The excellent puzzle game The Witness is out today for iPad and iPhone. Ten bucks gets you one of our favorite games of 2016, a game that’s best described as a Metroidvania where all the tools are in your head.

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Legitimately interested in your usage of Metroidvania for this game, I don’t really see the connection? I haven’t fully played the Witness yet, but I’ve played enough to see that it’s a first person puzzle game at its heart, whereas Metroidvania would be a platformer with an open map that requires you to explore to find items that open up further exploration. I’m not saying that there can’t be a connection, but it really seems like a stretch to call it that.