Star-Fired Beef

Steam Challenge – The Ball

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This is part of my Steam Challenge Series (the full list is here).

Time played: 1 hour

The Ball could have been good. I can’t imagine it being great. Its core design of a FPS puzzler with the only way to solve puzzles being using a ball to trip switches and stuff only goes so far. If it had stuck to that core design, I would have finished it – the first area being just about the right length to prevent boredom or frustration.

Unfortunately, that first area was the only one without enemies, and when enemies are introduced, the game turns to crap. It is not fun trying to run around frantically dodging zombies and fireballs and shit while attempting to get the Ball to squash them. It is clunky and unnecessarily difficult.

The graphics are nothing special. It definitely looks dated, the environments are fairly bland and uninspired. The attempt at a story is laughable.

I just cannot recommend this game.

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