An utterly odd hodge podge of styles and concepts, Synapse kind of throws ideas out there in relative abundance but the result doesn’t quite come together sadly. You’ll be doing some action platforming, puzzle solving, you can play co-op with someone controlling your helper character (or do it solo with the right stick), slip between realities in order to sometimes get some insights in how to solve puzzles, there are shapes and math in places… it’s a lot. The problem is simply that none of it feels polished or compelling, especially where the action is concerned. There’s no doubt that the look and setting are unique, and it seems to be trying to push its little world as you meet new characters… but in the end the bread and butter gameplay just isn’t enough to maintain a steady interest in continuing on with it.
Justin Nation, Score: