We play Poly Bridge 2, the indie game that builds bridges between fun and you. Ok, picture this: you have spent all evening shooting, defusing, running, and swearing through the microphone, and you want to try something different. Poly Bridge 2 is satisfying, relaxing, and addictive. It’s the game you need.
When you run the game, the main screen shows up with its smooth acoustic music to wrap you up in good vibes. The visuals are the perfect match to these tunes, revealing a nice and colourful forest.
Mechanics and tutorial
The tutorial starts, and you learn the basic mechanics. It’s not complicated at all; you can do pretty much everything with the mouse alone, but you have a list of keyboard shortcuts, too.
This part has two subsections: The Basics and Hydraulics. And once you finish it, you can start beating the 64 levels of building frenzy.
After level two, I realized something: this game is not relaxing at all when you dive the school bus for the tenth time in a row and still don’t know what’s going wrong.
But do not burn bridges with this game yet. I found it very challenging, and it hooked me before I even realized. Plus, watching how everything works and how the bridge can hold in place is very satisfying.
Apart from the 64 levels split into four environments, you have a free mode which allows you to go creative and offers lots of possibilities regarding materials, vehicles, obstacles, situations, and physics. You can build a bridge with springs and hydraulics so your Vespa can jump from a cliff over a pirate boat and land safely on the other side.
There is an awesome section for workshop bridges that lets you see the full range of possibilities Poly Bridge has to offer.
Another thing I loved is the coop building mode where you can give a code to another player, and while you are streaming on Twitch, he or she can join and build all night long.
Final Thoughts: Poly Bridge 2 is satisfying, relaxing, and addictive
I enjoyed Poly Bridge 2 more than I expected, and this kind of building game was never was my first choice, but I had a lot of fun, and I am determined to beat all the levels before I have to get back to work.
Additionally, I think Poly Bridge 2 delivers a beautiful metaphor about what videogames should be: building bridges between people and having fun together.