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The Talos Principle

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Genre: Adventure, Indie, Puzzle

Platforms: Mac, Linux, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Android

Versions: See 2 more versions of this game

The Talos Principle is a philosophical first-person puzzle game from Croteam, the creators of the legendary Serious Sam series, written by Tom Jubert (FTL, The Swapper) and Jonas Kyratzes (The Sea Will Claim Everything).

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Zerotan
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Talos Principle is many things, but not terribly cohesive or intelligent. It is perhaps unfair to judge it by its peers but it is the best I can describe. It is Portal without humour. It is a flash (or Two Tribes, or ) puzzle game with high production value and cost to match. It is Serious Sam wihtout cathartic destruction It is fairly difficult, but only because it's not intuitive. It has some tired puzzle concepts, some interesting ones, but ... Read More

Positive points
Pretty - for a puzzle game
Tricky - core puzzles are intricate, and the star puzzles are deliberately mind-bending.
Evident amount of playtesting prevents most exploits.
Negative points
Samey puzzle mechanics
Reading flavour text
I didn't feel invested or engaged
Star puzzles often convoluted

Storyline

As if awakening from a deep sleep, you find yourself in a strange, contradictory world of ancient ruins and advanced technology. Tasked by your creator with solving a series of increasingly complex puzzles, you must decide whether to have faith, or to ask the difficult questions: Who are you? What is your purpose And what are you going to do about it?