Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Semispheres by Vivid Helix! I received a copy of the game from our friends at Plan of Attack but like all of my reviews, this has no effect on my experience or thoughts of the game.
Semispheres is a multi-award winning puzzle game where you control two spheres at the same time. The objective of the game is to guide both spheres to the portal but each sphere resides in its own reality so you must utilize various powers in order to finish the level. A controller is highly recommended for this game as well because it makes it so much easier to control both spheres (You use both control sticks).
The game features some simple yet gorgeous graphics that are very tribal in nature but are easy on the eyes. The game’s soundtrack is excellent as well and is very relaxing and meditative in nature.
You start the game in the hub world where you enter various portals which are split into various areas. Upon moving your spheres over a portal, the level will load. There are 50 puzzles in all and 13 areas altogether. Each area becomes more difficult as the game progresses and you’ll quickly need to use skillful planning to beat the levels.
Even though the game is puzzle based, it’s inspired by stealth games. You must utilize various abilities such as noise makers, teleportation, portals and many others. You must also stay out of the “enemy’s” line of sight or else your sphere will be sent back to the start of the level.
The game also features a mini story that follows a young boy and his robot, it plays out in a series of pictures, similar to a comic book.
Overall, Semispheres is a very relaxing and highly enjoyable puzzle game. It’s not often that I get to review puzzle games and I enjoyed this one quite a bit. It becomes quite challenging in the later levels and I loved the meditative music utilized as well. I gladly recommend giving this one a shot if you’re a fan of puzzle games or if you want something quick and easy to get into.
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Happy gaming folks! – Shaun Meyers (Kyo Akiara) out!