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Talos Principle: mind-boggling puzzle game

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The Talos Principle is a philosophical first-person puzzle game where you are required to solve complex puzzles woven into a metaphysical parable about intelligence and meaning in a doomed world.

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Developed by Croteam, published by Devolver Digital and just released 2 weeks ago, the story picks up as if you had just awaken from a deep sleep and 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 am I? What is my purpose here? And what am I going to do about it?

You have to overcome more than 120 immersive puzzles in a stunningly beautiful open world where you can divert drones, manipulate laser beams and even replicate time to prove your worth with an eye to find a way out of this place. It is a world where you can explore a story about humanity, technology and civilization.

You will have to uncover clues, devise theories and make up your own mind on what to do next. Talos Principle lets you choose your own path through the game's non-linear world and to solve puzzles with your own way.

But keep in mind that all your choices have consequences and there is always somebody who is watching over you.

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It is definitely one of the smartest puzzle games that you will ever get to play. This is not a puzzle game where reflexes are important; the placement of items, using all your tools efficiently and remembering previous solutions is crucial.

Puzzle devices are excellent, anywhere from the laser prisms to the record function.

You will have to move the usual boxes, deploy jammers, connect laser beams, avoid mines and float into the air with grace. The record function is worth noting, as it allows you to interact with your previous actions to solve puzzles in real time.

Watching your old self falter and syncing moves with this recording is something we’ve never seen before. It is rare to see a game that builds healthy mechanics and deploy them in such a clever way, but The Talos Principle does it with absolute elegance.

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Talos Principle features puzzle games that are very challenging and you have to be at your wits end to be able to solve the more difficult ones. Cracking your head is normal in this instance but sooner or later, you should be able to see the light and solve the problems at hand.

You will be able to enjoy the game more if you’re into slower-paced games and taking a break from the fast and furious action games that are flooding the market, so the turn of pace is very convenient indeedn.

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