Summary: Parents need to know that Child of Eden is a rhythm action game for the Xbox 360’s Kinect camera controller that has players using their hands to direct energy beams toward the screen. The high-concept narrative tasks players with defending the computer-stored memories of the titular girl, who is an icon of goodness for all humanity.
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. You'll go through watery levels with exploding flowers, starry levels with firebirds and flying whales, and you'll go through levels that really can't be summed up except they look synthetic...
Conclusion: Ubisoft In the end, Child of Eden is a wonderful experience the excels on just about every level. It looks and sounds fantastic. It is fun and satisfying and offers an addictive high-score style of gameplay along with tons of unlockables to really hook you. And it controls fantastically well with both a normal controller as well as using Kinect.
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. With only 5 relatively short levels, unless you want to fight for the top of the leaderboards, there isn’t much to bring you back.
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. With a beautiful cinematic opening, Child of Eden takes place in the distant future where mankind has finally left Earth and the internet, now known as Eden has become an integral part of all the memories of mankind.
Excerpt: Child of Eden review Game Over Online - http://www.game-over.com 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.
Conclusion: The most important thing you need to consider about Child Of Eden, regardless of whether you’re using Kinect or a 360 pad, is whether you can play somewhere where you can immerse yourself in the game without disruption. It’s a beautifully breathtaking experience and this is the only way to truly appreciate it.