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Random Ramblings Feb 04, 2018 - "The Witness" by J.Blow (take 2).

Yesterday, I started playing 'The Witness' again.

It has been almost two years since I last played it.
I remember getting very frustrated with puzzles that I couldn't solve, and finally giving up on the game altogether (I didn't want to watch walkthroughs).
I also remember loving the game because it was just so beautiful and surprising.

So, (second) first impressions : the game is beautiful and I love it !
I still get motion sickness after playing for just a couple of minutes though.


- SPOILER ALERT : screenshots from day 1 -

This is where you start the game (yellow line) :

Map - day 1.

I think this area is called the 'tutorial area'. It is some sort of a house/castle that you enter through a tunnel. There's a courtyard that you cannot leave until you solve some (easy) puzzles.

Tunnel. Door at the end of the tunnel.
Tunnel with first puzzle.
Entrance to the courtyard.
Entrance to the courtyard.

It is impossible to start this game as if it was truly the very first time. Once you've 'traced' something, you can never ever forget about it. =)
And that's how I inadvertently found the entrance to 'Hotel Sunrise' ... and the Archway (secret ending).

Tracing flowers.
Tracing flowers.
Tracing the sky.
Tracing the sky.
Unsolved puzzle.
Unsolved puzzle.
Tracing the entrance to Hotel Sunrise.
Tracing the entrance to Hotel Sunrise.
Entrance to Hotel Sunrise.
Entrance to Hotel Sunrise.
Hotel Sunrise : lobby.
Hotel Sunrise : lobby.
Clues.
Clues.
Bar at the far end of the lobby.
Bar at the far end of the lobby.
View from the bar (1).
View from the bar (1). Notice the door !
View from the bar (2).
View from the bar (2). Notice things that might be traceable !
View from the bar (3).
View from the bar (3).
Stairs leading up to the next floor of Hotel Sunrise.
Stairs leading up to the next floor of Hotel Sunrise.
The spa inside Hotel Sunrise.
The spa inside Hotel Sunrise.
Unreachable puzzles.
Unreachable puzzles.
Restaurant close to spa.
Restaurant on the second floor.
View from the second floor of Hotel Sunrise.
View from the second floor of Hotel Sunrise.
Long hallway with monitors and briefcases.
Long hallway at the end of the restaurant area.
View from inside the long hallway.
View from inside the long hallway. Up, in the clouds.
End of the long hallway.
End of the long hallway.
Walking towards the end - pink puzzle.
Walking towards the end : pink puzzle (empty).
Walking towards the end - orange puzzle.
Walking towards the end - orange puzzle.
Walking towards the end - not dead (yet).
Walking towards the end - not dead (yet). Still from end movie.
Walking towards the end - not dead (yet).
Walking towards the end - not dead (yet).
Walking towards the end - falling man.
Walking towards the end - falling man.
The Archway.
Walking towards the end - the Archway.
Movie still : hiding under a blanket.
Movie still : hiding under a blanket.
Movie still : regenerated (sort of).
Movie still : regenerated (sort of).
Movie still : tour of the house.
Movie still : tour of the house.