Summary: Tetsuya Mizuguchi's Rez is a cult classic, but was never a hit with a mass audience or at retail. That a follow-up was even greenlit by publisher Ubisoft, nearly ten years after the release of the original, is something of a mystery. Well, fans wanted it, and now they have it with Child of Eden . A sequel to Rez in everything but name, Child of Eden is a short-but-sweet journey through five awe-inspiring worlds, and one of the best Kinect-enabled experiences to date.
Excerpt: Anyone who has played Tetsuya Mizuguchi's previous title Rez will know exactly what to expect from Child of Eden. Rez was (and still is) an exceptional title; its game play was extraordinary and brimming with fresh ideas, feeling like a peep into what the future of gaming might hold. Child of Eden is a worthy spiritual successor to the 2002 PS2 title, introducing some new ideas whilst keeping the same level of synaesthetic immersion that made the original so special.
Excerpt: Child of Eden is a remarkable experience. As you’d expect from the creator of Rez and Lumines, Child of Eden is a feast for the senses that proves video games can indeed be works of art. The visuals are incredible, vibrant colors and beautiful images, coupled with dynamic audio that helps enrapture you within the game’s world. You’ll find yourself so lost within the gorgeous visuals, you’ll often forget you’re inside a video game.
Excerpt: You’ll be done with the main Child of Eden experience in a few short hours. It’s an entertaining evening, and that may not be worth a full purchase for everyone. Here’s the thing: it’s not something you get the chance to play very often. (By our count, we’re getting one about once a decade at this point.) You may just need to pony up the premium for the opportunity.
Conclusion: Child of Eden is one of those games you'll pull out to make friends ooh and ahh at your new A/V system, but it's a game you'll keep out just to dabble in the world Q Entertainment has created. There is truly nothing like this on the PS3.
Excerpt: Tetsuya Mizuguchiâ€™s Rez is considered by many to be one of the best games of all time. Combining trippy visuals, out of this world trance music and gameplay unlike almost any other, Rez helped to create one of the most unique experiences on the Dreamcast and Playstation 2. Nearly ten years later, Mizuguchi released Child [...
Conclusion: Child Of Eden is this year’s only artistically unique rhythm-action experience, despite a relatively short length. The presentation is so rich and imaginative that it flies in the face of every possible trend the industry has right now, and for £20 you should be part of that.