As an archaeologist working on the slopes of a dormant volcano somewhere in Mexico, 1940, 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 venture deeper into the volcano, you reveal some of mankind’s greatest secrets…
This is an awesome first person puzzle game. The puzzle and gameplay mechanics are top notch. Interesting and challenging without resorting to WTF moments when you realize there is no real way you could have figured out how to solve that puzzle.
The environments are also amazing. I loved being underground in all the old ruins. The feeling of space and size is welcome. This game could easily have become too cramped, but it didn't. I got so attached to the environment and the ball that I would sometimes just run around and look at stuff. In fact, there is even one area where the ball is trapped and I felt like I was naked because there was no other way to really interact with this world. That's how real it felt.
For all the reasons above, I think the replay value is high for at least a couple of three times.
I hope there are more puzzle games to look forward to from this company or maybe we will discover that other ancient cultures used the ball as well. If that is the case, then we must explore them!
One thing I would like to see is maybe some items? Nothing as intense as an RPG or anything. But maybe you could find things that would change an attribute of the ball or simply make it a different color. Just a thought.