Did you ever end up enjoying Metroid Prime and want you can spend extra time controlling the morph ball in 3D house? Actually, it’s certainly one of my favourite components of that recreation. And clearly, it’s a favourite for the builders of Glyph. What begins off trying like a easy Tremendous Monkey Ball clone really has extra depth than you’d assume from taking a look at it.
Glyph casts the participant as a type of steel scarab curled up right into a ball, tasked with exploring platforming environments and discovering keys, cash, and different collectibles. It’s simple sufficient to select up the gameplay; you simply roll round, bounce, and glide. The bounce and glide recharge while you hit a stable floor in any means, so there’s some vertical platforming too. I had no bother getting began, nevertheless it did really feel like there was one thing of a delay to the controls. I discovered that I needed to push the joystick additional to get momentum, however that in flip I all the time ended up flying too far and having to right my path earlier than touchdown. It acquired a little bit bit irritating, nevertheless it’s additionally very doable that that is simply me.
There’s something interesting concerning the recreation’s aesthetic too. The blue sky and easy desert landscapes, mixed with the gold scarab, create a sense that’s nearly enjoyable. The environments turn into considerably extra advanced because the Glyph goes on, however the look continues to be fairly easy. It would even be a little bit too easy, nevertheless it does no less than complement the gameplay nicely sufficient.
Glyph is lacking one thing to present it that edge; it doesn’t have what it takes to be a must-play indie like Hades, for instance. But it surely does attempt one thing a little bit totally different, and we all the time admire making an attempt new issues. When you get used to the controls and the momentum, Glyph is truthfully fairly enjoyable, and it isn’t dangerous to have a look at both. It may be extraordinarily irritating too, besides, it’s value a attempt should you get pleasure from rolling round and platforming.