The Witness - from the creator of Braid

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PostRe: The Witness - from the creator of Braid
by Lime » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:27 pm

The Witness is currently free on Epic Games Store.

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PostRe: The Witness - from the creator of Braid
by Jenuall » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:01 pm

I really wanted to play this when it came out but never got round to picking it up. Now that it is free I will absolutely be giving it a try!

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PostRe: The Witness - from the creator of Braid
by Ad7 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:02 pm

Jenuall wrote:I really wanted to play this when it came out but never got round to picking it up. Now that it is free I will absolutely be giving it a try!


One of the greatest games :wub:

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PostRe: The Witness - from the creator of Braid
by Jenuall » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:06 pm

Ad7 wrote:
Jenuall wrote:I really wanted to play this when it came out but never got round to picking it up. Now that it is free I will absolutely be giving it a try!


One of the greatest games :wub:

So I hear, can't wait! :toot:

I must admit that part of the reason I kept putting it off was that I was guilty of waiting for a price drop. :fp:

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PostRe: The Witness - from the creator of Braid
by jawafour » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:12 pm

It is a tremendous game... but, man, does it hurt your head! It's not the sort of game that you can play and then "take a long break" from; the lessons learnt and style of thought need to be applied pretty swiftly, I found. I've spent two long-ish sessions (a week or so each time) playing and it can deliver a feeling of success like no other game. At other times, it can drive you crazy :lol: .

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PostRe: The Witness - from the creator of Braid
by Lime » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:37 pm

I originally played it on PS4 - and left it alone for too long so forgot where I was up to. :simper:


I'll give it a go on PC - if my machine is up to it.... If not, I'll restart on PS4 sometime.


EDIT: PC seems OK - and this time.... I found the 'straight to credits' puzzle straight away. Must be because I know much more what I am looking for. Can you get out of the courtyard once you've activated that or do you have to restart? I couldn't get the gate puzzle to display, even though I opened all 3 'flaps'.

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PostRe: The Witness - from the creator of Braid
by Ad7 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:12 pm

You have to reload a save or start a new one. However when you reload a save It remembers you've done that puzzle and marks it off on the monolith.

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PostRe: The Witness - from the creator of Braid
by Lime » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:00 pm

Ad7 wrote:You have to reload a save or start a new one. However when you reload a save It remembers you've done that puzzle and marks it off on the monolith.


Thanks for this! Might restart the game on PS4 as my PC can only manage the lowest settings, and about 25fps.

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PostRe: The Witness - from the creator of Braid
by Jenuall » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:02 pm

Haven't had a chance to try this yet but I did get it downloaded last night so it is all ready for me!

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PostRe: The Witness - from the creator of Braid
by Ad7 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:37 pm

Not really witness related, but if you enjoy this I can highly reccomend 'The Talos Principle'. It's in kind of the same mould as this - puzzles set in the environment, except it's a bit more approachable as you have set tools to move about to open doors, activate switch pads etc. It's getting fiendishly difficult now and some of the puzzles have been real head scratchers.

It suffers from the same thing as the witness imo in that by looking at screenshots, you'd think its nothing more thst laser beam puzzles, but it's much more than that.

Give it a go.

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PostRe: The Witness - from the creator of Braid
by BID0 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:13 pm

I watched this over the weekend



Quite an interesting mini documentary about how The Witness came to be

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PostRe: The Witness - from the creator of Braid
by That's not a growth » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:58 am

I too enjoyed that doc. Noclip is pretty great in general.

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PostRe: The Witness - from the creator of Braid
by Lime » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:40 pm

Ad7 wrote:Not really witness related, but if you enjoy this I can highly reccomend 'The Talos Principle'. It's in kind of the same mould as this - puzzles set in the environment, except it's a bit more approachable as you have set tools to move about to open doors, activate switch pads etc. It's getting fiendishly difficult now and some of the puzzles have been real head scratchers.

It suffers from the same thing as the witness imo in that by looking at screenshots, you'd think its nothing more thst laser beam puzzles, but it's much more than that.

Give it a go.


I forgot I have this. I must get back into it..... but I was thinking it was just laser beam puzzles so it got a bit tedious. :fp:

I will open my mind a little.

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PostRe: The Witness - from the creator of Braid
by Ad7 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:30 pm

Don't get me wrong, there ARE a lot of laser puzzles, they just get a lot more tricky than making a beam go around a corner.


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