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Review of The Talos Principle by charmer

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Rating by charmer posted on Jan 11, 2015 | edit | delete


Philosofical sci-fi puzzler with a surprisingly complex story


The Talos Principle (TTP) stands on the shoulders of giants. Among those being Portal, Myst, and Antichamber. That’s not to say TTP does not bring its own stock of new ideas to the table. Discovery in TTP plays a major role so the less details you know in advance, the better. Enter the world of impeccable visuals, music, and voice acting; the world full of ingenious 2D and 3D puzzles; the world with a mysterious story only revealed to you in glimpses if you care to follow them; the world of thought-provoking philosophical undertones so rare in video games; the world with tons of secrets, extra content, and Easter eggs; and finally, the world when you don’t need guns and weapons to make progress. Even if you are not a completionist, TTP will provide you with around 20 hours of gameplay. The game is extremely polished, well-tested, and rewarding and satisfying to play. I would not expect such a gem coming from the creators of Serious Frikkin’ Sam :-) This is a complete paradigm shift and I’m very glad Croteam took this turn to expand their horizons - and everyone else’s.


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Time Played: Over 20 hours
Difficulty: Just Right

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