So today I get on my PS3 at around 8 just to play for a little bit, so I get on Eden.  When I next check the clock its 11, I had no intention of playing three hours straight but I did, why, cause this game is evil. The Pixeljunk people cast a spell on me where I must play Eden, I must complete it fully or I won't rest. It was a breeze at the start, the first few levels you can get by in a few hours, put up awesome scores without much effort, but oh that stops.  The last few gardens in this game are made by the devil himself, its evil I tell you, EVIL!!

Do you know what its like to climb up a level, all the way up up up, after like 5 minutes of crazy manuvering and close calls you get to where you want to be but then one tiny slip up and down you go, then you try to catch something but somehow you miss everything on the way down to the bottom, you want to kill something, thats what it feels like! This game can be frustrating for sure but I don't want to stop playing because its still brilliant even though I feel like taking a hammer to my PS3 sometimes... I still love the game.

The truth is the later levels have ingenious design, gone is the hand holding.  Gone is the simple pattern of filling up seeds to get to a spectra in plain view, no now they are hidden or put in such a way that you will have to do some leap of faith or some time of web skill to get to them.  The stages become massive and filled with dangers, changing winds, enemies gallore, even mines. I plan to get all seeds in these levels and the last three levels have me wondering how I am going to pull it off. Its definetly not for everyone, only the strong will make it to the end.  I can tell this by the rankings, the drop off of people as the levels go on is amazing. The first garden everyone who bought it tried so you have a bunch of scores, but by the end only a few thousand remain.  I can understand that this game can be hard for some so they stop but at the same time I can see that some people didn't even play it for long, so why buy it?  Yes I am talking about you guys on my friend list and your pitiful scores, sorry for being blunt but don't you buy a game to play it? (I guess rag address this in his blog).

I guess on of the reasons I am hooked is cause I am pretty good at this game, I am the top ranked player on one of the levels, I am in the top 10 of many more.  Currently in total game score I am 11th and I have yet to finish the game, hell I could be the best Eden player in the world if I really try. Being so close to the top is a fun experience, it gives you a drive to push on, to do the best runs possible. Even though it can cause frustration, when I do a perfect run on a garden its a feeling of pure jubilation, I swear I have danced in front of my TV when I finished a level.

Anyway I still love this game, I love a challange and I love having a game reward you based on skill and this has both in an odd platforming package.  I can understand if this game doesn't do it for you and in a way you maybe better off than being dangerously hooked like I am. :P

Posted by Dvader Fri, 08 Aug 2008 05:26:57 (comments: 11)
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Fri, 08 Aug 2008 07:58:36
I could imagine you doing the dance that Kirby does whenever you beat a level. I really could.

I probably should buy Eden.
Fri, 08 Aug 2008 08:09:57
Ah the good old "I want to quit but I do want to give you the satisfaction so I will play and beat you" feeling. Ahh oldschool, when games were hard and gamer were real men, and not the pussies they are now.

Never give up Vader, perseverence will get you somewhere in life, the people quiting are losers that will fail at life.

Vader = winner GO Vader Go
Fri, 08 Aug 2008 18:49:52
Thanks Iga. Happy
Fri, 08 Aug 2008 19:57:57
I have no idea what this game is. Link me to a trailer, baby.
Fri, 08 Aug 2008 19:58:46
Vader you do realize that I insulted 99% of your friends and family, right?
Fri, 08 Aug 2008 20:18:43
It's less impressive when you realise that there are actually only 11 people playing it Nyaa
Fri, 08 Aug 2008 22:03:15
I never looked at it that way Iga.  GG plenty of youtube vids, some I made, let me get a link.

Here is one:
Fri, 08 Aug 2008 22:06:05
I spent over an hour playing level 8, just to find the last spectra, when I got there its hidden in a giant puzzle, I did not have enough life to solve it... I have spent nearly 3 hours just trying to finish level 8, each run takes like an hour and 20 minutes, you fail, you have to start all over again.
Sat, 09 Aug 2008 19:53:34
So I hear that you are a scanner guy in training? What would happen if I placed that scanner over my sack? Nyaa

You could see all the little GGs working out and ready to go.
Mon, 11 Aug 2008 18:13:25
GG spying on the GGD I see. Nyaa
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