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Available on:PlayStation 4Feb 14, 2017
Xbox One2nd Quarter 2017
PCFeb 14, 2017
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Vivid Helix

Genre: Strategy

Semispheres is a meditative parallel puzzle game that places dual realities at the heart of its challenge. Its unique single-player split-screen mechanic challenges your brain by putting you in control of two characters at the same time. Your left and right side must work together to unfold the mystery by solving clever puzzles in an entrancing ambience. Using portals and other abilities to avoid sentries, devise and execute your plan, reuniting the parallel worlds of Semispheres.

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There are plenty of puzzlers out there, but there’s just something special about the way this implements such a peaceful, meditative stance.

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I completely love it. This is such a smart game, cleverly delivered both in style and execution, taking familiar puzzle ideas and making them feel bewilderingly original via its split-screen single-player co-op. I

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Semispheres is a short but sweet title with a simple aesthetic that belies a surprisingly complex set of puzzles. Controlling two characters simultaneously takes a fair amount of dexterity, which can at times be more of a challenge than the puzzles themselves. Despite this, there is some clever design on display here with some devilish levels and multiple abilities to utilise. You'll likely be done with it within a few hours or so, but if you're after a neat little game to play in short bursts on the go, Semispheres is worth a look.

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8 / 10

With all advantages Semispheres has a significant drawback – the game is too easy even in the later stages, and a combination of different skills rarely can be quite a serious challenge even for a beginner. The developers simply do not use a whole range of mechanics to make the game harder and more interesting. Still there is some hope for a DLC, which has not been even announced yet. However, as a means for relaxing before going to sleep or an opportunity to rest between big projects this game from a small indie-studio is almost indispensable.

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