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Poly Bridge is more of a builder's toolbox than a traditional game. Overcoming these engineering challenges is rewarding, but reaching the solution takes a lot of work
At the moment, you're getting a fair amount for less than £10: two campaign worlds right away, each with 12 challenges, almost 260 Steam Workshop challenges and the ability to make your own. And it all works, which makes a nice change. If you have a burning desire to build lots of silly bridges or help tiny vehicles make some crazy leaps of faith, Poly Bridge can scratch that itch already.
Poly Bridge is a great game because it can both be played in small chunks in between longer gaming sessions or for a quick pick-up-and-play experience but can also be the type of experience you can sink a lot of time and effort into and not get bored with. With an easy to use control scheme (so long as you stick to the touch screen), an appealing presentation and open-ended solutions, Poly Bridge is a game worth coming back to again and again.
While not exactly one of the best simulation games out there, Poly Bridge still manages to be quite unique and enjoyable, and easily has enough content to satisfy players for quite a while.
With all the building blocks in place, it seems like we'd have a great physics based puzzle game that allows freedom and creativity on our hands. However a rushed port with horrendous controls and a game altering bug turn this into an utterly frustrating experience on the Switch. It's almost impossible to recommend in its current state, but with promised patches coming, all hope might not be lost. Keep your eyes out for our thoughts on future patches/updates as they release.
Poly Bridge is another typical example of these titles that don't really have any issues, but, at the same time, don't really have anything else to give but casual fun for a few minutes per day… and that's mainly through its Sandbox mode, where one can freely experiment with level creation.
Poly Bridge is a title that will thrill those who enjoy the genre - it has very few flaws and a lot of playability. Cute, creative and challenging, it's a thoroughly enjoyable title.
While the earlier levels may have you believing you've taken to bridge construction like a fish to water – some levels of incomparable difficulty dotted sporadically around the campaign will instead have you believing you've taken to bridge construction like a fish to high-speed off-road dirt biking
What Poly Bridge does best is providing you with the right environment for the job. The game features a minimalistic, but solid art-style that perfectly delivers all of the information you need on screen that never gets in the way.
"Poly Bridge relies heavily on the idea of positive punishment. You're beaten down time and again as you move through the levels, but the uplifting music and cartoony visuals keep you coming back for more bridge-building fun. This is definitely a title that should appeal to anyone that enjoys building structures; even more-so if they're filled with too much self worth and belief in their own abilities."