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If this is junk then what are all the $60 dollar games sitting idle in their cases?
August 25, 2008, 10:30 am
Filed under: gaming

The incredibly modestly named Pixeljunk Studios recently released Eden as a downloadable title on the Playstation Network for the PS3.  I downloaded it because I was trying to get k interested in my latest foolish/expensive/foolishly expensive gaming hardware purchase and MGS4 wasn’t doing it for her.  Because she requested a puzzle game, and because Eden declares itself a puzzle game and had received a lot of positive press.

First impressions: “This is dumb, I guess you can’t play two player.” You can.

Followed shortly by: “What’s going on?  I guess I died.  This is stupid.” It is not.

Toying around a bit more had me feeling ashamed about my initial ignorance within another five minutes.  From the deeply pleasing sensory stimuli to the simple and addictive gameplay that knows exactly how to reel in the gamer who tends towards the obsessive-compulsive, Pixeljunk has made vaporware out of many of my much fancier, much costlier PS3 games.

k still isn’t particularly interested.