Splice PC

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 37
  2. Negative: 4 out of 37

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  1. Dec 23, 2013
    5
    Game: Splice
    Genre: Puzzle
    Developer: Cipher Prime Studios System: Steam (PC) Total Score: 58/100 Value Score: 5.8/10 • Story: */10 • Characters: */10 • GamePlay: 3/10 • Graphics: 5/10 • Sound: 6/10 • Music: 8/10 • Length: 2/10 • Replay Value: 2/10 • Player Value: 2/10 Pros +Challenging /think worthy puzzles Cons -Can become repetitive and bland after
    Game: Splice
    Genre: Puzzle
    Developer: Cipher Prime Studios
    System: Steam (PC)
    Total Score: 58/100
    Value Score: 5.8/10

    • Story: */10
    • Characters: */10
    • GamePlay: 3/10
    • Graphics: 5/10
    • Sound: 6/10
    • Music: 8/10
    • Length: 2/10
    • Replay Value: 2/10
    • Player Value: 2/10

    Pros
    +Challenging /think worthy puzzles

    Cons
    -Can become repetitive and bland after awhile.
    -Not much change in visual design
    -Can be really short
    -There will be times where some of the puzzles could be too complex and you would be stuck for a long time.
    -Gameplay is too simple and does not require much control or feature anything innovative.
    -Sounds and music are bland and forgettable.
    -Not much replay value unless you want to play the same puzzles again with a few twists here and there which are not worth mentioning.
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  2. Mar 15, 2013
    7
    Even if puzzle games are your favourite pastime, the originality of Splice will surprise you. The thoughtprocess revolves around basic counting and pattern analysis, but it feels like play, rather than homework, throughout the campaign. The soundtrack is a soothing but slightly dramatic virtual piano score. Each puzzle is short, but might take anywhere from a minute to a quarter of anEven if puzzle games are your favourite pastime, the originality of Splice will surprise you. The thoughtprocess revolves around basic counting and pattern analysis, but it feels like play, rather than homework, throughout the campaign. The soundtrack is a soothing but slightly dramatic virtual piano score. Each puzzle is short, but might take anywhere from a minute to a quarter of an hour, depending on your genius. There are dozens of puzzles. The standard campaign took me a couple of hours. A stylish, clever game that I would recommend to anyone looking for a new puzzle challenge. I'd give it 7 or 8 points, where 8 is because there's nothing quite like it, and 7 is because the same type of puzzle fills up the entire game. Since user scores on Metacritic are generally inflated, I want to go against that trend and give 7/10 for this game. But at 5-10$, I think Cipher Prime Studios deserve your purchase. Expand
Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. PC Master (Greece)
    Aug 31, 2012
    80
    From the random clicking and solving the first strains by mistake, up to the most complex efforts of deliberate scheming through the last sequences, Splice can make someone feel stupid and genius, at the same time… [August 2012]
  2. PC Gamer UK
    Aug 12, 2012
    68
    A puzzler that remains short of an epiphany. [Sept 2012, p.85]
  3. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Aug 10, 2012
    70
    Small casual game with potential to become the logical game of the year. Its only disadvantage is in its extreme shortness. [Issue#220]