There's something demonically old-school hidden in the beautiful open world island on which Jonathan Blow's The Witness is set. Despite the first person perspective, the lushly rendered island, the enticing soundtrack and all the current gen trappings on show, this is one puzzle game that will have you scrawling notes, drawing maps, and whipping out your phone to grab a screen shot as a visual reminder. But you'd never think that from the game's opening - a series of simple puzzles that together at the very definition of lulling into a false sense of security. As you take those early first steps ... Read More »
It's been the on again, off again romance of the century. First we thought that The Witness, the well received PS4 puzzle game from the creator of Xbox 360 classic Braid, was a Sony exclusive. When we learned that the game had gone through the ESRB ratings board for PC and Xbox One as well as PS4, we were happy little puzzle-game-loving bunnies, until none other than the game's creator Jonathan Blow took the wind from our sails on Twitter. https://twitter.com/Jonathan_Blow/status/689162407655022594?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw However, hope springs ever eternal, and Mr Blow seems to have had a change of heart. https://twitter.com/Jonathan_Blow/status/693478807089520644 Whilst this ... Read More »
Braid developer Jonathan Blow's PS4 and PC title The Witness is dropping on January 26th, and unfortunately we're not getting in on that action, but for a while, it looked possible. The US ratings board ESRB listed The Witness as an Xbox One title, along with PS4 and PC. This led to a lot of the mainstream media surmising that The Witness would likely be coming to Xbox One in the near future. However, Jonathan Blow took to Twitter in order to put those rumours to bed once and for all: to get the game re-rated. (Provided the content is ... Read More »
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