July 3rd, 2012 | By Mike Gnade
Splice is a mixed bag whose challenge and lack of direction will frustrate some while its slick design and presentation will win over others. The more open you are to experimentation, exploration and discovery, the more you will enjoy what Splice has to offer.
Splice is the latest puzzle game from Cipher Prime Studios which has you working in a microbial universe creatingDNAstrands by rearranging pieces correctly in each level. There’s no denying that the presentation in Splice is top-notch, as can be said for all of Cipher Prime’s titles. The game features an impressive soundtrack. The melodic and entrancing piano tracks are somewhat haunting and match perfectly with the game’s theme of “playing god” with strands of DNA.
Equally, the game’s graphics and design are impressive making for top notch presentation. When you first boot up the game, you will be presented with the game’s title and no menus. As you move your mouse, the camera will tilt showing off the game’s 3D engine and with a simple left click you’ll be immediately thrown into the game’s first sequence. The game is an entirely integral experience – so much so that your previous strands and game menus are still visible in the background during play. It’s undeniably stylish. Background colors change as you progress and the petri dish levels are gorgeous. Screenshots of the game look interesting, to say the least, but everything in motion is just incredibly refined. There’s no denying the aesthetics of Splice; it’s just slick.
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