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  • Summary: Place pieces, paint the board, make music. Chime Sharp is an sequel to 2009's Chime, a music puzzle game with an addictive, ambient heartbeat. You tessellate shapes to cover a grid, while a beatline reads those shapes as notes. As you cover the board the music builds to a beautiful crescendoPlace pieces, paint the board, make music. Chime Sharp is an sequel to 2009's Chime, a music puzzle game with an addictive, ambient heartbeat. You tessellate shapes to cover a grid, while a beatline reads those shapes as notes. As you cover the board the music builds to a beautiful crescendo of your own design. The only way to discover Chime is to play it, but if you want a glimpse, consider what it might feel like to cross Tetris, a music sequencer and a hypnotic dream about your favourite pop song. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Aug 12, 2016
    100
    Chime Sharp is maybe a tiny bit bare bones compared to its competitors, with no multiplayer and fairly short round times, but the focused precision really suits the game here, and it’s nonetheless a fantastic chillout puzzle game, one I highly recommend.
  2. Sep 20, 2016
    90
    Chime Sharp is an incredibly simple game, just like the original, but the dynamic soundtrack and mesmerizing gameplay makes for an exceptional experience.
  3. Aug 16, 2016
    85
    More of a solo act than a symphony, but it hits all the right notes for a puzzle game.
  4. Jul 21, 2016
    80
    Chime Sharp is a good, fun puzzle game that builds upon the ideas of its predecessors in all the right ways. It’s gorgeous to look at, each level flows with the consistency and rhythm that you’d hope for, and the soundtrack is one of the best in video games. It does get a tad tedious, and there are a few things they certainly could’ve done a better job explaining, but it’s well worth the ride if you like your puzzle games to be fast and challenging.
  5. Sep 22, 2016
    80
    Chime Sharp builds upon the original Chime by stuffing it with more game modes and improving the presentation. The series once again brings a consolidation of simple, but addictive puzzle mechanics and a wonderfully pleasing dynamic soundtrack that combines together with the colourful visuals to deliver a challenging treat for anyone who likes a stimulating puzzle game with fantastic music.
  6. Aug 24, 2016
    80
    It may be tricky at first, but stick with it and you'll soon find yourself enthralled by Chime Sharp. It's an addictive and absorbing take on a classic formula, with a great soundtrack and a sleek aesthetic for hours of satisfying puzzle action. Just make sure to turn up the volume.
  7. Aug 28, 2016
    70
    A tough and challenging puzzle game, which delivers a charming experience thanks to the role of the music. Discovering the structure of the melodies is fascinating, and the difficulty is set on a fair level. Too bad for the control system, which seems to lack precision in some occasions.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Dec 12, 2016
    10
    Chime Sharp is an amazing puzzle game that mixes music with puzzles, it builds upon the original game and presents itself as an excellentChime Sharp is an amazing puzzle game that mixes music with puzzles, it builds upon the original game and presents itself as an excellent sequel. If you want an excellent musical journey then look no further than Chime Sharp. Expand
  2. Jul 25, 2016
    8
    Chime Sharp è un gioco che superficialmente può sembrare semplice, ma che già dopo le prime partite mi ha portato a ricredermi. BisognaChime Sharp è un gioco che superficialmente può sembrare semplice, ma che già dopo le prime partite mi ha portato a ricredermi. Bisogna calcolare bene ogni mossa, velocemente, ma stando anche attenti a non commettere errori che potrebbero pregiudicare irrimediabilmente la nostra partita.
    Il gioco riesce a fondere perfettamente la logica del puzzle game a la Tetris con l'accompagnamento musicale. La sua pecca maggior è che non esiste alcun tipo di spiegazione esplicita delle dinamiche del gioco, quindi per padroneggiare a dovere Chime Sharp bisogna dedicargli un po' di tempo. Ma una volta preso il ritmo, vi posso garantire che sarete letteralmente trascinati nel suo gameplay e riuscirete a distaccarvene con estrema difficoltà.
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  3. Feb 20, 2017
    6
    Chime Sharp
    A game with just as much potential as it has problems…
    Chime sharp is a music meats Tetris styled puzzle game... The concept is
    Chime Sharp
    A game with just as much potential as it has problems…
    Chime sharp is a music meats Tetris styled puzzle game...
    The concept is simple.. make blocks, cover the board, increase your score while the game reads your shapes as notes…
    There are 16 different levels here that are unlocked as you get high enough scores on precious levels… all with 4 different modes to change the gameplay up that aren’t unlocked until you master the previous mode…
    And mastering these modes are very hard to do because of the games underlying problems…
    This is a puzzle game.. But the rounds go by so fast that I never felt I was using my brain...
    I was reacting, frantically rotating shapes and placing them trying to create blocks and fill up the score bar at the bottom…
    I felt there was never time for me to think ahead...
    Because of this I never felt I was making progress with the game… just that I was mindlessly going through levels getting lucky while some cool music played in the background…
    Another issue I have that also stops any feeling of progression is that every board gives you different shapes to use and it doesn’t tell you the shapes that level uses beforehand so you have no idea what to build for or how you should be setting up slots for future shapes..
    To be fair, you can eventually memorize the shapes for each level and make a note yourself... though you shouldn’t have to... but you can...
    But even if you do so, this will hardly matter for some levels because the difficulty of them are based solely on the color scheme of these levels…
    as you clear blocks they change colors and in some stages the color matches too closely with your shape in hand so it’s hard to see where you’re placing anything…
    Chime Sharp is a cool idea…
    But the timer is too fast.. It’s sometimes too hard to see the board… and the game constantly changes the rules without telling you…
    It’s an alright puzzle game… definitely a challenge…
    but for all of the wrong reasons.
    I give Chime Sharp
    a 6/10
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