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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
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!
A perfect mixDukePaul | Jan. 14, 2013 | See all DukePaul's reviews »
The Ball uses the Unreal Engine 3 and that gives to the game awesome graphics but the originality of this game comes from the physics of the ball that you will control wilth an antigravity device, you will use the ball to resolve puzzles and kill enemies, it reminds to the Portal games from Valve.
The dark setting and the design of enemies is very good and It gives to the game a mature look, for a first person shooter without guns, this is is a great achievement.
I think this game is a gem from Tripwire (the developers) and It deserves more attention.
A good puzzle gamepanz3r88 | Dec. 21, 2012 | See all panz3r88's reviews »
The Ball is a puzzle game where you must use a metal ball to solve puzzles pressing buttons or to defeat enemies.
The game is quite short and after some times it can become repetitive, but it's fun and sometimes you will find interesting logical puzzles
Could have been betteroginer | Dec. 7, 2012 | See all oginer's reviews »
The premise behind the game is quite simple and original. You basically have some kind of gravitational weapon and you can control a big metal ball with it by attracting it or pushing it. It begins quite well as a good puzzle game but it gets old and frustrating very fast. The levels are quite boring and get very repetitive, and having to move the wall with your weapon all the time makes it frustrating.
Certainly not a game for everyone, but give it a shot since it's an interesting idea.