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The Ball is a first person puzzler from the same developers of Killing Floor that draws similarities to Portal and Q.U.B.E, set in a ancient South American cave and ruins network from a civilization that centered around The Ball. This ball can be "kicked" and "attracted to you" with an acient tool called The Hammer to activate switches and transmit effects like spikes, fire, electricity and mines, which are either used to solve puzzles or occasionally deal with hostiles. The majority of the puzzles are pretty easy to figure out, even if you are not into puzzle games, save for a couple moments that may require you to "think from another angle". Combat sometimes feels inconsequential, but gets more interesting when there are tons of enemies or you have to deal with foes that can be killed directly by the rolling of The Ball. The game is at its best near the end game, though, some situations like an oil and fire combat part and the last puzzle were annoying.
Take my timeplayed and subtract about 7 hours to get a more accurate play time. The game also includes extra missions including a Portal 2 like test chamber series. Owning the game entitles you to a skin of the main character in Killing Floor, though it is odd that you never see the guy until you play KF. Has X-Input support. 1920x1080 is the highest resolution. I can recommend this to any puzzle gamer and those who don't want a hard puzzle game.