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The Witness

The Witness

  • Publisher
    Thekla, Inc
  • Developer
    Thekla, Inc
  • Release date
    26 Jan 2016

You wake up ... alone ... on a bizarre island brimming with puzzles that will challenge and shock you, you can't recollect what your identity is or how you arrived. Be that as it may, there is one thing you can do: You can investigate the island, wanting to discover hints, recapture your memory, and by one way or another discover a way home. "The Witness" is a solitary player game in an open world with many areas, to investigate and with more than 500 riddles. This game regards you as a smart player and treats your time as something exceptionally valuable. Nothing fills in as filler. Each puzzle carries another and one of a kind plan to the blend. What you get is a game loaded with thoughts.

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AGM score 95%
IGN 10
GameSpot 9
bink video
useable vehicles
polygonal 3d
digital distribution
single-player only
puzzle game
steam achievements
time limit
the locked door
game reference
voice acting
palette swap
stat tracking
first-person perspective
secret area
interactive credits
multiple endings
no hud
environmental puzzles
the game awards 2016
the game awards nominee 2016
palm tree
shipping container
confirm menu choices
pax prime 2010
pop culture reference
lily pad
gramophone record
simon says
procedural generation
light puzzles
full motion video
perspective puzzle
office chair
file cabinet
light up crosshair
energy force shield
audio logs
improvised bridge
inconvenient malfunction
concept art
famous quotes
playstation 4
the end is the beginning
puzzle solving
record player
puzzle games with stories
2" x 4''
best independent game: nominee - 2016 (the game awards)
first person adventure
closing after ending
first person puzzle
first person shadow
the witness
the witness game
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About The Witness

The Witness is released by Thekla, Inc in 26 Jan 2016. The game is designed by Thekla, Inc. The Witness is a typical representative of the Adventure genre. Playing The Witness is a pleasure. It does not matter whether it is the first or a millionth hour in Adventure, there will always be room for something new and interesting. Thrilling levels and gameplay The Witness will not leave anyone indifferent. The complexity of gameplay increases with each new level and does not let any player get bored.

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The Witness is versatile and does not stand still, but it is never too late to start playing. The game, like many Adventure games has a full immersion in gaming. AllGame staff continues to play it.

The Witness is perfect for playing alone or with friends.

At AllGame you can find reviews on The Witness, gameplay videos, screenshots of the game and other Adventure representatives.

The story

This section tells the history of the world of The Witness

You wake up, alone, on a strange island full of puzzles that will challenge and surprise you. You don't remember who you are, and you don't remember how you got here, but there's one thing you can do: explore the island in hope of discovering clues, regaining your memory, and somehow finding your way home. The Witness is a single-player game in an open world with dozens of locations to explore and over 500 puzzles. This game respects you as an intelligent player and it treats your time as precious. There's no filler; each of those puzzles brings its own new idea into the mix. So, this is a game full of ideas.

The Witness - Análisis

Author: Juan García
Date: 2020-07-30 22:20:40
The Witness is different from almost everything, while constantly reminding us of different video games, movies, books and other forms of entertainment. Sometimes he does it sideways, while other times his references are evident. For starters, the second complete creation by Jonathan Blow is presented as a first-person exploration and puzzle game that pays in part homage to Myst. Simple and direct, two mechanics just to keep in mind: discover and solve. Enough to sustain a game that lasts more than 20 hours? Yes and no.

Because after spending a whole weekend with him I still don't know if I hate The Witness or I love it. On the one hand, there are the moments of satiety when solving dozens of maze puzzles that gradually add new elements to the mix. On the other, I want to feel 'that' feeling again when I overcome them . That is one of the best kept secrets of this creation by Jonathan Blow, the feeling of accomplishment when overcoming a maze that you thought was impossible. When you finish a puzzle you feel almost almighty , at the height of the geniuses that appear in recorders and videos here and there. Because in The Witness there are no explanations of any kind, being we who interpret the tracks that the development team has been leaving. This is so with the puzzles, which teach us the secrets of their mechanics through practice, but also with history, which is discovered VERY little by little by solving more and more of the 650 mazes that have been included.

Everything starts simple, without explanations: a tunnel and the first contact with the mazes. Press the Square button and a dot appears on the screen. We press X and the point seems to want to highlight something. You just have to find a circle to highlight and start the magic of the mazes , the main mechanic used to advance The Witness. At first we will only have to find the exit, but things will gradually complicate themselves to unsuspected extremes: we will trace geometric shapes, we will have to go through different points, separate elements, look for symmetries ... We will even get to get inside the mazes ourselves! The variants are many, but even more so their combinations, making these simple mazes the main protagonists of the production . Sometimes we will finish up to our noses, without fully understanding the requirements of a puzzle, but at least we will have the possibility to continue exploring the island of The Witness.

Exploring the 10 zones the island is divided into is the other half of The Witness, which is an open world, but full of closed doors, which can only be unlocked by solving a puzzle. Of course, at first we can get there and try our luck, however, it is more than likely that we do not understand the mechanics of the solution, which will force us to go back and look for simpler puzzles in which we learn what to do with the mazes. However, after a few first hours in which the marked path is 'more or less' clear, we will be able to abandon the marked paths and discover the secrets of this island, walking through its beautiful forests, discovering landscapes and reaching places every more curious. It will be at this time when we begin to discover recorders with information, to ask what are those blackish totems that populate the island and to find the first environmental puzzles (Yes, the stage is also full of labyrinths).

In reality, The Witness manages to hook us with its proposal thanks to the feeling of continuous realization , and the possibility of leaving a puzzle too complicated and returning to solve it later, when we are fresh (it has happened to us that after multiple attempts with a puzzle we have left to play, to solve it the first time after turning on the console) . The game world is large and intricate , and it will take us a long time to discover all its areas, but even more so to unravel the many secrets it hides. By the time we know how to locate each of the areas, we will already be axes with the mazes, and we can afford to ask ourselves if The Witness has a history. And it has it, light, but complete. What's more, the game can be finished just by completing the main areas , and leaving hundreds of unsolved mazes, recorders without finding and videos without seeing. In that case we will feel powerful, but we will not understand too much, so we will want to go back and discover the rest of the subtleties that give meaning to the paranoia of The Witness. There are many, many hours of play (so many that we have not managed to find everything), which will take us to fully understand the plot of the proposal.

Also, everything in The Witness is geared towards focusing on puzzle solving. There is no music, the sound effects are not too frequent (although always correct) and the visual section exudes affection and variety, but without being overloaded or showing anything that should surprise us technically, to the point that we will notice a certain popping in the detail of elements of the landscape (which does not make us face a less beautiful game). It seems that Blow's intention was to leave us in front of an almost blank sheet of paper, only populated by labyrinths in the purest 'hobby book' style, while we stroll through an idyllic island. In this sense, The Witness is a success, as it offers something different that treats the player as an intelligent entity, rather than as a mere agent within the function that has been organized. It may be minimalist, yes. You may get tired and despair too. The Witness can even be blamed for being self-indulgent. However, while you play, you live on the island and you just want to solve 'that' puzzle more and discover the mystery behind it. A challenge at the height of the best minds, which also has an extraordinary design.

A game so different that we recommend playing it with a pencil and paper next to it.

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