I’m typically not a competitive person when it comes to games. Videoball makes me competitive. From the few games I got to play I was constantly trying my hardest, concentrating on every move I made. It seems to be one of those games that makes you not just want to win, but absolutely destroy your opponent. Videoball has a simple concept, two teams compete to hit a circle into the other teams area. As I said it is simple, but it is also completely insane.
The game is controlled with one stick and one button. You move with the stick and charge up a triangle that you fire at the circle with the button. The longer you hold the button, the bigger the triangle, the bigger the triangle the faster the circle will move when it hits it. You can also hold the button down even longer and a you can place a square which can be used in defence. It becomes a chaotic game of rapidly trying to redirect the momentum of the circle as mayhem erupts on the screen.
The gameplay is fast and chaotic but still very skill based. There is a lot of skill involved in timing your shots to bounce the circle back and putting up squares to defend your area.
Every time I walked past Videoball I had to stop myself from going over to get another game. In fact, I’m quite disappointed that I got this preview finished because now I don’t have an excuse to go back and play it tomorrow.
Videoball is being developed by Action Button Entertainment and is being published by Iron Galaxy Studios. It is set to come out early 2016 for PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One and will have online multiplayer.
To give you some idea of the gameplay, here is the E3 trailer for the game.