Semispheres seems like a misleading title, considering that you control two fully fledged spheres in their quest to navigate some puzzles. The gimmick for this puzzle game see’s you controlling both spheres at the same time in two different versions of the same level. One side, the orange side, might contain a lethal drone guarding a bottleneck, whereas the other side, the blue side, will have a wormhole and a convenient distraction power-up.
Essentially, Semispheres revolves around using the actions of one side of the screen to affect the alternate version on the other side. Every few levels introduces a new mechanic, such as the ability to create wormholes, to crossing from one side of the screen to the other. It can get confusing when you’re trying to control the orange, left hand sphere with the left stick when it’s on the right side of the screen, but I suppose that’s part of the challenge.
The problem is that challenge is few and far between. Bar a couple of late game puzzle that do tax the brain, Semispheres doesn’t offer much in the way of difficult solutions. If anything, your main struggle will be with that darned left/right control system…
All in all, Semispheres doesn’t offer much in the way of anything. The graphics are simplistic yet ugly, the controls are more difficult than the game itself and the game can be finished in less than an hour. This isn’t semi-shambolic, it’s complete crap.