The Talos Principle: Impressions

The Talos Principle is a philosophical first person puzzler. You'll be exploring gorgeous environments as you solve puzzle to puzzle, so you can collect pieces to complete other puzzles! While you tickle your brain, the game slowly unfolds a loose narrative that explores themes of the self, and the existential. Philosophy majors, this game is practically made for you!

Though it all could sound slightly pretentious, the creatively designed puzzles that seems to hit just the right mark in difficulty and satisfaction, that I think even the most modest of puzzle players (like myself) can find a lot of enjoyment from The Talos Principle. If you're not into heavy philosophical themes, the good news is the gameplay is more than enough as the focal point.

The Talos principle also features some of the best graphics I've seen this year in games. Not only are the texture, model, and lighting quality expertly crafted, but the design, the idea of mixing multiple timeline motifs, is equally worth praising. Those who enjoy a great sound track from their games won't be disappointed here either.

To be honest, I have a hard time coming up with a negative for this game. I am really enjoying it so far, and I find most every aspect of it very satisfying. I think the only thing that might be keeping some potential players away is the price point. $40 is defiantly a higher end price point for what a lot consider and indie game. I don't agree with the notion that indie games need to be set at a lower price point, but I am also aware it does exists. What I will say is that the game has a presentation quality that in my opinion, is on the same level as many AAA games, while retaining that creative freedom that indie games have come to be known for.

Pros:
- Creative and satisfying puzzles
- Gorgeous art and design
- Great OST
- Intrigueing narrative

Cons:
- Might be pricey for some

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