has been a long time since the release of the genius game Braid, and since then
everyone has been waiting for the new talent behind that game. We finally got
there, and The Witness came out, and it looks weird in every way. The game is
an open world, and you are immersed in it from a first-person perspective,
although the player in it does not have any weapon or performance, unlike what
is known from games of this type. The reason is that the whole game is a very
deep puzzle game!
puzzles of the game depend mainly on connecting two points to each other, and
this is what will happen at first. Then, later, additional conditions and laws
are added that make the puzzle not as easy as one might expect to connect a
line between two points. But the real genius in the game lies in the way the
puzzles are presented, as you will find on the way and at the beginning some puzzles
that you will not understand how to solve except with luck on the first try.
game depends on the method of exploration and learning, as it requires you to
analyze the environment around you accurately, in order to find some tips and
training puzzles to learn how to overcome the obstacles that await you. If you
want to know more about it in a live example from the beginning of the game and
it will not burn you anything, then watch our review in the following video.
makes the game more fun than any other puzzle game is its world. In the game,
you are located on a small island, and everything you see can be accessed. You
can walk through the game sequences differently than any other player. Each
area in the game contains a different set of puzzles and great ideas. Also,
there is an overlap between the game areas, and you are involved in some
puzzles and ideas. And for those who love to explore, you will find here some
secrets and interesting places, and some audio files that will involve you more
in the hidden story of the game.
Perhaps The Witness's only problem is that some of the puzzles will require deep thinking outside the box to solve them and with that patience from the player, and some of them depend on memory more than intelligence. But in general, the game is very fun, and one of the games that you may have to play intermittently because it requires you to fully focus while thinking. The game really reminds me of the other genius Portal, in how to deal with the environment and leave it up to the player to discover and learn. Without a doubt, one of the best games released this year.