Seven years in the making, the new game from the designer of Braid is another cerebral puzzle title. The Witness gives players an entire island to explore, dotted with puzzles to solve. These take the form of panels, on which an unbroken line must be drawn within a grid to connect a start and end point. Their simple form and similar core mechanic stand in contrast to the richness and diversity of the world itself, which often actually has a bearing on the puzzles. Many, in fact, can only be solved through keen environmental observation.
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