Fun but tricky puzzler provides players little guidance.
Common Sense Media
1 November 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that Splice is a puzzle game with a vaguely science-y theme and no controversial content. However, this doesn't mean that it's appropriate for all ages. The puzzles -- which involve reorganizing cells into specific patterns -- can be extremely challenging, and no tutorial is offered. There is a good chance it will leave younger players -- and perhaps many older ones, too -- fairly frustrated.
Excerpt: Splice is a game that's not afraid to melt your brain. It successfully throws highly challenging puzzles right at you, and if you're not prepared, you could end up being incredibly frustrated. What I took away from Splice is that you need to find a way to play it that works for you. Puzzle games are known for teasing your brain; Splice may very well break it. But then it'll reconstruct it, only to twist it, freeze it, and slowly chip away at it once more.
Excerpt: Leur premier jeu, Auditorium, avait déjà fait forte impression, et les petits gars de chez Cipher Prime avaient transformé leur essai avec Pulse et Fractal, deux autres titres soignés ne laissant pas indifférent. Les voilà de retour avec Splice, un jeu de réflexion qui fait lui aussi assez forte impression.