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Yes, we are very excited for Child of Eden. But this new trailer is just a bit... cringeworthy

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Child of Eden. Long overdue sequel to Rez - the still incredible on-rails shooter that first dazzled cosmonauts a decade ago with its admittedly wanky-sounding synesthesia enhanced gameplay but was inarguably an incredible experience for those willing to open their minds and let the light shine in.

Child of Eden is coming and it looks quite lovely. Something like a cross between a neon fish tank, James Cameron's The Abyss and a night I had dancing in a field 20 years ago. Brilliant.

But, it has to be said, this new Child of Eden trailer is really rather cringeworthy. It starts off impressively enough, with lots of pretty things swimming about inside a technicoloured nebula of the mainframe. But then some rent-a-hipsters turn up in a disused car park and start throwing Minority Report shapes with their glowing hands. Look at it:



But whatever. They're not going to put me off. It's probably worth reminding everyone that Child of Eden won’t just be Kinect compatible when it releases on 17 June. It's coming for Xbox 360 and PS3 and - crucially - will be playable with a regular controller. Which is good to know.

March 30, 2011

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21 comments

  • Matt Cundy - March 31, 2011 8:38 a.m.

    @Tariqwahab To find out if you're going to like Child of Eden, I'd suggest giving Rez HD a try on XBLA. You'll think it is either: a) Mind-blowing b) Wanky nonsense If you think a) then you will understand why Child of Eden will be amaze.
  • FreedomPhantom - March 31, 2011 4:22 a.m.

    I liked the ad before the trailer better. it was portal 2
  • Metroidhunter32 - March 30, 2011 10:47 p.m.

    Odd looking game.
  • lovinmyps3 - March 30, 2011 9:34 p.m.

    I'm really looking forward to this but they need to stop showing off the Kinect bullshit and show off the game.
  • ChrisCultista - March 30, 2011 7:28 p.m.

    Im with Kermit and HypeTrain. There was one part where all the guy had to do was move in a diagonal line across the screen, but instead the cross-hair was still doing weird circles for like three seconds after all the enemies on that corner were dead.
  • HereComesTheHypeTrainCHOOCHOO - March 30, 2011 6:19 p.m.

    I'm with Kermit1970, the cursor onscreen didn't match up to the movements of any of those paid actors. Someone was probably playing the game in the background with a controller while these "rent-a-hipsters" (great name Cundy) were told to flail around.
  • Crabhand - March 30, 2011 5:16 p.m.

    "Engage your senses!" "Control the Sounds! "Push the buttons!" Oh wait, wrong commercial.
  • Gahmah - March 30, 2011 5:16 p.m.

    Huh... I kinda don't like COE's aesthetic, just, doesn't really seem to pop with the music or anything, hm, doesn't seem as driven as Rez.
  • Grif - March 30, 2011 4:37 p.m.

    I liked the earlier commercials where all it showed was gameplay. Even the bit where it looked like a guy was next to a huge fish tank was ok, but this... no
  • Sniped50 - March 30, 2011 4:34 p.m.

    Awwwww... WANT GAME NOW! But... game not for PC... Me sad now... I might genuinely consider buying a 360/PS3 for this. We'll just have to wait and see. @Imgema Don't knock Assassin's Creed (not including DRM's). Or Beyond Good & Evil. But otherwise, I see your point.
  • Kermit1970 - March 30, 2011 3:46 p.m.

    Is it just me or are the hand actions again NOT corresponding to what's haapening on the screen?
  • Tariqwahab - March 30, 2011 3:09 p.m.

    Can anyone tell me what's so interesting about this game??!! Honestly haven't seen anything that can convince me to buy it. I watched many trailers and was really surprised for all the hype it's taking. Please Cundy tell me why should I buy this game !!
  • Aletheon - March 30, 2011 2:30 p.m.

    Anything KINECT related is cringeworthy.
  • blackadder79 - March 30, 2011 2:24 p.m.

    I don't see what was so bad about that, it just seemed like a regular trailer to me. Like RamenChimera said, it was nowhere near as cringeworthy as all those adverts nowadays of happy families with creepy forced smiles playing in a sterilised pure white living rooms...not to mention the adverts that feature celebrities pretending like they've actually played the game. I'm not even sure what made them hipsters apart from one guy happened to have a wool hat on... Anyway, the game looks pretty cool, I'll have to keep my eye on it.
  • Matt Cundy - March 30, 2011 2:20 p.m.

    @KidKatana Yes it is heading to PS3 fo' real, although a release date for that version (which will also be Move compatible) hasn't been announced yet.
  • Imgema - March 30, 2011 2:18 p.m.

    Its Ubisoft. Every commercial for something made by them is cringeworthy . Heck, most of their games are even more cringeworthy.
  • KidKatana - March 30, 2011 2:02 p.m.

    Is it definitely definitely for real coming out on PS3? Because they don't seem to like mentioning this fact. And it would make me happy if it did.
  • Ded - March 30, 2011 2:01 p.m.

    Phew towards the "regular controller" option :)
  • mynameisjay - March 30, 2011 1:55 p.m.

    Do your hands really glow like that when you play!?
  • InfinityPrimo - March 30, 2011 1:47 p.m.

    Almost my first "first"! Tell me what is Twitter useful for if I can't get here first. Anyway can't wait for this one.

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