Thanks a lot, Ana. I also was able to stop reading and move to the next block
before reading a spoiler. :-)
Solving The Challenge seems daunting, cant wait to get there
As i mentioned, i only have done approximately 150 panels and am already encountering
some that are not trivial anymore, a few took me even 15 minutes or so to solve. If the difficulty
level raises steadily, i will be stuck earlier for sure and probably never get to The Challenge
without resorting to a walkthrough. We will see. Until now, i have seen only one panel where
i think i was taught all rules needed but still fail by applying them,
i must have missed one rule (it seems to be the last panel of a certain type). I gave up for now
and will return there later.
Of the 150 panels i successfully solved, there were 2 where i don't get why the solution was like it was.
I definitely enjoy the game because i am a puzzle freak, but i don't really get immersed in the game/the atmosphere.
Honestly, the tapes with the philosophical quotes are a bit tedious to listen to and
don't catch my attention too much. The island is beautiful, but exploring it isn't super-exciting for
me like exploring worlds of Obsidian, Riven, Schizm, Rhem etc. was. But maybe this
will still change.
Is there anybody here who solved The Witness without a walkthrough?
Or even someone with 'full score' (all puzzles)?
UPDATE: Played 90 minutes and now i am at 192 panels. This is a strange game. Usually if i like a game,
i can play it countless hours. With The Witness, i enjoy playing 1- max 2 hours and then i loose interest.
But i am pretty sure the next day i will enjoy playing the next 1-2 hours again.
One more question: Is every panel essential for something? The game is obviously divided
into areas and in one area i activated a laser but then there was one more panel
in that area which i solved correctly but it looked like it didn't trigger anything.
Now i am a bit confused whether i could still solve the game without solving that