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The Ball

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Overall 7
7.0

The Ball review (PC)

HonestGamers
6 February 2011
  • Excerpt: back when all you could really do with mods was a cosmetic altering of the foundations you built upon. Hell, you still couldn’t even look up for a good number of years later.
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The Ball

Hooked Gamers
3 February 2011
  • Conclusion: Outside of the pacing issues, The Ball is a very good-looking game, especially at its price point. You get to travel through a handful of unique and highly detailed environments, and the shininess of Unreal Engine 3 is on full display throughout. The luminescent water is particularly striking. But really, The Ball is all about the ball. I love my ball, but The Ball has some issues.
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The Ball Review

VideoGamer.com
29 January 2011
  • Excerpt: The Ball kicks off with one of those scenarios that only ever happens in a video game. The year is 1940, and you're on an archaeological dig halfway up the side of a Mexican volcano. You trip over the shoelaces on your explorer boots, take a 40ft tumble, and suddenly find yourself at the bottom of a deep cavern. Your buddy shouts down to you and explains that it'll take a good day or two to fetch a winch to get you out of there.
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Overall 8
8.1

The Ball Review

PCGamer Online
18 January 2011
  • Conclusion: A joyous and addictive action puzzler. It’s packed full of brilliant puzzles, animations and an infectious sense of fun.
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Overall 6
5.5

The Ball Review

GameZone
11 December 2010
  • Excerpt: Shortly after the Unreal Development Kit was released to the public for free, The Ball brushed fame as a finalist in the Make Something Unreal contest. The competition and ensuing award had significance, because it showed what could happen when some of the barriers between gamer and developer were removed. Unfortunately, The Ball also shows just how beneficial it can be to have an experienced game designer at the helm. Mexico. 1940.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Ball

Adventure Classic Gaming
10 December 2010
  • Excerpt: The Ball, developed by Teotl Studios, was originally created as a mod for Unreal Tournament 3 that later became a winner in Epic Games' Make Something Unreal contest at the 2010 D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit. Since then, the developer had managed to convert the mod from a 40-minute technical demo into an 8-hour full-fledged game, offering up a hefty dose of unique physics based puzzles.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Ball

Square-Go
1 December 2010
  • Excerpt: First-Person Shooters used to always have puzzle sections, whether it be finding the Red Key for the Red Door or some physics based puzzles to create a ramp to continue onto the next area. What Teotl Studios have done is taken this concept and applied it to the main draw of the game. The Ball is a puzzler centered around a Giant Ball and some ancient ruins found deep underground during a mining operation in the 1940s.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Ball Review

G4
15 November 2010
  • Summary: Starting out as a mod for the Unreal engine, The Ball has developed into a full game with physics-based puzzles, angry mummies, and one giant ball. Players navigate their way through a series of dark tunnels and abandoned underground cities to discover the source of power behind the ball.
  • Pros: Very clever and unique puzzle game, Creative environments, Easy to pick up and play mechanics
  • Cons: Poorly implemented platforming, Games doesn't really get going until halfway through, Could have pushed the idea further
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Overall 7
7.0

The Ball Review

Strategy Gaming Online
29 October 2010
  • Excerpt: 2010's been a good year for indie developers. Indie games have been doing an impressive job holding their own against the big budget titles and have given us some truly provocative gaming experiences.
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Overall 7
7.0

The Ball Review

AtomicGamer
29 October 2010
  • Excerpt: 2010's been a good year for indie developers. Indie games have been doing an impressive job holding their own against the big budget titles and have given us some truly provocative gaming experiences. Hoping to join the ranks of those successful indie offerings, Swedish developer Teotl Studios gives us its unique action puzzler, The Ball . The result?
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