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.
This puzzle game is interesting, ina good way. It's hard, action packed, yet you can figure out everything on your own eventually. The story is...there i guess. I mean, it's left rather vague, but whatever... The graphics are nice, and the game certainly has it's own style. Also, you don't need a power machine, to run it. The game is about some guy, who uses a giant ball, to escape a giant aztec(?) pyramid, that is full of traps and puzzles, and strange creatures, that you can smash with the giant ball. Nothing more really. I had fun with this title, and i can recommend it to anyone. It is a short game, but while it lasts, it's certainly entertaining.
This is a great game. Start with a puzzle game like Portal, where each puzzle needs to be completed before moving on. Then interlace the levels with zombies that are not terribly difficult to kill. At this point it is fresh and interesting, because the only game mechanics are pushing and pulling a giant ball. What truly makes this game shine are the boss fights that combine these elements into an exciting and challenging experience. You've got a giant metal ball and a magnetic gun at your disposal, that only controls the ball. With this one mechanic, you face a series of increasingly-complicated obstacles. Also: undead zombies and mummies.
The story course is envelope, besides is innovator with the physics control and the environment interaction moreover than present a different story that can transport the gamer to that epoch. Is very challenging in the puzzle way and is entertaining that tie you to the character, and to the history. On the other hand the player sometimes lose the course of history because the game is not design in an intuitive form, and the IA of the opponents is not the best because it's common to see their fails and errors across the game, and was needed more history develop to make it popular and, maybe, to prolong the game to another prequel because is a very attractive idea
A good puzzle game with good graphics.The levels are really enjoyable and some are kind of tough to solve.The game wasn't that long which i didn't like.They could have done more with it but didn't.It does get boring at the end but it enough for one playthrough and nothing more.The game does deserve some attention considering its not your average puzzle game and is a good time waster.
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.
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