I’ve been waiting for the Witness for years. I enjoyed Braid quite a bit, but everything I had heard about The Witness made me think it would be a lot grander and an even better game.
I expected it to come out around 2011 or 2012, but it was delayed for years. When he announced it for the PS4, I expected it to be a release game. Nope, delayed even more. And more.
However, it comes out today and the reviews are through the roof. Every review I have read has said the same things. While it looks like a game filled with simple slider puzzles, it is a lot more than that. Naturally, the game is massive and has huge spoilers and I have been trying to avoid them. I watched a review online last night and the guy was bursting at the seams trying to keep the big spoilers secret. He did, but all he could say was, “You just have to get this game and play it for hours to find out what the big deal is.”
My one concern is that it will not run on my PC. I freaking waited for years for it and now that it is out, this thing had better run on my computer. Fallout 4 did not run and was one of the first games I’ve played that would not run. I believe this one should.
I’ve marked this thread for the time being as “closed spoilers”. If you have played it for hours and found out some of the game’s mysteries, you can discuss them if you use spoiler boxes. Later, I may open this thread to open spoilers.
Again, you have to get hours in to learn the full potential of the game, so don’t be too harsh early on.
IGN gave it a 10/10.
Gamespot gave it 9/10.
Destructoid gave it 10/10