Excerpt: One of the coolest things about Chime on the Xbox 360 (editor: Xbox Live) is more than 60 percent of the purchase price of Chime will be donated to children's charities around the world, helping those who need it the most.
Conclusion: These songs provide the perfect backdrop for Chime's laid-back gameplay... well, provided you're not playing 3 minute mode, where spamming the grid with pieces as fast as you can becomes the key strategy. Chime looks, sounds, and plays great, a near-perfect addition to the puzzle-game cannon.
Summary: " Chime " is a fantastic game, and easily worth twice the price. It sits as one of the best puzzle games I have played in recent times, just beaten to the post by Lumines . It beggars belief that OneBigGame not only put it out at such a low price, but also are to give the profit to charity.
Excerpt: At first glance, Chime for the Xbox Live Arcade will remind people of two games, Lumines and Tetris. Though it doesn't play like either, it borrows elements from both. Chime is a music puzzle game that tasks players to use different geometric shapes made up of squares to make quad shapes, while also...
Summary: Chime feels like an experiment but plays like a game. This innovative mash-up of block-based puzzle gaming is one of the most original puzzlers to come along in ages, and a percentage of the proceeds from every sale go to the OneBigGame charity to boot.
Pros: Innovative mash-up of puzzle gaming and music, Spectacularly addictive, Groovy new age tunes from the likes of Philip Glass and Moby, Great price at just 400 Microsoft points
Cons: An interactive tutorial would have been a nice addition to ease the learning curve, Could use a few more levels, boards, and tunes