The Talos Principle: Parts 1-2 – Lotus Prince

The game seems simple enough: solve puzzles and enter the next area. However, the lore that explains the world we exist in is what makes this game particularly interesting. We’ll even later discover the meaning of the game’s title. Welcome to The Talos Principle.

About Lotus Prince

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6 comments

  1. I heard about this game and I think it’s neat. Unfortunately I don’t think Lotus Prince’s computer is handling the game too well; the movement looks kinda janky.

  2. I’m pretty religious so this is an interesting start to this game. I also love robots and stories about them so this is doubly interesting.

    If I were the main character in this game, I would probably believe what Elohim says… until he glitched out in Part 3. O.O

  3. Been meaning to look into this game, it looks quite interesting so far. Looking forward to learning more about its world. 🙂

    A few things I noticed that seem pretty interesting. The game acknowledges in the first instalment that Elohim is technically plural. It’s possibly a bit obscure, but it does tie into a particular historical idea that the ancient Israelites were originally polytheistic (thus why the Egyptian priests could mimic Moses’ miracles and why the commandment is “no other gods before me”, which to my understanding also carries the implications of other secondary gods in ancient Hebrew), so I’m wondering if it’s meant as a hint about Elohim’s nature.

    Also, something about the “you will surely die” line: I’ve heard that interpretation before, but it seems a bit recent and not very universal, particularly since it’s followed in Genesis 3:22 with “And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever”. At least in my home country, I’ve only heard that interpreted as “They never had immortality and were thrown out so they wouldn’t have it”. That isn’t to say that you can’t read it as implying a loss of immortality, just that it’s not a universally accepted interpretation and Elohim gives me the impression of being based more on the “God lied to keep humans under control/from becoming too powerful” interpretation than the “Adam and Eve lost immortality” one.

    • I was curious about the whole thing with Moses versus the Egyptian priest. Both of them really did pull off the same trick. I’ve noticed the “worship no other gods before me” commandment, as well, though that could have a couple of interpretations – it is interesting that it could potentially acknowledge the existence of other gods, for sure.

      It’s kind of cool to see how “you will surely die” could play out in a game where you’re a robot, and therefore effectively immortal. 🙂

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