Dyad for PlayStation 3
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Dyad

Jul 17, 2012
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About this game

Content Rating: Everyone

Summary

Dyad is an abstract racing/shooter/puzzle hybrid where players move forward by manipulating other vessels on the track.

Dyad also explores the mind state of the player -- the game is designed to create a strong sense of flow, upon which it offers different contemplative approaches. The topics of contemplation, called Mantras, create a thought-based metagame on top of the audio-visual gameplay.

An independently-developed project created by Shawn McGrath, Dyad is made for play on PlayStation 3 consoles. It has also been demonstrated at festivals using "The Machine", a device built for full immersion into the Dyad experience.

Critic Reviews

18 Reviews
8.18
Daniel BischoffJul 25, 2012
Despite those drawbacks, the highly stylized Dyad is well worth your time and money. Once you get in the zone and start hitting enemies in succession, the blistering speed, graphics, and sound can put you in a trance. Pretty soon you'll hear colors.
Tim TuriJul 16, 2012
It’s not quite a rhythm game, but the steady beat and ethereal enemy sound effects influenced my pace. Dyad falls into a genre gray zone that makes it hard to define. Playing for long stretches feels like sensory over-indulgence, which could be good or bad depending on your sensitivity. No matter how busy the onscreen action becomes, Dyad is consistently entertaining and rarely frustrating.
Susan ArendtJul 20, 2012
Dyad is elegant and joyous, a hurricane waiting to be tamed - and you might hate it. That's true of every game, I know, but this is one of those games that you will either want to beat into submission as you bend it to your will, or one that you'll play for a few levels and abandon as soon as the learning curve starts to arc too high. There just isn't a whole lot of in between here.

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