Poly Bridge Review

Poly Bridge Review

  • about 3 years ago by Jason Magee

Highlights

  • Accessible. Dive in and out
  • Cute graphics

Lowlights

  • Repetitive after about an hour
  • Frustrating controls

Poly Bridge is a new physics based bridge building game in which you create bridges for vehicles to make it across with cute graphics. You’re given a bunch of tools to do this with such as roads, wood, cables, steel and suspension. You’re probably here because your friends are playing it or you’ve seen one of the countless gifs on reddit and are wondering what all the fuss is about.

As expected, the game starts off quite simply and grows harder with each level. The game increases difficulty in a number of ways including requiring the bridge to raise for boats and dual level bridges for different vehicles to pass over. The game is fun to play and hasn’t been overly difficult, a lot of the bridges can be solved by simple trial and error. Despite attempts to mix up the difficultly with different mechanics Poly Bridge started to get repetitive after about an hour.

On a frustrating note, there are not yet enough tools help you line up or evenly space things. It would be nice if you could see all possible connections when deciding to place a bridge part as placing a part and later finding it doesn’t reach the part you want it to connect to is very irritating.

The game has a standbox mode allowing you to create your own bridge designs and challenges.

Although early access the game is very polished. The graphics are cute and the audio is what you’d expect. I didn’t encounter any bugs.

Poly Bridge is fairly cheap and the developers have a Trello roadmap of features lined up. If you’re looking for an easily accessible game to play in short bursts then Poly Bridge is quite fun.