The mastermind behind ‘Braid’, Jonathan Blow, has come up with yet another indie game, and he took his sweet time to ensure the follow up was worth the wait.
The Witness is gorgeous and unique, filled with philosophical questions and puzzles. The game builds and improves on the formula of previous titles like ‘Riven’ and ‘Myst’.
The puzzles do not feel obtuse, and encourages players to rely on tactics learnt previously through trial and error. The Witness requires its players to explore the island and to have a keen eye, but it never forcibly turns up the difficulty to seem difficult or challenging.
The aforementioned titles may cost you a bit, but each of these games will ensure you have a splendid time at home or on the go.
At the same time, it is worth noting that the games being ported over to Mac just come to show how developers and gamers alike are growing accustomed to the idea that Apple’s devices could quite possibly change things in regards to gaming in the near future.
Although nothing can be said for certain at the moment, considering how Apple is not focused on providing a gaming experience, but instead has other goals which have greater weight. But then again, if games begin to be released for the Mac as well other platforms, it will not be long before Apple has a much larger market share, giving its competitors a run for their money, not that it already isn’t.