The Talos Principle

The Talos Principle

  • Publisher
    Devolver Digital
  • Developer
    Croteam
  • Release date
    11 Dec 2014

The Talos Principle is a philosophical first-individual riddle game by Croteam, the makers of the amazing Serious Sam games, composed by Tom Jubert (FTL, The Swapper) and Jonas Kyratzes (The Sea Will Claim Everything) arousing from a fantasy, in a peculiar, conflicting world brimming with old demolishes and cutting edge innovation. When your maker orders you to illuminate a progression of progressively troublesome riddles, you need to choose whether you need to confide in him, or possibly it is time troublesome inquiries to reply: Who right? What is your motivation What You'll Do? Highlights: Overcome 120 riddles in an amazing world; divert rambles, control laser shafts, and even recreate time to demonstrate your value - or to discover an exit plan; find a tale about individuals, innovation, and Civilization. Discover pieces of information, create theories, and structure your own supposition, however recall: choices consistently have outcomes and somebody generally watches you.

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AGM score 67%
IGN 8.3
GameSpot 9
Metacritic 28
sci-fi
explosion
turret
adventure
polygonal 3d
robots
jet pack
digital distribution
crate
downloadable content
water
puzzle
single-player only
credits menu option
bird
breaking the fourth wall
computer
steam
puzzles
steam achievements
third-person perspective
indie
bridge
snow
torch
the locked door
game reference
moral decisions
self-referential humor
voice acting
palette swap
non-player character
gatling gun
clone
bed
glitch
first-person perspective
betrayal
darkness
jump
pipe
explosives
elevator
lightning
staircase
heads up display
secret area
statue
sequence breaking
sword
fire
easter egg
teleportation
switch
ladder
book
sand
collectibles
rain
electricity
bench
pressure plate
walking through walls
evade
reward sound
laser
tombstone
hub world
map
been here before
sleeping
vase
context sensitive
interactive credits
behind the waterfall
multiple endings
rock
tree
message on the wall
sprinting
instant death
leaf
apocalypse
artificial intelligence
dialogue trees
axe
floating island
dream sequence
heroic sacrifice
underwater gameplay
graphic filter
motion blur
light bloom
palm tree
checkpoints
functional mirrors
girders
shelf
gamma adjustment
warning sign
level titles
confirm menu choices
pets
button
blocks
flowers
vine
rope
pop culture reference
lily pad
photo
desk lamp
smoke
pillow
desk
fence
column
internet culture reference
fake glitch
developer cameo
mirror
bucket
suit and tie
minigames
star
cat
unwinnable state
steam workshop
window
candle
crepuscular rays
light puzzles
sweeping vista
real time game clock
lightning bolt
lens flare
religion
baldness
fog
pencil
paper
office chair
clock
electric fan
video game characters that play video games
paper money
benchmark included
crowbar
lock
reading
hostile a.i.
robot
headphones
dancing
energy force shield
audio logs
unseen recurring characters
pax prime 2014
aural characters
unreliable narrator
weighted storage cube
rainbow
color separation
rubble
visible binary
movie reference
tetromino
butterfly
barricade
first-person platforming
lua scripting
black-and-white
sheep
tutorial
paint brush
autumnal setting
robot protagonist
in game anti-piracy effects
puzzle solving
advancing wall of doom
bust
sightseeing binoculars
time since last checkpoint
respawn justification
sticky note
code writing
operating an operating system
walkie talkie
enforced boundary
paint
keyring
floppy disk
ascii
birch
pigeon
philosophy
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About The Talos Principle

The Talos Principle is released by Devolver Digital in 11 Dec 2014. The game is designed by Croteam. The Talos Principle is a typical representative of the Adventure genre. Playing The Talos Principle 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 Talos Principle 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 story

This section tells the history of the world of The Talos Principle

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?

The Talos Principle - Analysis

Author: Antonio Gila
Date: 2020-07-30 22:46:59
The beginning of the game is somewhat puzzling. We see some commands that seem to start a software, immediately after we find ourselves in the middle of a Roman temple and we hear a voice called ELOHIM, who claims to be our creator and who challenges us to demonstrate that it has been worth it. How? It has filled the temple with challenges. In each of these challenges there is a figure of the mythical Tetris that we will have to achieve. These pieces will serve to unlock doors and new tools for the game. So far it does not seem anything original or anything that we have not seen. In fact, the separate elements of The Talos Principle cannot be said to be original but it is the ensemble itself that makes it a very special game.

As we advance in the adventure we will unlock more elements for the puzzles such as boxes or light reflectors that will make things more difficult for us. The puzzles are divided according to the color of the piece obtained, green, yellow and red, from least to greatest difficulty. The first ones, green in color, are very simple, the yellow ones will make us think more and the red ones will be quite a challenge.

This game of colors marks the development of the game since to advance we will need these pieces that will serve to unlock new areas or objects. When we arrive at the entrance of a new area or at the stand with the new object, we will see a kind of lectern with a square hole and a series of pieces. These pieces are the ones that we will have to gather to unlock the item. When we have them all, we will have to go back to the point to unlock and join the pieces (in the same way as in Tetris ) to complete the square.

These types of challenges are found in Sigils of Elohim , a free minigame for Steam , iOS and Android that, in addition, will report us rewards for the final game. Once we find a new lectern with elements to unlock the necessary pieces, as well as the icon of what it represents, they will be added to the top of the screen to be clear at all times which pieces we need and act accordingly. In the levels we will see indications on the pieces available and those obtained, as well as a guide with all the pieces of the level that we have yet to complete.

The design of the 120 puzzles is clearly excellent . In Croteam they have achieved the exact point between difficulty and frustration, making even the most difficult challenges not be seen as impossible. We have to think hard and very well but at all times we will have the feeling that we are very close to being able to decipher that challenge that resists us. That ever-present hope is what will keep us playing, also due to the excellent learning curve . To some extent you can remember Portal for the masterful way of completing puzzles.

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