We really do applaud new ideas, and seeing indie game developers make it into the big wide world of commercial gaming is a true joy. But sadly it is simply impossible to recommend The Ball as a purchase to anyone. The game is just far too easy, too short, and lacking any real depth or imagination. There was so much potential in the idea, but that potential has not been fully realised. Any kind of gameplay variation, or any real skill required for the puzzles would have been gladly welcomed. Maybe the introduction of Bally’s good friends Cubey or Pyramidy may have helped. No, sadly the game’s fate is sealed as a mildly entertaining little puzzler that tried, and failed, at implementing a new idea. The Ball will soon be forgotten forever in the mists of time, so please allow it to sink gracefully into the mire unplayed, and let’s just salute the developers for having the balls (sorry) to try something new.