Review: A Tale of Synapse – The Chaos Theories

A tale of Synapse has a unique look, intricate puzzles but a little too much head count.

There are as many retro-scented platform games on the market right now, though A Tale of Synapse: The Chaos Theories still stood out in the pile of review copies, thanks to its sophisticated look and graphics.

Photo: Nintendo.com / © Tesura Games - A Tale of Synapse - The Chaos Theories - Sci and Néro
Photo: Nintendo.com / © Tesura Games

Our avatars are Sci and Nero which we control through lots of paths filled with characters and tricky puzzles. It is important to use logical thinking and a lot of mental arithmetic to get through the various challenges.

You control Néro with the primary buttons and then you can easily control Sci, which can fly and can thus get to surfaces that Néro does not reach. It is also possible to play in Co-op with a friend and then players get two to control Sci. Fun grip that makes me remember one of my old favorite games Atari 1040STE as a hood Wizball where you controlled the cat in certain sequences to help the main character.

Photo: Nintendo.com / © Tesura Games - A Tale of Synapse - The Chaos Theories - Sci and Néro in peril
Photo: Nintendo.com / © Tesura Games

Sci can lift things and put them in different containers to be able to open doors and reach the next level. You can also switch between different dimensions where you can get more clues on how to solve a certain puzzle.

A Tale of Synapse: The Chaos Theories has a very nice but still simple graphics and the game works just as well on yours Switch in dock as in portable position. There are no charging times to speak of and this is a perfect game to pick up for a while while you wait for the bus or get bored between two meetings.

Photo: Nintendo.com / © Tesura Games - A Tale of Synapse - The Chaos Theories - Sci and Néro in beautiful landscape.
Photo: Nintendo.com / © Tesura Games

The only thing I can feel is negative is that many puzzles are based on ordinary, simple mental arithmetic and it is not very difficult for me to solve them. It feels a little simple in the puzzle. Then it’s great that a game teaches you to count, but when it becomes too much, it quickly becomes annoying if it is not for educational purposes.

In summary, that is A Tale of Synapse: The Chaos Theories a different platform slip, which has a unique look and for the most part fun puzzles, but unfortunately it all gets a bit annoying. Regardless, the game is definitely worth a recommendation.