Building Got Creative
Polybridge is a title completely made by one man (I know, very impressive) and that has been absolutely beloved by many on Steam. Popular YouTubers like Pewdiepie seemed to have a blast with this exquisite title and so it was not to my surprise that when the opportunity was given, Poly Bridge was ported to Switch.
However being the game’s first console port, how does it stack up? Let’s find out!
Poly Bridge – Nintendo Switch – Released: 12/14/17 – $14.99
Poly Boffridge is an amazing game that screams creativity every second that you play for, however due to the completely new market that the developer was brought into, some very awkward decisions were made which come together to result in an amazing experience that just needs a little bit more polishing.
Here is the Icon for Poly Bridge, I like it:
Building bridges is the main aspect of this game (duh) and on PC it is simply done by connecting two ends with your mouse, very simple and comfortable to do. However on Switch you can do this task in one of two ways: drag it across the imprecise touchscreen or use a single joy con as a motion controlled cursor to connect the two ends. What I’m trying to get at is, it’s complicated to use and not intuitive at all.
However the developer has openly admitted that “I have assumed that most people would prefer touchscreen controls, and I was wrong”, he followed by assuring us that “a patch introducing joystick and pro controller support is on its way very shortly” which is incredible news.
Value and Difficulty: A perfect combo
Poly Bridge has a variety of different levels that will slowly allow you to use different tools in order to complete the given task. This can range from simple wood to metal and much more that simply gives you a lot more creativity with what you do in this game.
With that variety of levels come a very smooth difficulty curve that accommodates both new and returning players easily. This accompanied with the previously mentioned variety keeps the game fresh and makes it feel like a solid package, specially at $14.99.
Poly Bridge is amazing being one of the most creative Indies that I have seen, and with the problems being surely fixed soon is a definite must-have. Priced at $14.99 it offers perfect value for the buck, and being able to play it everywhere is simply just amazing. My personal conclusion is, if you need a game to play today (December 20th, 2017) don’t buy this game as the problems haven’t yet been fixed, but if you are willing to buy it and wait for the patch that should be arriving soon, I can promise you a great time.
I would give this game a 9 out of 10!