Hmm. I could never find my way out of the opening scene, heheh Honestly! It looked (and I think felt?) good, alright, and I should pay it another visit to see how I fare now. Did try a few times, when I got it a few years back. It’s often on sale, i think.
It probably is that linear, that if you don’t find the spot you’re supposed to be headed, you’re pretty much doomed.
The Ball is an interesting concept, in that you can just picture this dev (/these devs) going hmmm here’s this childhood toy involving balancing a ball through a maze, now what if we made a video game out of that. I just love that kind of thing.* But er I’ll leave it at that concept, probably doesn’t help I never was very big on those ball maze games, either. If you are, it probably could be pretty neat
*As a kid, I’d often draw these spaceships inspired by pencil sharpeners and other daily household stuff, often but not necessarily tiny, you find close at hand. I’m sure I’m not the only one. Anyway Warframe my latest and present fix features a lot of ships and designs that I’m pretty certain must have been conceived of in the exact same way, and I do love it. You know, floating power tools, that kind of thing.