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) :
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.
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).