Child of Eden is a rail shooter developed by Q Entertainment and published by Ubisoft. The game revolves around ‘The internet’ known as Eden, and a human intelligence called Lumi. Lumi is trying to be born inside Eden and a virus threatens her, you job is to destroy and cleanse the virus. That’s the entirety of the story plot not much but it gives a form of point to what it is you are doing.
During the course of the game you will be sent down winding corridors and open spaces inside Eden destroy the virtual shapes called viruses. To do this you use your right hand to target and lock onto them and then push your hand forward firmly to fire. Your left hand however is used against purple versions of these enemies and fires a rapid number of bullets at the target. The Kinect control here is great, there is no motion lag and it can easily define what each hand is doing. The option to use a control pad is there but the reason to use it isn’t, being able to stand in front of the screen and act like the people of minority report dragging screens left and right to much to pass on.
The graphics are consisted of lights and geometrical shapes to give an authentic view of what the internet could actual look like with its bytes and an infinite amount of tiny bits of data, shooting these ‘infected’ bits of data cause them to flash and explode and disperse, and the bigger the data the bigger the explosion. The large beast the data contsructs really take the icing on the cake in this graphical style really using their heads while designing the graphical content.
The sound is where this game really comes to life, with a soundtrack made by the band Genki Rockets. Every shot, arm sweep and explosion adds another beat to the music until as you approach the end of the level it comes to its climatic end and as you triumph calms as the virus has been cleansed leaving this area free, essentially turning the anti-virus beep alert off when the threat is neutralised.
Overall the game is an amazing experience, and is recommended to everyone that has a Kinect, though I don’t recommend buying Kinect just for this.
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