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  • Summary: 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).

    As if awakening from a deep sleep, you find yourself in a strange,
    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).

    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?
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  1. Sep 28, 2018
    73
    Varied and effective puzzle game, which ends up being victim of its own ambition. Too long and somewhat presumptuous, it will work for fans of the genre.
  2. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Nov 21, 2018
    70
    Challenging puzzling with a beautiful backdrop. Certainly worth a quiet peruse. [Dec 2018, p.84]
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  1. Sep 20, 2018
    9
    This game took forever to come to Xbox but was so worth the wait. It is beautiful to look at and so much fun to play. It is jam packed withThis game took forever to come to Xbox but was so worth the wait. It is beautiful to look at and so much fun to play. It is jam packed with Easter eggs and even though most of them don't effect your progress in the game there are a couple that you must find to get all the achievements. This might be the best puzzle game since Portal and although not quite as unique and charming as that game it comes very close. I couldn't stop thinking about how to solve the puzzles even when I wasn't playing. Absolutely worth every penny. Awesome game with a great story and excellent voice acting and music. Expand
  2. Sep 4, 2018
    9
    Each puzzle in the game plays an integral part when it comes to the story and I was very impressed with how elaborate and unique each puzzleEach puzzle in the game plays an integral part when it comes to the story and I was very impressed with how elaborate and unique each puzzle was. The story is very good and it did a very good job of keeping me interested throughout my time with the game. I really enjoyed the presentation side of the game because both the visuals and sound design do a great job of bringing certain elements to life.
    There are some interesting and unique mechanics the game introduces to you and this does in the end keep the game fresh at all times. The world in which the game takes place is stunning and each different area has detail that makes exploring the world very rewarding. From time to time the game suffers with a few technichal issues and these issues can bring the immersion levels down a little bit.
    At the start the game is a little on the slow side and it does take a bit to get into, but I recommend profusely that you carry on. Does The Talon Principle do enough to get a recommendation from me? The Talon Principle is a game that I’ve wanted for a very long time and thankfully its finally made its way to the Xbox One. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this game and it’s clear to see why because as far as puzzle game’s go it’s without a doubt one of the best game’s I’ve ever played in this genre. The puzzles which are obviously the main aspect in this game are absolutely perfect and taking part in them always felt rewarding because of this. There’s also a perfect story that accompanies these excellent puzzles and to say that the story kept me interested throughout my time with the game would be a massive understatement. As far as problems go The Talos Principle doesn’t suffer with too many at all and my only real gripe was a few technichal issues the game suffers with. That being said these issues weren’t too profound and I was easily able to look past them because the game just has so much beauty in all areas and if you have any interest in puzzle game’s at all then this game is an absolute must buy.
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