The Talos Principle fills a surprisingly sizable void in the market: the void of quality first-person puzzlers. One would have expected that in the wake of Portal’s success there would have been at least a few real gems, but outside of the occasional copycat of questionable quality and the occasional acid trip, the genre has been quite sparse. The Talos Principle, however, stands out as some of the best the genre has to offer, and one of the best games of 2014.
The most consistently I’ve ever played a mobile game was Jetpack Joyride in 2011, and ever since I burned out on it, finding a solid mobile game has been slim pickings. For the last two weeks, Terra Battle has been the first mobile game I’ve found in these three years that is not only good in the first place, but simultaneously mindless enough to easily fill in the gaps in the day, and complex enough to sustain itself.