Child of Eden (PS3)

January 28, 2012 4 Min Read

Review by: Fusion3600

Plot: What’s it about?

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. In this PS3 version, the visuals are taken a step further than before, thanks to the inclusion of 3-D support. So if you’ve seen Child of Eden before, prepare to see an even more immersive, stunning incarnation. The 3-D is some of the best I’ve seen in a game and really makes the visuals shine that much more. So we know the game is a masterpiece in terms of audio/visuals, but is Child of Eden fun?

As good as the game looks and sounds, the game mechanics are what really matters. Without a solid core experience, pretty visuals only count for so much, after all. Child of Eden delivers on all fronts, with a campaign that is a blast to experience and never disappoints. The game can be tough, but it is fair and controls are precise and consistent. This ensures you have what you need to progress, so if you fail, you know it was due to your own mistakes. You can use your Dualshock controller or Move, which lets you get more active in the process. I found the Move controls to be rock solid in most instances, but some of the more precise moments went smoother with the standard controller. Either way, you’ll have a frustration free control experience. Child of Eden is a rare game that offers a unique environmental experience, incredible visuals and sound design, and a well crafted core game experience. This is one of 2011’s best games and thanks to Move and 3-D support, it is better than ever.

Video: How does it look?

As I made clear above, Child of Eden is simply one of the best looking games ever created. The visuals are gorgeous and you could frame some of the images, the game is that beautiful. The rich colors and creative designs look even better in 3-D, which allows them all to flow right off the screen. This is one game that deserves to be called art, so Child of Eden earns the full score for visuals and then some.

Audio: How does it sound?

The game doesn’t just look great, it also sounds excellent. The dynamic and creative sound design is impressive, as it is seamlessly integrated into the game play experience. So not just a terrific soundtrack, but a sound design that meshes with the actual game play, which is rare. It all sounds tremendous here too, a rich and expansive audio presence that will dazzle your ears as much the visuals dazzle your eyes.

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