The Pillar: Puzzle Escape

The Witness may have been controversial back when it launched, but it’s hard to deny that it was really, really good. In fact, I’m surprised we didn’t see tons and tons of variations on the general formula in the years that followed its 2016 release.

But maybe that’s changing? The Pillar: Puzzle Escape looks very familiar for anyone who’s played The Witness. But, since there actually hasn’t been a lot of “Witness clones” out there (there has admittedly been a handful), this is actually a welcome addition to my gaming library.

If the early reviews are to be believed, this is probably a bit shorter and easier than The Witness, but it does have a similar visual style and a low-key soundtrack that really sets the puzzle-solving mood. And really, I could probably do well to play something relaxing to wash away the flavor of the infuriating cairn puzzles in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

The Pillar: Puzzle Escape is available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and even iOS. You can check out the soothing launch trailer below.

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