Platform: Xbox 360 Kinect
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Kinect might be a very clever piece of technology but there's very little games on it actually worth playing, until now that is. Child of Eden is basically a music game where players swipe or raise their hands to navigate through space and to fight an enemy virus.
However, to describe the game in those terms is to do it an injustice. Every time I swiped my hand the game responded with techno and rock beats as well as flashes of colour. Nothing else looks or sounds like Child of Eden. It's also the first motion title I've played where I completely forgot how strange I must look flapping my arms and jumping around my sitting room in front of the TV.
Child of Eden isn't a dancing or a rhythm game though; the game is a throwback to the old skool arcade shooters of the 1980s. It's also a prequel to the cult classic Rez and there's even a story about about saving a child of the internet. The first hour maybe bewildering and the campaign is far too short but there's nothing else remotely like Child of Eden available today.
If you haven't invested in Kinect this is good reason to splash out; if you can't afford to the game works just fine with the standard 360 controller.
Buy or Rent: Buy
Replay Value: 3/5
Review By: Bryan Collins