The Witness

Jonathan Blow follows up Braid with a beautiful well-paced puzzler.

I wasn’t sure what to make of The Witness until about the first hour in had passed – it seemed like a fairly normal puzzler in the style of Slitherlink, with fairly simple maze puzzles, but it gradually layers more mechanics on, ensuring you understand them before continuing, with each area adding a new mechanic but maintaining a solid challenge without and throwing in any difficulty cliffs. All in all, a great puzzler – just make sure you have a pen and paper handy when you play.