It is easy to say things about games, like this is one of the most anticipated releases of the year but when it comes to Child of Eden from Ubisoft that is something of an understatement. If you are looking for a game that really engages the senses then this is probably just what you are looking for. Plus, it has a pedigree which is second to none. So, what makes this action game different? Your job is to save the world of Eden (more about that later) but what makes this game remarkable is the way players shoot at an assortment of targets which generate harmonious and melodious sounds upon their annihilation. The physics behind this game is, to put it simply, awesome.
The game is all about spectacle, synchronicity, rockets and rhythm. Plus you get weird and wonderful music from the Japanese band Genki Rockets. It is made for the Xbox Kinnect which gives you extra dimensionality to say the least – you can lose yourself in this game – you can enter its matrix and combine and amalgamate with the superb game play. Take a look at this video if you are unconvinced!
The game is the brainchild of Tetsuya Mizuguchi. This noted games designer and founder of Q Entertainment has been responsible for a lot of games you have probably played, including Sega Rally Championship, Space Channel 5 and Rez. Rez was a rail shooter video game released back in 2001 and Child of Eden is a natural evolution from that point.
So what happens in Child of Eden? Your job is to save Project Lumi which is under threat from a virus attack. When it is complete, the project will produce a human personality within Eden – which is an artificial intelligence and where Mizuguchi ‘s previous game, Rez, took place. The future is in your hands is one of the game’s tag lines and there is nothing closer to the truth than that. Child of Eden takes gaming to a whole new level – it is the future today! Having played Rez way back when this is the sequel that I have been awaiting for a decade. Gamers! What do you think – let us know!