Ready Set Indie Games Live Streams: A Tale of Synapse: The Chaos Theories (PC)

The Following game A Tale of Synapse: The Chaos Theories was provided to me for free by the developers/publishers of the game. I would like to thank the developers/publishers for providing a free copy of the game to play on my stream.

In this Live Stream, Ready Set Indie Games plays A Tale of Synapse: The Chaos Theories on PC.

A Tale of Synapse: The Chaos Theories is a new platformer game that was released to PC, macOS, and Nintendo Switch and was developed by Souris-Lab and Tesura Games. So before I go into my review of the game, I would like to thank both Souris-Lab and Tesura Games for providing me with a free copy of the game to play on my stream and to write this review.

The Story of A Tale of Synapse: The Chaos Theories is that you play as Nero an alien-like creature who is usually out in the streets, not 100% sure if Nero is supposed to be an Orphan but it does appear to be that way. So one day it starts raining and to get out of the streets Nero runs into Yarga's library who then becomes sort of a father figure to Nero. Nero is then tasked with cleaning the archives in the basement in which Chaos (yes literally Chaos) gets released from one of the books. In addition to this Sci is also release and instructs Nero on how they have to get Chaos back into its book. Now Nero with their new friend Sci has to stop Chaos and get it back into the book.

As I stated before this is a platformer game, but it isn't like your typical platformer game. I will admit when I first say A Tale of Synapse: The Chaos Theories I did get some Ori and the Blind Forest Vibes from it, due to the art style which is stunning and gorgeous. It looks almost hand drawn but it is very pretty. However, playing the game I did see where it is totally different from Ori and the Blind Forest. First, you do get to control both Nero and Sci. Nero seems to be more of the platformer part of the duel where Sci solves more of the puzzles. Speaking of the puzzles sometimes they are regular puzzles and a lot of the time there are mathematical puzzles. This is something I can't say I've seen a lot in puzzle platformers and so it's a nice change for the puzzle-platformer genre.

When it comes to controls you can use both keyboard and mouse as well as a controller. As I typically play with a controller with platformers I opted to play with a controller and the controls was pretty solid and I didn't have any issues. The only issue I ran into was when Nero was cleaning the archives and it defaulted to showing keyboard controls it showed E instead of X for the controller. Another thing I would like to mention is that there are a lot of typos and grammar issues in the games and for some that might take away from the game, so I do feel that in that department it could have been worked out a little more.

Overall, A Tale of Synapse: The Chaos Theories is a pretty fun and exciting platformer game and even with its minor issues, I still recommend it for people to try it out themselves.


If you would like to play A Tale of Synapse: The Chaos Theories for yourself, you can do so on the following platform(s):

PC
macOS

[Steam]
$17.99 USD
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1425800/A_Tale_of_Synapse_The_Chaos_Theories/ 

[Nintendo Switch]
$17.99 USD
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/a-tale-of-synapse-the-chaos-theories-switch/

 

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