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Blue Ice Reviews (DOS)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Overall User Score (6 votes) 2.6

Critic Reviews

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Coming Soon Magazine (Jan 15, 1997)
Blue Ice is definitely not the typical game you are used to playing with; in fact, it is barely possible to compare it with another computer game. While it features elements borrowed from the adventure game's world, it also contains puzzles that will challenge the strongest minds. Through the artistic environment that appeals for all senses, players will have to explore the world of Icia to find how to enlighten Edward LCCXII to the beauty of the world and teach him how to feel sensations.
PC Gamer UK (Dec, 1996)
Blue Ice is a challenge, and like any challenge the pleasure, for those with enough resolve, is in being its equal. Don't expect too many visceral kicks, but for anyone who delights in the art of lateral thinking Blue Ice will give weeks if not months of hardcore puzzle pondering.
Svenska PC Gamer (May, 1997)
Blue Ice är trots sina små brister en trevlig liten parantes för alla som väntar på Myst's uppföljare eller som har tröttnat på alla "blod-och-slask"-spel. Ett spel i Myst's anda - en trevlig parantes, men dock med en del små brister.
Just Adventure (Apr 21, 2004)
As I pointed out at the beginning of this review, Blue Ice is a one of a kind game. I'm not even sure if I liked it. In my opinion it works better as an audiovisual experience -- a beautiful and magical one at that -- than as an adventure game. The puzzle fest part is not really an adventure game at all and I will not even attempt to judge it. My overall rating of Blue Ice is a C- with an important note -- if you can, take a look at this game because you won't see another one like it anytime soon.
High Score (Mar, 1997)
Typiskt spel som man älskar eller hatar. Jag håller mig kallsinnig och delar ut en tvåa.
PC Games (Germany) (Jan, 1997)
Der Charakter wird geprägt durch obskure Rätsel, amateurhaft wirkende Grafik-Collagen und aufgeblasene Wortschwälle, die wohl surrealistische Poesie darstellen sollen. Zu den inhaltlichen und spielerischen Mängeln gesellen sich noch steuerungstechnische: Das Umschalten des Multifunktionscursors wurde eigenwillig gelöst, und das widerspenstige System zum Hin- und Herspringen zwischen den Locations stellt einen auf so manche Geduldsprobe.
Wohl um arglosen oder unbequemen Kritikerfragen zu entgehen, wurde Blue Ice flugs als "Abenteuer des Verstandes" bezeichnet. Vielleicht in der Hoffnung, niemand gäbe gern zu, ein solches Spiel nicht zu begreifen. Aber wie heißt es immer so schön: Wer alles versteht, versteht nichts. Deshalb leiste ich mir in diesem Fall den Mut zur Lücke und werde nicht weiter versuchen, den tieferen Sinn dieses Spiels zu ergründen. Mein Tip: Lassen Sie es auch sein.