The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition - PlayStation 4

Release Date:

October 13, 2015

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8.2

Summary:

In The Talos Principle, you begin after awakening from a deep sleep and you find yourself in a strange world of ancient ruins mixed with advanced technologies, a bit of ruff with the smooth you might say. Your creator has bestowed you with the task of solving a complex series of puzzles, you must now decide whether to have faith in your creator, or to take the route and ask questions like, what is my purpose here, who or what am I, questions like this.

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Technical Information

  • DualShock Compatible:
    • DualShock 4
  • Required Disc Space:
    • 5GB Minimum
  • Supported Video Output:
    • 1080p
  • Engine:
    • Serious Engine 4
  • Game Format:
    • Blu-ray Disc
  • Average Playing Time:
    • 23 Hours
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2015-10-28

Jamie_Hall

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PS4

8.5

The Talos Principle Deluxe Edition is a first-person puzzle video game which draws heavily from Greek mythology, originally created by the Croatian developer Croteam and later published by Devolver Digital. It was released on PlayStation 4 on 13 October, 2015.

Storyline

In The Talos Principle, you begin after awakening from a deep sleep and you find yourself in a strange world of ancient ruins mixed with advanced technologies, a bit of ruff with the smooth you might say. Your creator has bestowed you with the task of solving a complex series of puzzles, you must now decide whether to have faith in your creator, or to take the route and ask questions like, what is my purpose here, who or what am I, questions like this.

The game features quite an extensive array of puzzles which you will have to solve, this is largely set in an impressive non-linear world, and the storyline becomes quite thoughtful dealing with our very nature of existence. In total the game has over 120 puzzles which with a storyline which is heavily influenced by primary mixing philosophy and ancient symbols with a puzzle solving twist.

Your primary existence should be to explore the civilization, understand the story that explains humanity and how it is linked to the advanced technology, finally coming to a conclusion based on the theories and clues which have been offered to you. The choices you make within the game has certain effects and consequences and you choose your own path to follow, just remember this, someone is always watching your every move.

The Talos Principle is played from a first-person perspective, there is an option to switch to a third-person perspective, so choice has been given here which is a nice added touch I was not expecting to see.

Gameplay

You take on the role of a robot which has a human consciousness and during your puzzle solving shenanigans you will have to locate the tetromino-shaped sigils by navigating various mazes and dealing with the obstacles which are found upon them. The obstacles mentioned might be enhanced created technologies like computer controlled drones or wall mounted turrets, should a player get to close to the drones they will explode taking out the player, these like the turrets can be disabled using jammers. The wall mounted turrets in effect shoot the player should they also get to close. Should you be hit by either a turret or a drone then the game is reset and the player starts the same level from the beginning.

As you progress through the levels you will obtain these hieroglyphics known as sigils, when you complete more puzzles and collect more sigils then further puzzles will then become active to participate in. There are also various items which assist the player in reaching the location on any given puzzle, for example, boxes enable players to reach higher levels, or on the flip side block certain drones from being able to attack you. A large fan that can be used to glide the player onto other objects, platforms during the puzzles.

The player's progress through these puzzles is sometimes limited by security systems that require the collection of specific sigil pieces which you will need to obtain in order to enter. Once the sigils for a given door or security system is used, they must then use the sigils to assemble a puzzle that will unlock that security system or door. Special star sigils can also be obtained by finding a unique solution whilst solving certain types of puzzles, once these Special Star Sigils are in your possession this in turn gives the player access to additional puzzles which are unlocked as a result. The player can also explore the open non-linear environments to find the computer terminals that include further puzzles to solve and unlock, they also contain various audio recordings and hieroglyphics depicted on the walls.

The Talos Principle Deluxe Edition features the Road to Gehenna expansion pack and this consist of four new episodes that take the experienced players through some of the most difficult challenging and advanced puzzles that have even been seen. The journey to Gehenna is filled with new characters and a new society with its own history and philosophy, this is much different to the original release, giving players a whole new world to explore and more challenging puzzles to solve.

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