• The Witness - Explore an abandoned island
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[t]http://i.imgur.com/QIClVX6.jpg[/t] [b]What is The Witness?[/b] The Witness is a first-person puzzle game developed by Jonathan Blow, creator of Braid. The game has been in development since 2009, and Blow claims he's spent all of the money he made on Braid for this. The player explores an open-world island filled with simple maze puzzles that become increasingly sophisticated as the game goes on. It is heavily inspired by Myst. The game aims to hold the player's hand as little as possible - no tutorials, tips, or hints. [b]How long is the game?[/b] The game has over 600 puzzles, although they aren't all required to complete the game. Jonathan Blow estimates that it will take the average player over 70 hours to get 100% completion. His 100% speedrun of the game took him 7 hours. [b]On what platforms will The Witness be released?[/b] PS4 and PC at launch, with iOS at a later date. Other platforms are also a possibility in the future. [b]How much will it cost?[/b] The game will cost $39.99 / €36.99 / £29.99 on PC and PSN. [b]When is it out?[/b] January 26. Next week! Videos: [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Brd0F7rlXCI[/media] [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgSL54NAT5Q[/media] [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZbRBen7rCc[/media] Screenshots: [t]http://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/210970/ss_fabb0939200a1f2bbb40b775c8e07645f21dc44a.1920x1080.jpg[/t][t]http://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/210970/ss_05033717114ac8a697fbf45c149d26bb1cfc6893.1920x1080.jpg[/t] [t]http://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/210970/ss_9c73ac83c8acfb69db6166f239fdba2ffa099b32.1920x1080.jpg[/t][t]http://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/210970/ss_583fdbf6aa66a179d60a2261bab7b10c102e36e8.1920x1080.jpg[/t] [url=http://the-witness.net/news/]Dev Blog[/url] [url=http://store.steampowered.com/app/210970/]Steam page[/url]
GAME'S OUT IN 2 DAYS, REVIEW EMBARGO IS UP TOMORROW, WHO'S EXCITED???? Here's a picture of Jonathan Blow's urine to pass the time! [media]https://twitter.com/Jonathan_Blow/status/690327260109283328[/media]
[QUOTE=Swiket;49597261]GAME'S OUT IN 2 DAYS, REVIEW EMBARGO IS UP TOMORROW, WHO'S EXCITED???? Here's a picture of Jonathan Blow's urine to pass the time! [media]https://twitter.com/Jonathan_Blow/status/690327260109283328[/media][/QUOTE] what the fuck, why did he post that?
[QUOTE=Oicani Gonzales;49597589]what the fuck, why did he post that?[/QUOTE] Letting his fans know how dedicated he is to this game. We got a 10/10 on the way, folks.
[QUOTE=Swiket;49597261] [media]https://twitter.com/Jonathan_Blow/status/690327260109283328[/media][/QUOTE] Does not show dick 0/10
I actually cared for a bit until I read that it was going to be $39.99 l m a o
[QUOTE=gk99;49597709]I actually cared for a bit until I read that it was going to be $39.99 l m a o[/QUOTE] What's wrong with that? If what they're saying about the game's content is true, that's more than enough to justify a $40 price point. I can understand why you'd be hesitant when the game even isn't out yet but I'm personally on board because it sounds like I'll get more out of this game than some $60 AAA games. The Talos Principle is a similar game and that was $40 as well. Portal 2 was $50 on PC and $60 on consoles.
That particular screenshot of the island really reminds me of Myst, it gives off a strong vibe.
[QUOTE=Swiket;49597753]What's wrong with that? If what they're saying about the game's content is true, that's more than enough to justify a $40 price point. I can understand why you'd be hesitant when the game even isn't out yet but I'm personally on board because it sounds like I'll get more out of this game than some $60 AAA games. The Talos Principle is a similar game and that was $40 as well. Portal 2 was $50 on PC and $60 on consoles.[/QUOTE] And I've got 0 hours in TTP, and a measly 29 hours in Portal 2. The thing about Puzzle games is that once I finish them, I feel like there's less reason to replay them instead of even replaying a different game. They stop being puzzles after you finish them. After that, it's just methodically doing things to progress because you already know what to do. In other games, you can make up shit to do like "only use X" or something else. Like, for example, the various character builds in Bethesda games. You can go melee only, you can be stealthy, you can be ranged, you can be a pyro, etc. Hell, even in a linear game like HL2, you can do some shit like a crowbar only run or, if you're on PC, other one-weapon runs without worrying about ammo, etc. In a puzzle game, those sorts of things aren't exactly things you can do. I guess if you believe in "a dollar an hour" then sure, this game might be for you, considering Blow's speedrun took 7 hours, but I'm more partial to "if I pay $40 for something I'd better be somewhere in the hundreds of hours for this to be a good purchase" and I don't see myself replaying this due to its nature as a puzzle game. I suppose you're right, to many people a $40 price point can definitely be justified for this, but not for me personally.
Looks like the embargoes expired, mostly positive reviews across the board. I'm intrigued, I wonder if I'm fit for this game's philosophical theme and design.
Artstyle is wonderful but gameplay sounds meh to me. I hate puzzles and usually skip them with the power of google in games that shoehorn them on me.
[QUOTE=Kurnuttaja;49604285]Artstyle is wonderful but gameplay sounds meh to me. I hate puzzles and usually skip them with the power of google in games that shoehorn them on me.[/QUOTE] Well, it's a puzzle game so I don't know what else you're expecting.
With all the good reviews, I'm really debating ordering this tonight. I've been interested in the game since it was announced and been on the fence.
Giant Bomb quick look: [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Dx4PAf63lw[/media]
I watched that Quick Look, and the part of me that misses Myst/Riven/Uru got twinged. Had to buy it just because of that, really. Now I've got 2.8GB left in the download.
Anyone know the solution to the first puzzle in the desert temple..?? The wheel looking thing?
I've played the first hour of it, just activated the first laser, and it's pretty awesome so far. I really like how the panels slowly ease you into concepts before ramping up the challenge. [editline]26th January 2016[/editline] And the game looks beautiful. Runs good on PS4, looks like a constant 60 FPS.
So, I'm assuming that every new maze element has the same kind of basic introduction like the black and white cubes do at the start. If so, where is the place that introduces you to how those tetris-like shapes work? [editline]26th January 2016[/editline] Nvm found it [editline]26th January 2016[/editline] How the hell do you do this puzzle? [url]https://i.gyazo.com/b03959c933c6aa603942567cc79e90b7.png[/url] The way in the picture should work but it just doesn't accept it for some reason.
Found the ending already: [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yMw0l26Jvs[/media]
[QUOTE=Fawkbawkz;49612881]Found the ending already: [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yMw0l26Jvs[/url][/QUOTE] That's pretty fucking cool for a secret.
Yeah, the desert temple is impossible to do for me. Shadows aren't working on my AMD card (Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC), so it's literally not possible to find the solution. Great one day fuck-up.
[QUOTE=simkas;49604301]Well, it's a puzzle game so I don't know what else you're expecting.[/QUOTE] Nothing, it just looks good visually but I wont buy it just for the grafix.
This will also support VR headsets (with the exception of the PSVR). Going to wait till March to play it in the Rift.
I am completely stumped on this one, been at it for like an hour and I just cannot figure it out: [img]https://i.gyazo.com/506c8cfc1fdc23e0c1f16ddc23aa25af.png[/img]
This game looks good but I'm not crazy for games like this. I might buy it if it goes on sale. Visually, the game looks amazing
Lol Fez is a daily deal today.
Holy christ, the castle super puzzle has me stumped. Not the hedge maze one - I got that - but the other. Some of the shapes it's asking for seem impossible. Hell, now that I've found the shapes tutorial some of the tutorial ones seem impossible. 4 lasers in and I'm already getting rocked. EDIT: As soon as I post that, I get an answer that doesn't seem right but is. Frustrating, but at least the others afterward made sense. EDIT2: After going back to it, it's straight up a bugged solution. Disappointing for a tutorial section. EDIT3: Disregard that, I'm an idiot. Boy this is going to be a rough game.
So far I've activated three lasers ("symmetry" area, the desert ruins, and the grass mazes. The other areas seem goddamn hard.
Holy shit I just discovered what the hexagonal room underneath the windmill is for. Whoa.
[QUOTE=Swiket;49614691]So far I've activated three lasers ("symmetry" area, the desert ruins, and the grass mazes. The other areas seem goddamn hard.[/QUOTE] I took a quick look-around the desert ruins and didn't know what the fuck was up, so I went exploring. I ended up in the grass mazes and am now stuck on the very last one. I'm calling it a night there. This game is visually pleasing, and the puzzles make you feel great when you figure them out after review.
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