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The Ball is a first person action-adventure game featuring a full single-player experience built on Epic’s Unreal™ Engine 3 technology. As a swashbuckling archaeologist working on the slopes of a dormant volcano somewhere in Mexico, you get stuck in a cavern. It doesn’t take long before you realize this is more than just a cave.
You reveal ancient ruins that have been hidden from outsiders for centuries and discover a mysterious artifact, a gold and metal shelled Ball. As you progress towards solving the mystery of this amazing place you must unlock the secrets of the Ball and learn to control this ancient artifact. Venturing deeper into the volcano, you reveal some of mankind’s greatest secrets and you will start to encounter not just puzzles and traps, but also various strange creatures – the guardians of this mystery. These creatures have to be overcome, using only the Ball to defend you.
- Eight hours of single-player adventure
- Game mechanics that are very simple to pick up, immersing the user in the physics-based gameplay right from the start
- 8 huge levels to explore
- Includes bonus Survival game mode, with 4 additional levels
- Wide range of enemies to overcome, including mummies and an undead gorilla
- Unique vehicles – an underground train and the mysterious “Ball Chariot”
- 35 secrets hidden away to be discovered, as well as multiple achievements for the player to earn
- Steamworks™ features including achievements and leaderboards
Action packed!Oblaque | July 30, 2013 | See all Oblaque's reviews »
Action packed puzzle FPS with gorgeous graphics and unique gameplay. Beautifully rendered using Epic's Unreal Engine 3. Hopefully they add coop in a future update as that would be amazing. Definitely worth the purchase asking price of admission.
Really weird puzzle game.FLD | July 7, 2013 | See all FLD's reviews »
On the surface, The Ball vaguely resembles Portal. It's a puzzler played from a first-person perspective and has you interacting with the environment through a gimmick item. But any similarities stop there. This is a different beast altogether.
It has a completely different tone and feel and the puzzles are actually quite different. Not as good as Portal. Not even close. But worth a look if you enjoy the genre.
A Great Mix but Concept Gets Boring Fastthegaminglyfe | June 20, 2013 | See all thegaminglyfe's reviews »
The gravitational weapon that you get in this is lots of fun to use. Especially killing enemies with it. Using the weapon to manipulate the ball to kill my enemies gives me the same joy that I had the first time I played Trine and only killed enemies by dropping boxes on their head. The puzzle aspect is very unique and you have to find out how to get the ball to different places. There really isn't much of a story, the graphics and sound are decent so my only complaint is how repetitive the game ends up being. After a couple hours you really don't want to keep doing the same thing again and again. If you get this game on sale, it's worth the price otherwise avoid the full price.
Although the Idea is good, the game itself is notOnefatcow | May 2, 2013 | See all Onefatcow's reviews »
The game is both boring and confusing, almost the complete opposite of what you would expect from the concept. The idea of having a gravitational gun and using it as a weapon sounds look a good idea, until you throw in a ball that you have to manipulate throughout the game. The problem being that lugging around the massive ball just isn't interesting. It gets extremely boring quickly and ends up being another game that tried hard to be unique, and ended up being flawed. Make no mistake, if this is your kind of game and you're fine with a bit of a slog, this game is still good, but for me it ended up being an irritating game with no clear purpose.
The Ball is just ballin'DonVercetti | March 10, 2013 | See all DonVercetti's reviews »
The Ball has a fairly high productionvalue for an indie game, It looks great and is a decent puzzle game with a quite original concept to it. However The Ball being the main-thing in this game, it does bring it's limit to the game. Puzzles and levels seem to get a bit repetitive after a while, It wouldve been a lot more awesome if there were different puzzle elements to this game. Nevertheless, it's a great game to toss some spare time into when bored!