Splice Review (Windows PC)
Posted by Sam Wilson (Boojadaed), Jun 27, 2012 17:12
Splice hits center stage in the casual game genre with its complex puzzles and beautiful graphics. Today’s casual games have to be completely addicting out of the gate or have some kick butt graphics to really gain attention. Splice does well to have a good balance of both.
The game itself is very easy to learn, but then evolves in a fantastic puzzler for the brain. There are multiple levels go complete and each has seven strands or puzzles you have to complete. The main goal is to rearrange cells into a particular shape or pattern. The kicker is you can only attach and remove cells so many times, which is called a splice. You can splice as many times as you want, but if you use up the required amount for the puzzle, you’ll see a big “SPLICES EXHAUSTED” notice across the screen. So, you simply want to use as few splices as possible. The levels gradually get more difficult and the number of splices you can use increase making things even more interesting. Beyond that, in some levels you begin to get cells that mutate and have different abilities. They range from a cell that clones everything attached underneath it, a cell that basically births another underneath it, and an exterminator cell that kills all cells underneath it. You can experiment and play with the different combinations of how to splice and use the mutations, but your final goal is to always complete the strand correctly.
Rating: 5.0, votes: 1