October 10, 2015

The Talos Principle

Lasting First Impressions

Welcome to our very first video edition of Lasting First Impressions.  Below you will find a video with our one hour playthrough of The Talos Principle and our final thoughts on the game. We hope you enjoy taking the journey with us.

The Talos Principle, originally released in 2014 on Steam, is now available in a Deluxe Edition for PS4.  This deluxe edition includes the original game and the expansion, Road to Gehenna.  Developed by Croteam and published by Devolver Digital, The Talos Principle is a philosophical puzzler, and a futuristic take on the Adam and Eve creation story.  You, the player, take on the role of a sole automaton, a creation, if you will, and are tasked with continual self discovery, and solving puzzles required to obtain sigils hidden throughout several lands.  These sigils, however, are guarded by devices whose sole purpose is to protect them.  By using devices such as Jammers, you are able to disable the security systems to obtain the sigils and unlock further areas in the game.

The Talos Principle is a beautiful game with unique and intriguing puzzles, a backstory that will keep you guessing and wanting to learn more, and a mysterious benefactor that will keep you moving forward until the very end.  All in all, I was very impressed with the Talos Principle.  The worlds are beautifully crafted, the puzzles are thought provoking even in the early areas, and the story is told in small enough doses that the mystery remains intriguing.  I can imagine that the puzzles will continue to increase in difficulty after the first hour and the elements used will continually change as well.

Who am I? Why am I here? What does it mean to be a person? All these questions will continually be answered and questioned again until, I imagine, the very end.

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About the Author

Sean is an avid gamer and lover of all thing tech. He is a dedicated husband and the father to three beautiful daughters. In addition to taking his love of gaming to a new level with this site, Sean is also host of our podcasts: The OMG! Hour, Lost Treasures of Gaming, and Primetime as well as the bi-weekly podcast mashup show, Gamers Unscripted. Follow Sean on Twitter as @Xiantayne and this blog as @OMGnexus.



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