Dyad’s brilliantly eccentric design and simplistic, addictive gameplay might earn it quite a few unfair comparisons to other, vaguely similar titles such as Audiosurf, Rez, or likewise fantastically delusionary games. Showing people screenshots and videos might prove to be alluring, but once you get your hands on the actual game, it does the best job of defining itself.
As you play through, that definition will continue to evolve, constantly developing the gameplay in a way that’s always decidedly simplistic, yet maniacally challenging. Call it a racing game, call it a puzzler or a musically-inclined faux hallucigenic trip; whatever you end up calling Dyad, it’ll assuredly be a unique experience. A/A+