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    MBergdorf's The Talos Principle (PC)

    [January 19, 2017 10:54:40 AM]
    The puzzles did become more obtuse and more frustrating as the game went on, but I definitely felt compelled to complete them just so that I could get to another terminal and be asked a philosophical question that I had never anticipated. I did wind up noticing the game setting me up for straw man arguments, which became frustrating since the game basically put me in a no-win situation with a holier-than-thou "help system" with a complex, but I suppose that's going to be the way life is.

    Overall, 4/5 on the game. There were a few frustrating moments, but the experience as a whole was engaging and interesting.
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    [January 18, 2017 02:24:42 PM]
    Maybe frogs are people, too.

    What is a person? What is the checklist of criteria for being a person? Is it language? Maybe empathy? Does that make zoo apes that have learned American Sign Language people? Where is the line? What are people?

    At this point I decided to branch out and explore the places that Big Ominous Voice In The Sky told me not to explore. It's a strange feeling to realize that the game exists outside of what the game tells you. I'm so used to games existing in a box that's predetermined and can't be expanded on a whim. And of course it's just a box that's bigger than the box that they advertise, but it's still a bit uncomfortable for me but also liberating to go past what I'm used to experiencing as a player.
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    [January 17, 2017 10:13:35 PM]
    "Why is it important to you that you are a human?"

    Wow. What a great question. I knew that I was going to explore some moral stuff in this game, but wow. That's the sort of thing that made me sit back in my chair and think about myself and my place in the world. I don't even know how to respond. How cosmically insignificant am I? Why does it matter whether or not I exist at all, regardless of whether or not I'm a "person."

    Some of the puzzles are annoying and rely on you using knowledge that is either counter-intuitive or poorly explained, but I'm looking forward to this game.
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    MBergdorf's The Talos Principle (PC)

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    GameLog started on: Tuesday 17 January, 2017

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