Video Games

Impressions: The Witness

The Witness is receiving rave reviews from every outlet that reviews video games right now. Personally, I’m experiencing a lot of frustration because after the first dozen puzzles I find the game impenetrable. This is likely more a commentary on my intelligence than it is on the game’s design, but I made a video of myself trying to solve an early puzzle and maybe you can see for yourself. I’m sure I’ll look at this video later and cringe at my inability to overcome a simple puzzle, but for now it’s completely beyond me.

Just so we’re clear, this isn’t meant to be a “review” of the game. I would never review a game that I’ve only played one tenth of the content. However, I do think it’s fair to say my experience with the game so far would lead me to say I can’t recommend it, because it hasn’t been a very positive experience so far. I won’t say that’s my final opinion on the game, because I intend to spend more time with it, but that’s where I’m at right now. Check out the video for a more nuanced opinion.

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