Would definitely recommend, worth the price (though if you're on the fence or don't usually enjoy puzzle games, wait for sale).
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Verfasst: 09.11.21 20:34
This is a phenomenal puzzle game.
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Verfasst: 21.12.21 06:20
Let's be clear: this is a *type* of puzzle game, and the type is NOT for everyone (me, obviously, included in this latter category).

The presentation is beautiful, but what it lacks is explanation. Some people ~love~ this type of puzzle, where figuring out the rules of the puzzle is literally a part of the puzzle. I, however, ~hate~ this kind of puzzle, and I really only enjoy working within a well explained and established framework.

Does this make it a bad game? No, not at all, so let me be clear again. If you like the kind of puzzle that doesn't give you anything at all, you'll love this. If like me you would rather have the rules explained, you'll hate it.
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Verfasst: 08.12.21 01:22
This game's journey has been near flawless to me, getting through all areas and figuring out the rules of puzzles by experimentation, I've loved every second of it. As soon as I got to the end, however, the game decided to bombard me with confusing, trippy moving images. It didn't take long until I got a headache and eventually I couldn't progress at all anymore without triggering a seizure. And I didn't even know I had photosensitivity before this.

I will be recommending it, but only to people who are okay with the game just being a journey, or those who are resistant to nauseating movements and flickering lights.

It's a fantastic game that would've been a 10/10 if I had been able to get through to the ending. If you have photosensitivity, don't buy this. If you don't, you should probably buy it as the journey alone was worth the price tag to me, just a shame I couldn't get the satisfaction of seeing it through to the end. But do tell me if you enjoyed the ending :)
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Verfasst: 12.12.21 19:49
its pretty good
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Verfasst: 25.12.21 01:18
the best puzzle game I have EVER played
addicing, easy to learn hard to master, fun, gorgeous world

AVOID SPOILERS AT ALL COSTS
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Verfasst: 12.12.21 04:57
One of the most relaxing yet challenging games I have played. The art style has me wishing I could explore the island for myself.
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Verfasst: 21.12.21 05:08
This game drives me CRAZY but you feel like an absolute genius when you finally figure out each puzzle's solution. Don't buy this if you aren't prepared to use EVERY. SQUARE. INCH. of your brain. Beautiful, bright, and imaginative environments make the exploration element of this game a huge driving factor. No better feeling than the satisfaction of a puzzle mechanic clicking in your mind and then everything makes sense! Fabulous game design for how they guide you to the solution: by teaching you a new mechanic through progressively more and more difficult puzzles. Guys, I'm hooked. Absolutely 100% -ing this game
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Verfasst: 31.12.21 09:53
I enjoyed some of the puzzles, but I didn't enjoy wandering around just to find the meaning of a given symbol or what it means when a symbol is slanted to the side. I might be missing something, but the game loop I fell into was looking around to find the trick for a given puzzle set and then solving it. When I didn't know the trick, I just wandered around some more to find it. Rinse and repeat. For some puzzles I found the clues or tutorial puzzles and others I have no idea what they mean. It was more tedious than interesting.
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Verfasst: 21.12.21 17:32
The way the game creates and introduces you to a new set of rules for each area, is fantastic, you really feel like you've figured it all out on your own. Then remixing combining these rules, really makes what seems at first to be a game about fairly simple line puzzles incredibly complex. When you add in the fact that the world itself has puzzles hidden LITERALLY EVERYWHERE, you could easily sink the rest of your life (and sanity) into trying to 100% this game. Fantastic 10/10
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Verfasst: 27.01.22 20:11
You can not jump in this game.
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Verfasst: 28.01.22 16:32
Oddly, I hadn't written a review for The Witness. Hunh. Anyway, it's an open world puzzle game. Lots of exploration, lots and LOTS of puzzles, and a sense of achievement that I've never before reached in a video game. There's an entire second game within the main adventure: hidden objects and patterns. Damn, this game is amazing.
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Verfasst: 11.01.22 07:13
This game challenged my mind like no other. I had to constantly be aware of everything around me in order to figure out the puzzles. The ending had me in awe. It was beautiful and interesting. By far, my favorite game.
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i like to draw lines
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Verfasst: 23.01.22 01:28
This is the first ever review I'm writing for a game because this game is incredible. For one simple reason. It makes you think. It makes you think, but there's also this overarching story that you will see... if you want to see it. The game has meaning as long as you give meaning to the game.

Don't get me wrong. It's strictly a puzzle game. But the world, the small pieces of dialogue you get, the ways it forces you to think in, and those AHA moments. They're all AMAZING. Haven't 100%'d it yet, but I'm on my way, and trust me I'll take as long as I need to complete this masterpiece.

Play at your own risk. You may lose sanity if you're as hardcore as me in trying to solve everything by yourself.
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Verfasst: 19.01.22 14:57
A very beautiful game with some incredibly tough puzzles. I first didn't like the game at all because the puzzles felt very repetitive. But once you've played long enough you start to grow onto the game. You'll start to enjoy the challenge. Some of the puzzle mechanics do require you to somewhat rewire your brain if you don't think a certain way which makes those mechanics very hard to complete. Let's say that I definitely had to use a guide on some puzzles.
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O------
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Verfasst: 28.01.22 12:28
Pure puzzle solving game, in a colorful dreamy landscape. Puzzles are quite difficult, it took me a few tries and hours to solve some of them.
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Verfasst: 28.01.22 02:38
Good brain game.
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Verfasst: 11.01.22 03:43
This is the best puzzle game of all time. Seriously. You should buy it.
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Verfasst: 27.02.22 13:34
The Witness is a game where you are thrown into a beautiful world of wonder without any explanation other than how to control your movement and how to use your mouse on the puzzles.

It's a game of puzzles that leave you scratching your head more than once, some may take you ages to figure out and some you get done quite fast. The game uses it's environment, among other things, to bring you these puzzles and it uses clever ways for solutions all the way to the end.

Whenever it gets too tough or even boring, you can just walk away and come back later! It's genius how you can just leave and visit another area to clear your mind, then come back to where you were stuck last time and figure it out finally with a clear mind.

The Witness is certainly an experience. A unique and refreshing one. If you're a fan of abstract puzzles and problem solving, there's much to love here, as I certainly enjoyed it. I just caution that a lot of what makes this game satisfying comes from your interpretation of it, not necessarily through the game itself.
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Verfasst: 23.02.22 13:02
Genius Game!
Stay at it, there's a lot more to discover then you think.
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Verfasst: 19.02.22 13:22
I've sunk countless hours into this game and I've enjoyed every second.

The puzzles are engaging, well designed and get progressively more difficult without ever being unreasonable.

For those who really like their puzzles, there are multiple layers to the game, waiting to be discovered.

I can't recommend it highly enough.
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Verfasst: 18.02.22 06:46
[h1]Pretentious. Tedious. Work of Art.[/h1]

Very unique fusion between a first-person puzzler and walking simulator with profound rewards and secrets for the patiently persistent. Designed by the creator one of the most influential indie game over the course of 7 years. Product of single person vision, passion and - all his Braid money. Pretty brave and commendable when taking into account The Witness development journey. Closest gameplay comparison I can muster from memory is Antichamber, another great indie title. Both share emphasis on puzzles, minimalism, mysticism, pacifism and chill exploration.

First thing to note is absolute minimalism. No UI, no HUD, no weapons nor enemies, only WASD and 2-button mouse. That's it. Just you and puzzle filled island and a beautiful one at that. At least that's what most players will ever see.

Island is decently sized with 11 small sections (biomes) featuring own visuals and sets of puzzles to solve. Majority of which are square shaped panels with chess-like line grid pattern making up 4x4 (more or less) squares. The object is to draw a pattern between two marked points following a set of gradually introduced rules. With difficulty sharply increasing to convey advanced solving methods. As a puzzle enthusiast since early age I can atest difficulty slope is perfect. With over 500 puzzles and enough solving technique variations they personally never became repetitive. Some are truly devious but in a genius kind of way.

Starting section doubles as tutorial area to familiarize you with initial solving techniques. Some puzzles activate various nearby mechanisms or simply unlock a path forward, both of which usually lead to next set of puzzles or just open previously gated off shortcut for a return trip. Player is free to move around the whole island and reach each section right from the start but progressing further into it is typically locked until few puzzles are solved. New sections introduce new rules and some sections may include multiple rules combined making them a fair bit harder.

Particularly liked when there was a twist to what I thought was an established rule and there was no 2nd guessing it. Forest shadows are my favorite because there I learned how to solve seemingly easy, then unsolvable, then ingenious mirror puzzle in earlier section (twisted poles holding puzzle panels). There are many similar examples which every puzzle solver will appreciate and admire. There was 1 poorly executed introduction rule (negative tetris) where game skipped a step and I wasn't the only one who noticed that. And another with broken sound pattern recognition. 2 outta that many ain't half bad though.

Sooner or later with all the clicking and dragging you are bound to miss-click on background environment and then something will happen... You won't get it at first but when eventually you do it will will become one of the greatest moments of your gaming life (couple of mine > Deus EX: HR - first Hengsha visit cutscene; X-PirateZ MOD - reaching 1% research progress). From that point on you will become consumed with appreciation for newfound complexity and beauty that was hidden in plain sight since the very start. Masterpiece worthy were it not for some serious drawbacks so Art will have to do.

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Before long you'll start finding these phone sized audio logs hidden around the place. It wont take many to trigger the first irritation. It so happens they contain quotes by famous or deemed important people by the authors, carrying minute long deep philosophical messages that are difficult to understand by themselves let alone in game context. Forget making any sense of them during gameplay, after you finish, or anywhere in between. Feels like devs wanted to artificially elevate the game to some envisioned peak and saw these intellectual dumps as a way to do it. Funny thing is they aren't even related to any puzzle or progress in general.
What is most curios is in end-game you'll discover 'normal' audio logs where this very situation is discussed by two unknown individuals. Probably a metaphor of devs own discussion before they decided to drop nonsensical philosophical ramblings all over and problems it may cause for players. They even cover possible negative outcome of this (like me writing about it just now) so they were fully aware of it but did it anyways. And for what? So much more could have been done, like filling them with actual relevant background story pieces that are chronically lacking for motivational purposes of average Joe gamer. Undesired result is pompous mumbo jumbo that should have stayed in academic literature.

Similar but worse goes for a hidden movie collection, only they are related to puzzles just not in a way that first comes to mind. Perhaps earlier success got to dev's head so he believed games are a fit medium for more than they can realistically handle. Maybe long development cycle got the whole team so deep into the rabbit hole the messages only made sense in their little circle with context no one outside that room will ever understand. Totally misplaced effort about enlightening the playerbase.

Minimalism is also responsible for absence of vital QoL:
  • Transport - No fast travel. The island isn't that large as two furthermost points are 3 minutes apart but some puzzles may require revisits to areas were the rule was introduced in order to re-familiarize (especially if one had a break from the game). Traveling over same old paths is when things get tedious. Could've been avoided with simple menu illustrations explaining various rules that would unlock after you had already solved them. Adding fast travel mark once laser is unboxed for example.
  • Dynamic in-game map - With your position and orientation marked. Should have been allowed to carry that Boat map.
  • Puzzle progress tracker and rudimentary reward system - Something for our trouble. There is no comprehensive way to track your progress in one organized list nor completion check marks. Players need their carrots especially in games like these. There exists one ingenious as it is unwieldy to use place, of which I only learned during my 2nd playthrough and a YT video. It can indeed be useful - for those autistic savants who manage to connect the dots about landmark's additional purpose.
  • No run toggle button - FU. Just F U...


Minor source of irritation is save handling. Basically game auto-saves when it feels like it and when you exit. No manual saves but at least there are multiple slots so by the end you will have around a dozen. Needlessly took away from preservation of many cherished moments.

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Game looks and sounds flawlessly, no effort was spared there. No music to speak of but plenty ambient sounds (required for handful of puzzles), more than enough to convey its mystic atmosphere. Cost of visual richness is unusually high VRAM requirement, breaking regular 4:1 RAM/VRAM ratio. Unusual since my old laptop can run everything on High except texture quality which had to be Low (or suffer suicidally atrocious texture streaming) while every other demanding game is polar opposite.

For a seasoned puzzle enthusiast this is a masterpiece not to be missed. I reveled for two weeks in my first playthrough (when it was given away by Epic nearly 3 years ago) solving and discovering all but handful of late game puzzles by myself. Highly recommend while also advising against guide usage for as long patience permits - it's worth the trouble.

On this second playthrough though, knowing what I know now, with the veil of magic ingredient lifted, I can understand some common criticism. It's defo not for everyone. You simply must be of the patient curious puzzle solver kind because if you are not I can't see this game turning you into one.
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Verfasst: 16.03.22 17:28
If you're in Mensa and want to feel like an idiot for once in your life, this is the ticket.
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Verfasst: 12.03.22 21:25
Maddening yet utterly compelling.

Still one of the best and most original puzzle games I've come across. It will make want to tear your hair out at times, and there are several moments where you will probably curse the name of the designers, but it never stops being compelling. While many of the puzzles are difficult (and some of them are *really* hard), they are never impossible. The information the player needs to solve them (albeit in a form that you need to figure out rather than just being spelled out for you) is always there.

The overall level design makes it a fantastically immersive experience to play. The sound design has to get a big shout out there as it plays a big part in it - especially as there is no background music. Aside from just being immersive, it's also really rather pretty and doesn't really feel dated at all to me for all it's six years old now.

Not many puzzle games tend to have great replay value, but this is one I keep picking up now and then to see if I can find anything I've missed and because just wandering around on the island the created put together is just pleasant.
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Verfasst: 08.03.22 08:35
I can't think of another game that simultaneously values and also actively wastes your time as much as this game does.

Although I would certainly say that this is a punishing and challenging game (you get absolutely no hints as all as to what is going on story or gameplay-wise, there will be NO hand-holding here), I wouldn't say that the game is knowingly taking delight in your frustration in the same way that other games like Pathologic or Dark Souls do, but is instead trying to instill within you the main message of patience, because in reality, trial and error is not going to get you very far in this game (especially in the later sections), you certainly can't brute force your way past it like you can those two previously mentioned games. The only way the game will allow you to proceed is to just stop for a second, and to take your time. In today's modern climate of video games, where advancing technology allows for more and more spectacle and setpieces, it's nice to have a video game just sit you down and tell you to shut the fuck up as it forces you to draw lines over and over and over again.

Thanks for humbling me Witness, I ultimately do appreciate the torment you put me through.
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Verfasst: 08.03.22 08:04
I wouldn't call this title a game. It's closer to a meditative and cognitive simulation. It's beautiful. It challenges your logical reasoning. It forces critical thinking.

I recommend to causally play 1 hour at a time. It's incredibly engaging in chunks. Not something I'd try to finish in one go.
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Verfasst: 08.04.22 16:04
Apart from the beauty of the island, this game really wasn't for me at all. I picked it up as I saw it described as a mysterious, chilled out puzzle game. I should have done some more research because I didn't enjoy it at all. All of the puzzles are the same - tracing a path from a start point to an exit point. The theme of the puzzles changes, for example sometimes you need to draw over shadows, separate shapes, or collect tokens etc, but that is it for variety, you're still doing the same thing over and over again. Now for the story. You wake up with no recollection of who you are or how you got there, according to the game's summary. You will finish the game more confused then when you started. There is no story. There are weird tapes to listen to, that make no sense whatsoever. It's like listening to clips of a BBC science show released in the 70s. There are a few videos in the game too. More wtf 70s BBC moments. I think it's fair to say I just didn't 'get' this game. It's way too abstract, boring and 'sci-fi' for my tastes. I wanted a relaxing, story-rich mystery filled with a variety of puzzles to solve... this just wasn't it.
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1047 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 01.04.22 03:24
Do you like swearing at puzzles until your brain overheats and somewhere in the meltdown you figure out what you need to do and experience a moment of profound satisfaction? This is the game for you,
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1851 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15.04.22 23:26
Honestly just great game
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2587 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21.04.22 15:59
Simply mind blowing. One of the most fun 1st person puzzle games i've played in awhile... probably better than Portal series and Talos Principle... love the graphic... there's no music in the game due to some puzzles are sound puzzle and require the player to focus on the sound, but it weirdly fits the game's atmosphere well with only ambient sound... really, it's one of those games that i can hardly find any bad stuffs to say... totally recommended for puzzle lover!

And pretty much like Talos Principle, other than the already fun puzzles that we are meant to play and solve, there's also a bunch of hidden puzzle that are meant to be secret easter eggs of the game and has nothing to do with the game clear. The fun part comes to finding them, like Talos Principle, these adds to the fun and extra game time of the game, and really, some of these are brilliantly hidden that well, when we found them, the reward is the satisfaction of finding them... for advanced puzzle lover, really, do spend some time finding them, it's worth the trouble! :3 Saw a weird pattern in the flowers? or in the sky? or when you are at a special location aligning everything and it turned into a puzzle line? Wait no longer, interact with it as you normally would with a puzzle in the game and you're in for a surprise! :3 (P/S: you really need to do the environmental puzzle to some extension to finally understand what it means in the secret ending)

Also, this game supports Ansel, so if you're a snapshot enthusiast, you will love that feature! Especially if you enjoy visiting mirror house/perspective art gallery/mad house etc... this game has an whole island size of these stuffs... simply mind blowing.
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13 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28.03.22 05:44
It's a fun game!
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1235 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25.04.22 22:28
holy shit amazing game
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2723 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23.04.22 06:26
A puzzler in the most singular way, made by one of the best puzzle designers ever. It is absolute puzzling gold.
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2636 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22.04.22 15:33
One of the best puzzle games I have ever played. The magical moment when the unclear becomes clear hits and hits and really compelled me to do all of it and still want more. Only catch is, if you don't like the base premise idea of lines, mazes and similar puzzles, then this will not be the game for you.

9/10
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Release:26.01.2016 Genre: Adventure Entwickler: Thekla, Inc. Publisher: Thekla, Inc. Engine:keine Infos Kopierschutz:keine Infos Franchise:keine Infos
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