Summary: Child of Eden is less a game and more an experience. Gorgeous visuals and thumping music blend with an unmatched feeling of freedom and immersion as you wave your hands to destroy enemies to the beat of the music.
Excerpt: Over a decade ago, Rez hit the Dreamcast in Japan and received rave reviews from the relatively few dedicated import fans who played it. The positive vibes continued with its PS2 release, which brought it to North America for the first time officially, but in short supply.
Excerpt: You can't escape mention of Child of Eden without mention of the gorgeous, creative visuals. Levels take place within a kind of digital world (the internet of the future), which basically is just a license for the game to put whatever creative, unusual visuals it wants on the screen.
Conclusion: Fresh and different, Child of Eden offers something different from the status quo. It has great gameplay, mesmerizing graphics, and awesome music. It’s the best Kinect title yet. The biggest downfall is with its longevity.
Summary: Child of Eden is a multi-sensory shooter that will send players diving into a kaleidoscopic matrix of synchronized music and mind-blowing visuals that will usher forth a landmark game experience.
Excerpt: Child of Eden is not only one of the best Kinect games available but it's also a worthy successor to Rez (PlayStation 2) that flawlessly combines cordless controls with a visually stunning and addictive game.
Excerpt: It's the 23rd century, and the internet, now known as Eden, having just reconstructed the persona of Lumi, the first child born in space, is under attack from an unknown virus somewhere in the depths of the cosmos. It's up to you to purify Eden’s archives and save Lumi.
Excerpt: We've all played dozens of games where an asteroid's careening toward Earth or some ancient alien race wants to wipe us out. So it's no surprise that the sublimely artsy Kinect "shooter" Child of Eden features a world in peril.
Pros: + Breathtaking combination of visuals, music, and motion., + Incredibly responsive Kinect controls.
Cons: - Replay value is stretched a bit thin by making you constantly revisit completed stages; lack of mid-level checkpoints can be frustrating., ? Will Ubisoft release a complete Child of Eden soundtrack? (Please?)