Sessler's Soapbox: Child of Eden

Posted: July 5, 2011
Sessler's Soapbox: Child of Eden
Adam talks about why he loves Child of Eden so much and why he thinks it's the perfect summer game.

Comments are Closed

  • Nadrojiskool

    lol adam said "trippy".

    Posted: July 20, 2011 3:04 AM
  • lowkevmic

    @AngelsandDemons- Check out the XBLA or PSN depending on what console you have. There is a re-launch of R-Type and Galaga and both are pretty awesome!!

    Posted: July 11, 2011 11:38 AM
  • AngelsandDemons

    Did anyone else have a seizure while watching the game in the background?.....BTW...I wish there would be some new and innovative space shooters developed for this decade in the same vain of Life Force, Gradius, and R-Type.

    Posted: July 10, 2011 9:45 AM
  • Cathartic Denoument

    YES! Thank you for validating the quality of this game, Adam.
    I hope they make a bundle for this game with Kinect, instead of (or in addition to) the Kinect Adventures bundle. This game is like, the perfect launch game for Kinect.

    And since the initial price really is a bit much, in relation to the game's playtime length, its better off as a bundled game.
    It'd be perfect if the price dropped to at least between the $30-40 price range, or w|e the usual price goes for DLG's, but I'd rather they just bundle it with Kinect.

    Posted: July 7, 2011 9:31 PM
  • PariahDrake

    I got the game for my nieces and it's wonderful.

    The only complaint I have is that it's really hard for 10 yr olds at first, and it can be just a little frustrating until they get the hang of it, but I guess that's a good thing in the long run, it just took me a while to convince them not to give up.

    Posted: July 6, 2011 6:21 PM
  • Spybreak

    Yeah I've just gotten into Red Faction: Guerrilla again, explosions and combat in short doses If you want. Frustrated circumstances also with RF:G lol.

    Posted: July 6, 2011 4:58 PM
  • DPsx72

    This is just the beta version for the kiddies. I'll get it when the real version ships for the PS3. I've no problem waiting for an improved game.

    Posted: July 6, 2011 12:23 PM
  • Wozman23

    I also prefer the feel of an old-school game that focuses on its core gameplay. That's why I'm glad to see services like the XLBA and PSN downloadable titles this generation. Titles like Outland, PixelJunk Sidescroller and Trine 2 remind me of more simplistic times in gaming where the focus was merely on making a fun game. They are an excellent mix of the gameplay of the old, with the fancy paint job that technology now provides. These days, I feel that sometimes developers focus too much on graphics, or story, and that simple concept gets lost.

    Posted: July 6, 2011 11:03 AM
  • ninenightmares

    The Sess is awesome, that's all i have to say :3

    Posted: July 6, 2011 10:15 AM
  • lowkevmic

    I'm finding myself moving further and further from full length games, and been playing a lot of XBLA games. Just discovered Monday Night Combat and Comic Jumper, and those two games are great time consumers. Also just downloaded the new game Trenched, another awesome Arcade game. I'm noticing they are getting more detailed with the gaming experience with some of these Arcade titles. I haven't even bought or played a full length 360 title in about 3 months besides Child of Eden. I would like September 20th to hurry up and get here, so I can get my hands on Gears 3 and fall back into my holiday gaming coma until about next March with all the new games coming out during that time. But the arcade titles and Child of Eden is doing a great job at keeping me occupied until then.

    Posted: July 6, 2011 8:52 AM
  • cardinalsfan1122

    I disagree with Adam. This game is fun but it is far to short, there is very little depth, and it is very repetitive. If it was priced at 10$ it would be great but its full price. I don't think it's very replayable because it gets really repetitive when you play it the first time, and to me it doesn't appeal to a second play through. This game is overrated, by every reviewer, it's good but very short and repetitive, and their is a reason that games evolved from this simple format. This is a nice trip back with some modern additions, but for full price it is not worth it, even in this drought of games.

    Posted: July 6, 2011 8:41 AM
  • lowkevmic

    @balto85, I felt the same way until I played it. It looked like just a bunch of pretty colors, but nothing to get me excited. Then I played the game...It changed my mind real quick. Once I played it, I became upset with the Kinect think why did it take them so long to make a simple first person shooter. The motion controls are pretty seamless when switching from your left hand to your right since each hand controls a different type of weapon. As you play you realize that your kills actually contribute to the song playing so you become more stylish with how you rack up kills. I will admit that it is pretty short, but the songs and level are so visually stunning you'll play it a few times and not care. If you're looking for a really in depth shooting game, this isn't it. But that's ok, because it's a great option if you just want to play something different from what you already have. Especially if you have a few friends over, and a few drinks in your system. At least rent it to see for yourself. I wouldn't suggest buying it, until the price drops or they offer some more levels through DLC or something.

    Posted: July 6, 2011 8:39 AM
  • balto85

    I REALLY want to want this game. Lord knows there's nothing out right now, and not even anything new on the horizon either, but I just can't get interested in this game. I've read tons of great reviews, watched the first 15 minutes on G4, and it just seems boring to me. I keep trying to talk myself into it by saying it reminds me of some of the good arcade games in the 80s (I keep thinking of Tempest and Missile Command a little), but I still just can't muster up any excitement for this game and I can't figure out why.

    Posted: July 6, 2011 2:35 AM
  • Scorch6969

    I've been playing Shadows of the Damned (fantastic game!) and Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (random fun game! loved the first game 2017). Both are very different and impressive games like CoE as compared to what everyone else is playing (BloPs cough...). Working at GameStop, I pushed SotD and EDF:IA hard because I want people to try something different and break out of their box. So far, everyone has come back and thanked me for selling these games to them. Now, they are looking at other games like these, or , are asking questions about other games outside of the "shooter" genre. I am quite happy that there are games still pushed like SotD, EDF:IA & CoE.

    Posted: July 5, 2011 8:40 PM
  • TheDecemberists

    Definitely getting this game!

    In regards to Kinect, though . . . it needs more games on Xbox LIVE Arcade. That is a good market for it. Simply put, you can't make a hard core game without buttons. I don't mean to dis casual games, but the majority of them feel like they should only be $10 to $20. Fruit Ninja is a good example, and I really hope this idea grows.

    Posted: July 5, 2011 8:17 PM
  • lucidity

    Fail stsement of the week ^^^

    Posted: July 5, 2011 7:21 PM
  • tinymhg

    I look at this game (in the background and other places) and think I'd be bored to tears in less than 5 minutes. Sorry, but I'll pass on your Acid trip shooter. Anyway I don't have an Xbox 360, and this game will not sell me one. So if you like this kind of game, or you love your Xbox, Great for you! But it's not my cup of tea.

    Posted: July 5, 2011 6:14 PM
  • SonicATL

    Child of Eden is the ONLY reason I want a Kinect for my 360. Beyond that, I'll wait until Crytek's Ryse comes out to make my final decision.

    Posted: July 5, 2011 6:08 PM
  • melbruframa

    Well said, Adam! I have been wanting to get this game. Read the reviews, the game play, the story line, it just appeals to me in so many ways. As a HUGE fan of shooters, that being Galaga, Power Strike, Gradius 5, Giga wing, Giga Wing 2, In The Hunt, Lighting Force, Choplifter, Zaxxon 3D, and of course Ikaruga, plus so many more, I will get this game to experience yet another great and under rated genre type of game, the shooters!

    Posted: July 5, 2011 5:56 PM
  • mrsappho

    I'm guessing this game is best enjoyed when accompanied by Mary Jane?

    Posted: July 5, 2011 5:21 PM