|Games||$4.99||Devolver Digital, Inc.||iPhone, iPad, iPod|
9/10 & Gold Award - Pocket Gamer
"The Talos Principle is an excellent open-world puzzle adventure that is just jaw-dropping beautiful on your iOS device."
9/10 - AppAdvice
As if awakening from a deep sleep, the player finds himself in a strange world of ancient ruins and advanced technology. Tasked by his creator with solving a series of increasingly complex puzzles, he must decide whether to have faith or to ask the difficult questions: Who am I? What is my purpose?
With the innovative tap-and-swipe control system that immediately feels natural, an engaging story and challenging puzzles The Talos Principle is a full-fledged game with over 20 hours of content and entertainment, be it a short challenge for the brain or an entire afternoon filled with exploration and excitement. To round the experience out - the combination of Metal API and the cutting-edge Serious Engine ensures jaw-dropping graphics and amazing performance on iOS devices.
• Enjoy jaw-dropping graphics, harnessing the power of Metal API and Serious Engine
• Use the innovative and intuitive tap-and-swipe control system, opt for gamepad emulation available in options, or take advantage of MFi support with a regular gamepad
• Overcome more than 120 immersive puzzles in a stunning world
• Divert drones, manipulate laser beams and even replicate time to prove your worth - or to find a way out
• Explore a story about humanity, technology, and civilization. Uncover clues, devise theories, and make up your own mind
• Choose your own path through the game's non-linear world, solving puzzles your way
• But remember: choices have consequences and somebody's always watching you
I really like this game. Though it is quite a challenge to get all the stars. I am one who likes to complete the game without using hints or walkthroughs but this is hard enough I may give in and, shudder, look it up on YouTube. If you like games buy this one
I love puzzle games, but this one has more arcade-style “tap before the robot sentinel kills you” game play. The graphics and atmospherics are great, but I got frustrated after four or five levels. I want to solve the puzzles, but I guess my fingers are not nimble enough to make it past the lasers to get there.
Others have pointed out that the navigation can be tricky, and it is at times, but not insurmountable. Challenging but rewarding!
I bought this game because I had heard good things about the puzzles in this game. However after trying it out, I found the puzzles pretty straight forward, but the challenge is trying to not get killed and even if you make it 95% through the puzzle, 1 wrong move and you have to start completely over. Overall I’m very dissatisfied with this game.
At first glance this game seems simply like a well constructed puzzler. However once I got into it it was apparent that this was much, much more. It’s non-linear design is fantastic and I’m totally hooked. Some of the puzzles are very difficult and some quite simple. It gives a good change of pace and there is a phenomenal story and feel to the whole thing. I’m totally hooked. I personally changed the controls and I find it much more engaging to use the virtual game pad style.
The amount of effort put into this game is incredible. The game is very challenging and has so many secrets and extra content. You will literally spend hours and hours solving problems and progressing the storyline. The only complaint I have is in some of the puzzles you can “die” which resets everything you did in the puzzle. This can be very painful in some of the longer puzzles and make you want to stop playing. I think having check points in these puzzles would have immensely improved the experience. Still, for what it costs it’s the best value for money you’re going to get on the App Store
This is a game with limited appeal and a trial should be offered to allow users a chance to see if it’s to their liking before plunking down non-refundable $. While the graphics are impressive, I found the game play to be tedious and uninteresting. Way too much aimless moving around, too much trial and error.
My 2018 iPad Pro is cool to the touch on the back near the A12X chip. The drawing distance is so short, and the resdution is so low. If this game used the full processing power of my device, or even just a larger fraction of it, it could be radically better. Playing this game is making me long for PS2 quality graphics. "Elder Scrolls: Oblivion" looks photorealistic compared to this. Have you heard of The Witness? Even that game doesn't push my iPad Pro very hand, yet it's gorgeous and high resolution.
This game is amazing. THANK YOU for the controller support. Using a controller on the iPad for this game really is the closest to a console-like experience I’ve had. I was also pleasantly surprised to see it running at what seems to me to be a solid 60fps. Very well polished, clean, looks great, hours upon hours of entertainment. I love the mystery, the cool hexadecimal hidden text, and well thought out puzzles. I love seeing games turn the industry on it’s head by doing something different (incorporating philosophy and such) I Wish there were more games out there like this.
Simply incredible. The amount of work and detail involved in making this game is astounding. I liked this better than The House of Davinci and similar games. True puzzlers and thinkers will love this. This is not a game you’ll finish in a night or a weekend. Keep making more guys!