Single player does not impress as much as the conceptually perfect multiplayer. Single player mode lets you crawl through a whopping 100 levels to test your reaction time and become the master of the card game. Unfortunately, it is way too easy. While I had hoped I would not have to play through the entire game to find a challenge, my fiancé and I played through all 100 levels and did not find ourselves challenged one bit. The beginning is understandably slow, but as you progress, the computer’s speed and smarts go up. These numbers show, but it is not nearly enough of an intelligence and speed improvement to make a difference for seasoned veterans of the game like ourselves. It is a shame, because I would like to continue playing the game outside of multiplayer, but probably never will when there is no way to challenge myself inside of it. Only the last ten levels come close to being a challenge, but were still easy to pass on the first or second try. There are also three challenges to go for on each level (represented by stars), which were also fairly easy. We achieved all three stars without really trying on at least 80% of the levels.
My $5 did not go to waste on my purchase of Physical Contact: Speed. Though the Single Player is awfully easy, the multiplayer is more than worth it for less than an actual deck of cards. This is going to be a great addition to my on-the-go friendly multiplayer games. If a patch were to come along that enhanced the computers difficulty to a more challenging and balanced progression, it would do wonders for the game. But as a multiplayer friendly title, I could not recommend it more. If you enjoy card games with friends and have a spare $5, you really won’t go wrong with Physical Contact Speed.
Note: A copy of the game was provided for the purposes of the review after I had already purchased, and given to another editor at the discretion of the developers. This review is based entirely off my own purchase
Final Score: 7/10
the Subject Matter
-Single Player Levels Are Too Easy