No blog post yesterday. I thought Id let the lyrical flow of Andi's Suda51 gospel sink in for everyone, plus I had spent the day having a chat with Andi at his place of work n by the time I got home I just wanted to relax. I ended up picking up a copy of Shadows of the Damned too so I could pick up on Suda's work seen as I hadn't played much of it since No More Heroes. So what am I posting today? Its another retrospective! I may do a few of these every now n again in between posts for upcoming games and reviews as its always good to take a look back at something. If reading one of these gets you interested in the game that's covered then hopefully you'll be able to grab a copy n try it yourself. Ill always try n cover a game that is fairly easy to find online at least. It would be unfair to cover something extremely rare on our shores. Today then I'll be looking at Child of Eden.
The story of Child of Eden is revealed through the game's
introduction. It focuses on a girl named Lumi who was the first human to
be born in space, on 11th September 2019 aboard the International Space
Station. Throughout her life, Lumi dreamt of visiting earth, conveying
her feelings into song which she sent down to the people of the planet.
When she died her body was preserved and her memories and data were
recorded and archived. The story moves to humanity's advancement in
space exploration, and the creation of a universal wide internet system
called Eden. Eden is described as a fountain from which all knowledge flows,
to those who have never set foot on earth, containing all of human
history and knowledge. By the 23rd century scientists attempt to use
Lumi's preserved data to create a living persona with eden itself, in an
experiment called Project Lumi. As her recompiled persona emerges and awakens into Eden, she is attacked and trapped by an unknown computer virus. The objective of the player in Child of Eden is to save Project Lumi, which is near completion, from the virus attack. If finished, Project Lumi would reproduce a human personality in Eden, the artificial intelligence inside which Rez took place
Tetsuya Mizuguchi with his work on Rez
Genki Rockets soundtrack is also superb, then again I am a fan so I would say that but it fits the theme of the game (Rachel Rhodes as Lumi is quite delish too) Tetsuya Mizuguchi also works on Genki Rockets so its as close to a complete artistic vision as you'll see from a director. Its difficult to put into words how everything is arranged from a graphical standpoint as each module has its own visual theme. All I can suggets is a good long look at some screenshots. Also worthy of mention is in regards to the Ps3 version. While it was delayed, a 3D option was added. Playing Child of eden in 3D is one of the most definitive 3D experiences you can have. The added depth & dimensionality of the characters added by stereoscopic really brings the worlds to life. Theres also the odd moment where particles n the like look as though they are dancing before your eyes! Its quite surreal. A must for any owner of a 3D TV & a Ps3.