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  • Summary: Child of Eden thrusts the player into the center of a battle to save Project Lumi, a mission to reproduce a human personality inside Eden, the archive of all human memories. As the project nears completion, the archive is invaded by an unknown virus. The player's mission is to save Eden from the virus, restoring hope and peace. Expand
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Oct 6, 2011
    92
    The level of challenge and degree of difficulty ramps up smoothly over the course of the game, and all passage of time will slip by, as you become immersed and even hypnotized by the dazzling graphics and stunning music in Child of Eden; one of the most original games I've ever played this year on the PS3 and certainly a perfect fit for the PS Move.
  2. Sep 30, 2011
    90
    The same euphoric mix of interactive gameplay, visuals and music as the Xbox 360, but while it loses the immersion of Kinect it gains a gorgeous new 3D mode.
  3. Oct 29, 2011
    90
    Child of Eden might be known primarily for its forefront position in Kinect's line-up, but it's just as comfortable on PlayStation Move, especially worthy of a purchase given the ridiculously good budget RRP. Rarely have we had as good a time with PlayStation Move - or any game in recent times, for that matter - as with Child of Eden, standing in a darkened room, the volume pumped high, playing by the light of the television and the Move controller alone.
  4. Sep 26, 2011
    83
    If you're willing to spend the cash on a relatively short adventure, you'll experience something totally energizing.
  5. There's no question that this journey of music and life is one well worth taking.
  6. Oct 3, 2011
    80
    The PS3 version of Child of Eden looks good, sounds great anche is really nice to play. The gameplay basics are also the same, but the general feeling is really different from the one we experienced playing using Kinect. The game is great, anyway. If you're looking for a unique videogame, don't miss this one!
  7. Sep 29, 2011
    65
    I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel my heart pound as I worked to free Lumi from the clutches of the virus. I just wish Q Entertainment provided a more fulfilling method of doing so.

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  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Nov 17, 2011
    10
    If you enjoyed Rez, you will definitely want to pick this game up! Similar in style but with a few additions. It's an on rails, music rhythm game. Awesome soundtrack if you are into techno/dance music.
    Yes this game is short, buts not made to be a "play the 8 hours campaign" and be done with it. High replay value comes from trying to improve your score, which this game does have leader boards. If you have a 3D TV and a Move you are in for a real treat. It supports both! Also to truly enjoy this game you do need a set of headphones or a descent set of speakers. If you plan on using the tiny tv speakers you wont get to fully appreciate this work of art. Trust me, this will become one of those "hidden gems" that gets lost in the shuffle this generation.

    Disclaimer: If you have epilepsy you will want to skip this....
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  2. Jul 25, 2014
    10
    This is the best music game I've ever played! Gorgeous visuals and amazing soundtrack with great Move support. I hope we will see more games like this. Masterpiece! Expand
  3. Nov 22, 2011
    9
    What an impressive game! Like REZ, a true classic game that you can play whenever you want. The gameplay is simple, but addictive, the presentation marvellous and the sound awesome. Overall, a little bit short, but the price (18 â Expand
  4. Jun 17, 2013
    8
    An interesting experiment that was really enjoyable for me. The music is nice (check out Genki Rockets, I know them since Hevenly Star in Lumines 2) and the visuals are insanely cool, they gave me goosebumps in places. There isn't much I can say about this game as it's very short, but it was worth the 5€ I spent on it (was discounted on PSN). It's basically Rez with some additions, and in my opinion, a more enjoyable music and visuals. The only thing I disliked was the "on beat" combo system, and the fact that you had to MASTER it to get good scores. I have poor sense of Rhythm so this pretty much precluded me from getting good scores in half the levels, and in the ones I managed to master (this means perfect purification ratio with 5 star score) I had to retry like 100 times. I can't do that for levels with music I don't like, or with really fast beat that is impossible for me to follow. Also, in some levels, enemies pop up outside of the screen and it's really frustrating to see the 99% after an area because some little worm spawned outside of your field of view and you didn't see him.
    Overall though, for a cheap game, I can't help but recommend it to everyone who is interested in a very unique take on rail shooters, but I'm not sure I would have been satisfied if I paid more than 20€ for it, because it's very short and all the replay value comes from the frustrating beat based level mastering. I can't comment on the motion controls because I don't like that stuff so I don't own a PSMove.
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  5. Nov 15, 2011
    8
    This game is the bomb!. Is new and innovative, colorful and good music, you goose bumps puts play with headphones.
    I have not tried in 3D, but
    it must be great,
    Definitely a great game that goes unnoticed, because it was not that popular in this generation... If i speak of the shooters.
    I recommend this game 100%, apart from being fantastic, the price is very affordable.
    I am Spanish, so i feel my poor English... :S
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  6. Nov 23, 2013
    8
    The sister sequel to Rez; Child of Eden expands to become an experience that is both fun to play as much as it is fun to watch.. It might not be the better game of the two but it's a motion control masterpiece and not too shabby with a controller either.... Think Panza Dragoon but abstract and absolutely beautiful! Expand
  7. Nov 10, 2014
    6
    Without 3d-tv and Move controller, this game feels like it needs an extra boost in impressiveness. It's pretty, though, and the abstract 3d becomes strangely familiar after a few hours. It only has half a dozen levels (6 * 10-20mins) with the same build-up towards similar boss fights, although fairly varied in presentation and mood. If you want to hear some decent dance/trance music and dive into an audiovisual hypnosis, CoE is pretty much the only game on the market that does that. Like the music genre, this trance needs only simplicity, flow and steadfastness. But it's more than just a dream, it's got leaderboards, trophies and unlockable artwork, so there's a sense of purpose for those who care. There's also a plot btw.. Expand

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