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Semispheres

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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.Key Features:
  • More than 50 levels, each building on top of each other, culminating with fiendishly complex puzzles
  • Stealth-inspired gameplay, including abilities like noise-makers, portals, side-swapping, teleporting and more
  • Immersive ambient soundtrack by Sid Barnhoorn, composer for Antichamber, The Stanley Parable and Out There
  • Mesmerizing and soothing bichromatic art style comprised of warm blues and oranges
  • A heartwarming story about a boy and his robot, unfolding in parallel with the puzzle progression
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Developer
Vivid Helix
Publisher
Plug In Digital, Vivid Helix
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://semispher.es

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System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7+
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DX9 and above
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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Semispheres is an indie puzzle game/strategy in surreal context, developed and published by Vivid Helix. The game was released on February 14, 2017 for Pc, PS4, Xbox One and Mac OS X. The story is about the friendship between a boy and a robot. The story tells of the vicissitudes of a child who receives, as a gift from his parents, a small robot of spherical shape. He Spends little time and the two become great friends. Thanks to his new mechanic friend, the child can help his family in various daily activities. One Day, after they come back from a commission in a store, a car invests the robot, severely damaging some of its internal components. The Child will try to save his friend and, after a long time, they will be able to have fun again. In this game, using two spherical characters, one orange and one blue, in two different realities but connected to each other, in which we will have to overcome numerous puzzle sections in shared screen. Sometimes, to overcome some puzzles, the two will have to help each other, often synchronising the movements to circumvent the Sentinels and arrive at the end of each puzzle, trying to unite the two parallel realities. The graphics are very colorful and well made, the music are lovely and accompany us in each section of the game. After completing each section successfully, it will be possible to unlock fragments of the story of the two protagonists, represented by beautiful cartoons in comic style. Moreover, going forward in the game, the puzzle sections are becoming more interesting, elaborate and intriguing, thanks also to the possibility of using special skills to overcome them, such as the creation of portals, use sounds as a diversion for the Sentinels , teleport, spatial displacement of some elements of each section and many others that will arise in the course of the game. The Story of the friendship between humans and robots is narrated through simple but beautiful cartoons in comic-style. Despite the absence of dialogues between a vignette and the other, the story can be appreciated in every facet, having the opportunity to review every single fragment of the various events. Despite being a game of puzzles and strategy, gameplay is assured by the variety of sections in which we will move, using various abilities and exploiting the elements of each setting to overcome the various puzzles, incredibly elaborate, devilishly Complex and different in each area to get to the end of each section. The levels are created on the structure of the background and are enriched with new pitfalls, such as gears, portals, sentinels more fierce and numerous that will try to block us, lateral displacements, space-time holes to create diversives and Svicular As shadows in the various areas. In Addition to boasting an immersive soundtrack, the bicromatic art used to achieve every level of play is enchanting and very relaxing, to enjoy at best the deep friendship that binds the two protagonists, with their history that is revealed to the completion of Each puzzle section. Personal Vote: 85/100
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