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  • Summary: [Playstation Network] PixelJunk Eden is the third PSN title from the PixelJunk series by Japanese developer Q-Games. PixelJunk Eden welcomes you to a psychedelic world unlike anything you've ever experienced before. As a tiny, silk-spinning 'grimp', it is up to you to collect the lost "Spectra" that have been scattered across all the gardens of Eden. You grip, jump and swing, destroying "Prowlers" and collecting their pollen which lets you grow more plants to take you further and deeper into the garden to locate the precious "Spectra." Lush visuals, slick controls and music make it an atmospheric and addictive experience. [Sony] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. At the bargain price of $9.99 there is no reason you should not pick up this game.
  2. All these features and ultimately the exciting, addictive, and utterly entertaining gameplay make this game deserving of a high score.
  3. 84
    A unique title, one that brings a breath of fresh air to the PlayStation Network. If you give it time, it'll grab you and keep you coming back for just one more Spectra time and time again.
  4. 80
    A beautiful and mesmerizing title that warrants a look. It can't top the cream of the current crop of downloadable PSN games like Super Stardust HD, PixelJunk Monsters, and Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection Online, but it certainly holds its weight if you're looking to kill a few hours on a lazy Sunday.
  5. PixelJunk Eden is without a doubt a creative expression that let's you play like you've never played before. As a Grimp, your sole task is to furtalise a garden. But you have to believe us when we tell you that the game plays way better than it sounds. And with a very cheap pricetag it's easily worth the money.
  6. If you can survive the frustrating moments, you'll find a game unlike any other which can offer a tremendous experience completely its own.
  7. 67
    A lovely working title with plenty of character. For some that may be enough, but for us it was just that little too frustrating. [Issue#169, p.88]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. ChrisJ.
    Aug 7, 2008
    10
    Addictive, original, and beautiful. My favourite game on the PSN. Download it.
  2. KritU.
    Aug 13, 2008
    10
    Got the demo, it was too complicated to play at first, but once I got the hang of it. next thing i know, I purchased the full game.
  3. Andrew
    Aug 22, 2008
    10
    Best arcade title yet. The game captivates and frustrates all in one session. Despite my personal troubles with getting all the Spectra, I can't stay away! My wife has even picked up the controller to play Eden and that is the biggest step she has taken in gaming since 1985! Expand
  4. BobS.
    Jul 31, 2008
    9
    Very clean. Very Fun. Very fun co-op. Overall good game. Minor flaws are its too short, and only allows for 3 person co-op.
  5. Jan 16, 2012
    8
    This is a great game. Some slam it for the difficulty curve, but I found it's pretty good. The problem there is that you're doing most of your work at very high altitudes, so if you flub some acrobatics, you may fall all the way to the ground and waste all your remaining time trying to climb back - it's stressful. Still, if you ration your time crystals and just pick up what you need, and just pursue the objectives, it's a game that really rewards mastery of the mechanics and adds interesting challenges as you progress.
    Additionally, the visuals are typical Pixeljunk - that is, they look unique, vibrantly colorful, animated and lively, and the music by fits perfectly - both products of multimedia artist "Baiyon." On the Q-Games side, things feel right: Everything seems to have its own weight and momentum. Some things are soft, some hard, others springy, with a bit of give. Swinging, you do sweep an arc, but it feels like your string has tension, and you need the right inertia to keep swinging. It makes a nice, varied world that may be challenging, but is consistent and feels fair. Oddly, you don't walk - you always jump. This isn't a big handicap, but adds a bit of challenge too - like how you can't "jump" in Bionic Commando.
    An expertly crafted game by the PixelJunk team. I strongly recommend it for people who like platformers, but want something really different.
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  6. DanM
    Aug 21, 2008
    8
    Solid game for $10. I love the music in it; and I certainly suggest you do as the game suggests by either having a great sound system or wear headphones when you play, not to mention play it on an HDTV! The timer does take away from gameplay, but it's just a new type of game that provides lots of gaming hours. Expand
  7. KyleS.
    Aug 21, 2008
    4
    This is a love it or hate it affair, i hate it but i can see why other people might like it. play the demo before you buy, and play it a lot if you like it. Great. If you don't, join the club. Expand

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