Orbibot | PS5 Review
Updated: Nov 19, 2021
Orbibot, developed by PS Games and published by Ratalaika Games is a physics-based puzzle game where you must navigate your little ball through the various levels. For the purpose of my review I was playing the PlayStation 5 version, however, Orbibot is also available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC.
In Orbibot you take on the role of a little orb shaped robot and you must navigate through the levels that progressively increase in difficulty. The controls are fairly simple, only really requiring you to roll the ball and move the camera. The physics generally makes sense and aren't overly infuriating once you get a feel for the game. Some of the puzzles require you to unlock doors using other objects to weigh down floor panels whilst others will have you gingerly rolling yourself over some pipes. There's plenty of room for failure and re-trying as I discovered very quickly.
Orbibot is a good game to spend some time with during a break from work or just to pick up for 10 minutes for a little break from life. I would personally have found this game more suited towards mobile or handheld play in general and isn't the sort of game I'd typically expect to play on the PlayStation 5 however it was a good change of pace from the norm.
My main criticism of Orbibot is that it really felt like a port of a mobile game brought onto console. With little context, story or anything else it just felt a little bit hollow to me and could have benefitted from a whole range of things.
If you're looking for something that'll give your brain some exercise, Orbibot will satisfy that for a little while but there's little else overly exciting that drew me in. It was nice to see that the physics of the game made sense and it never left me massively frustrated which would have been a real deal breaker for me and the puzzles were attainable with little frustration.
Lj's Rating: 2.5 orbs out of 5.
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Many thanks to Ratalaika Games for the Review Key.