Xero wrote on May 25, 2023, 10:51:
Talos Principle makes you feel like a genius after you solve a puzzle. Though then it makes you immediately feel like an idiot when you can't solve one, lol.
That pretty much sums it up. It's a game I hate to love, and I will buy this day one because I hate myself. One moment you're on a high after solving a difficult puzzle, then you want to uninstall it, then you figure it out and you're back on that high.
There was one puzzle that really made me hate myself though. It was pretty far into the game, and it had me really stumped. I had solved the main puzzle, but I was trying to get to the extra star. I could see (or I thought I could) what needed to be done, but couldn't figure out how to do it. I ended up skipping it, and finishing the section. I came back, but I was still stumped. I think it was the first time I moved on to another section without completing all the puzzles and extras.
After completing all of the puzzles, before moving on to the end, I went back to collect the extra stars I missed. I managed to get all but that one. I was still completely stumped. I finally put the game down for a few days, and when I came back, I saw the solution. It was so easy, I was just over thinking it. I really hated myself for not seeing it for so long. They did kind of trick you by throwing such an easy puzzle mixed in with some hard one, and on top of that they added a bunch of stuff you didn't need, and it fooled me.
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