I hate to write a negative review for a game that is otherwise far superior to all others out there, so let me start with the positives. The graphics are simply amazing & makes me feel as if I am really there. I hate most games out there because they are often shooting “war” games that require incredible finger dexterity & speed, and although this game does require a little of that, it is not incredibly stressful. Also, when your character is killed, it’s OK, because nearly all the puzzles are designed to be short enough to where it’s not that big of a deal to have to start them over. TIP: Switch settings to “Over left shoulder” rather than “First person” view. It makes it much easier to really see what your character is doing when you can actually see your character.
Now for the issue I am facing: I’m not sure how much further I have to go in this game due to a serious glitch I have come across at “Windows into a Labyrinth.” It’s in the 7th world/level/(whatever they’re called). This particular section is verrrry tricky & ive been trying to figure it out for many hours now. It takes a long time for me to get to the point where I get stuck at, and then the game either freezes completely and/or reverts be back to the beginning (as if my character got killed). This usually occurs after pausing the game. So, as you can imagine, I’ve become exasperated & not sure if I even want to keep trying until/unless the game is repaired. I noticed this glitch in a few other areas, as well as occasional video glitches. Pausing in most puzzle sections is no problem. Then in some puzzles, one cannot pause without losing their place at all. But, luckily those are usually within puzzles that are fairly easy to start over in. NOT like in the puzzle I’m currently trapped in... I suppose I could just move along and see how much further I can get in the game, but I’m not sure I want to! I want to enjoy the full experience without skipping any parts!
Anyway, I feel rather awkward complaining, because I feel like I’ve gotten more than my money’s worth in what I have experienced up to this point, as this game is absolutely remarkable! Plus, it appears I have HOURS of idle exploration I can do in this world. That, alone, is worth every penny paid.